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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for Nov. 14
Date:11/14/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14: A GROWING HEALTH PROBLEM

Profile America -- Saturday, November 14th. Each year, November marks National Diabetes Month. The goal is to make the public aware of the serious nature of the disease, and how to detect and control it. When our bodies are unable to maintain a normal blood sugar level, many complications may follow, including kidney failure. The disease is also the leading cause of new cases of blindness. Diabetes in the U.S. is on the rise, and some public health experts even refer to it as an epidemic, fueled by our overweight and inactive lifestyle. Across the country, more than 75,000 people a year die from complications of the disease. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at http://www.census.gov.

Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2009, p. 533

American Diabetes Association

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2009, t. 114

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look under the "Newsroom" button).

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