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A recent issue of NIH Research Matters entitled, Factors contributing to higher incidence of diabetes for black Americans discusses type 2 diabetes and health disparities.
Join the NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31 from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET. This session will feature Stephanie Morrison who is the Team Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource, Genetics Home Reference. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM resource for consumer health information about health conditions that have a genetic… Read More »
Rural areas face higher rates of chronic disease and higher related mortality rates. In some rural regions of the country and for some rural population groups, the disparity is even worse. The Rural Health Information Hub announces a new guide which discusses the impact of chronic disease on rural America, how providers and communities can help patients… Read More »
News Release from NIH Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one allergen at elevated… Read More »
Partnering4Health is a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and between 2014 and 2017. Five national organizations were provided with CDC funding to support communities in their efforts to promote healthy lifestyle. The final aim of this project was to reduce death and disability due to tobacco use, decrease obesity and reduce the… Read More »
A recent issue of CDC’s Vital Signs highlighted the link between obesity and some types of cancer. This article explains that while there are 13 types of cancer associated with obesity, over half of Americans aren’t aware of this link. Vital Signs also provides infographics about recent trends in obesity related cancers as well as… Read More »
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The CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has a Diabetes Prevention Impact Toolkit for states, employers, and insurers to project the health and economic effects of providing a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program on a population at risk for diabetes. There are separate modules for states, employers, and insurers, each with instructions on how to use… Read More »