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Healthy Living

  • African American Health
    African American Health

    African Americans are living longer. The death rate for African Americans has declined about 25% over 17 years, primarily for those aged 65 years and older.

    5/2/2017 1:00:00 PM
  • Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities
    Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities

    Dental sealants are effective but underused protection against cavities. Start or expand programs that offer sealants to children at school.

    10/18/2016 2:00:00 PM
  • Hospital Actions Affect Breastfeeding
    Hospital Actions Affect Breastfeeding

    The WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is the global standard for hospital care to support breastfeeding, with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding at its core.

    10/6/2015 1:00:00 PM
  • Hispanic Health
    Hispanic Health

    Hispanics or Latinos are the largest racial/ethnic minority population in the US. Heart disease and cancer in Hispanics are the two leading causes of death, accounting for about 2 of 5 deaths, which is about the same for whites.

    5/5/2015 1:00:00 PM
  • Asthma in the US
    Asthma in the US

    Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. It can limit a person's quality of life. While we don't know why asthma rates are rising, we do know that most people with asthma can control their symptoms and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding asthma triggers and correctly using prescribed medicines, such as inhaled corticosteroids. .

    5/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Access to Health Care (PDF)
    Access to Health Care (PDF)

    New 2010 estimates show that the number of Americans without health insurance is growing, affecting middle-income Americans as well as those living in poverty. About 50 million adults 18-64 years old had no health insurance for at least some of the past 12 months.

    11/9/2010 12:00:00 PM
  • Page last reviewed: July 1, 2015
  • Page last updated: July 1, 2015
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