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Child Health USA 2014

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://mchb.hrsa.gov/chusa14/downloads.html

Latest in an annual series of reports on the health status and service needs of infants, children, and adolescents.  Covers factors that influence the health and well-being of children, behaviors that affect their health, and financing and utilization of health services.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration

 

Medicaid: Key Issues Facing the Program

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671761.pdf

The Medicaid program is undergoing major changes, in part due to the Affordable Care Act.  This report describes key issues that face the program, and how possible changes might affect federal oversight.  Highlights 24 key recommendations made in the past but not yet implemented.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Deaths: Final Data for 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_03.pdf

Presents final 2011 data on U.S. deaths, death rates, life expectancy, infant mortality, and trends by selected characteristics such as age, six, race, Hispanic origin, state of residence, and cause of death.  Life expectancy at birth in 2011 was unchanged from 2010 at 78.7 years.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Deaths: Leading Causes for 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_07.pdf

Presents final 2011 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin.  Also presents leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Fetal and Perinatal Mortality: United States, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_08.pdf

Presents 2013 fetal and perinatal mortality by maternal age and status, race, Hispanic origin, state of residence, fetal birthweight, gestational age, plurality, and sex.  Also reviews trends in fetal and perinatal mortality.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations, United States, 2013

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6426a1.htm

Discussion and statistics on fruit and vegetable daily intake needs.  Table shows percentage of residents by state meeting federal fruit and vegetable intake recommendations.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Regenerative Medicine: Federal Investment, Information Sharing, and Challenges in an Evolving Field

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670930.pdf

Describes which federal agencies have conducted or funded regenerative medicine research, the direction of their investments, the information sharing they’ve engaged in with other agencies, and challenges they’ve encountered in doing such research.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

2016 Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel

Categories: Health/Medical,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/table-of-contents

Information for international travelers on health conditions in various countries and infectious diseases related to travel.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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