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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Annual Report of the State Board of Health

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1212015/$file/RD121.pdf

Includes discussion and statistics of such issues as access to health care, aging population, immunization, health disparities and environmental health in Virginia.  From the Virginia State Board  of Health

 

Projecting Cancer Incidence in Virginia

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/CancerBrief_VACancerProjections_15April2015_0.pdf

Presents cancer incidence projections for Virginia, its 95 counties, and 39 independent cities over the three decades of 2011-2020, 2021-2030, and 2031-2040 for the most commonly occurring cancers.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Interpregnancy Intervals in the United States: Data from the Birth Certificate and the National Survey of Family Growth

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_03.pdf

Presents the results of surveys of time between a live birth and conception of a subsequent live birth by state, age at delivery, marital status, education, number of previous births and race/ethnicity.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqdr14/2014nhqdr.pdf

Beginning with 2014, the previously separate healthcare quality and disparities reports  are integrated into a single document.  Covers the quality of healthcare received by the general population and disparities endured by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  Finds that disparities were reduced by access to health insurance from the Affordable Care Act.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

USGCRP Climate and Health Assessment: Draft for Public Comment

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/09/fact-sheet-us-caricom-summit-deepening-energy-cooperation

This scientific assessment reviews new literature on the impacts of climate change on human health in the U.S. including temperature related death and illness, air quality, vectorborne disease, water problems, food safety, extreme weather and mental health.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

Emergency Department Visits for Drug Poisoning: United States, 2008-2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db196.pdf

Provides information about drug poisonings by age, sex, intent of injury, and drugs involved for the period 2008-2011.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children with Special Health Care Needs

Categories: Children,Health/Medical

http://www.jpeds.com/pb/assets/raw/Health%20Advance/journals/ympd/Visser.pdf

Described as the first national study to look at behavioral therapy, medication, and dietary supplements to treat ADHD among children ages 4-17.  Shows how ADHD was treated before the release of the 2011 clinical guidelines.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

FDA Issues Final Guidance on the Evaluation and Labeling of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm440713.htm

Agency press release with explanation about release of final guidance to assist the pharmaceutical industry on developing opioid drug products with abuse-deterrent properties.  Includes links to Federal Register and Guidance documents.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

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