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National and State Patterns of Teen Births in the United States, 1940-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_04.pdf

Presents trends from 1940 in national birth rates for teenagers with particular focus on the period since 1991.   Discloses that the birth rate for teenage mothers fell 57% between 1991 and 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Immigration Policies and Issues on Health-Related Grounds for Exclusion

Categories: Health/Medical,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R40570.pdf

Reviews the diseases that are health-related reasons for excluding people from entering U.S., and port of entry procedures. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP): United States, 2014-15 Influenza Season

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6332a3.htm

Includes groups recommended for vaccination, timing of vaccination, and vaccine composition for the 2014-15 season.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db162.pdf

Describes recent trends in nonmarital births and in cohabitation for unmarried mothers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Relationship of Income and Health Care Coverage to Receipt of Recommended Clinical Preventive Services by Adults—United States,2011-2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6331a2.htm

Finds that having health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act or having higher income was associated with higher rates of receiving a set of six basic health preventive services. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Workplace Stress in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/workplace-stress-in-the-united-states_5jz0zb5t4532-en

Reviews the literature on a variety of economic concerns related to job stress and health and also discusses U.S. policies related to job stress.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

WHO Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee Regarding the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/ebola-20140808/en/

Deems the West Africa ebola outbreak an extraordinary event and outlines steps to take for states with the outbreak or for those bordering on states with cases.  From the World Health Organization

 

2014 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/downloads/tr2014.pdf

Annual report on the prospects for the trust funds that operate the Medicare program.  Credits the Affordable Care Act for slowing the rate of growth in expenses and extending the life of the trust fund that finances the hospital insurance program until 2030, four years longer than reported last year.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

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