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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age

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

http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/prevention/lifestyle/healthy-women.html

Describes which screening tests are needed, when to get them, which medicines may prevent disease, and other steps women can take for good health.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Palliative and End of Life Care

Categories: Elderly,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-481.pdf

Covers the key components of palliative care, approaches to managing and standardizing care, and key challenges to providing high quality care.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Overview of Hospital Stays in the United States, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb180-Hospitalizations-United-States-2012.pdf

Covers characteristics of inpatient stays at U.S. community hospitals for three types of stays: medical, surgical, and maternal.  The characteristics include patient age, primary payer, and hospital region.  The average stay lasted 4.5 days and cost $10,400.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Depression and Obesity in the U.S. Adult Household Population, 2005-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db167.pdf

Examines the relationship between obesity and depression, the use of antidepressant medications, and gender/race/ethnicity implications.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Federal and State Quarantine and Isolation Authority

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL33201.pdf

Provides an overview of federal and state public health laws as they relate to the confinement of individuals and constitutional issues that may be raised should individual liberties be restricted.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

Categories: Climate Change,Defense/Military,Environment,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf

Examines climate change as a “threat multiplier” from such possibilities as pandemic disease, food and water shortages, refugees, poverty, and global instability.  From the Department of Defense

 

Flu Vaccination Coverage, United States, 2013-14 Influenza Season

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/fluvaxview/vax-coverage-1314estimates.pdf

Includes estimates of the cumulative percentage of persons vaccinated by the end of each month from July 2013 through May 2014 for each state and selected local areas. Also includes coverage by age, gender, and race/ethnicity and trends from recent years. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Ebola: Basics about the Disease

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43750.pdf

Discusses symptoms, modes of transmission, incubation period, treatments, and projections of the future course of the outbreak.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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