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The Number of Veterans that Use VA Health Care Services: A Fact Sheet

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Uncategorized,Veterans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43579.pdf

Provides statistical table with trends since 2001 in the number of veterans, VA-enrolled veterans, and veterans using VA health care during the year.    From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

S.1947 A Bill to Rename the Government Printing Office the Government Publishing Office, and for Other Purposes

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s1947is/pdf/BILLS-113s1947is.pdf

Redesignates the Government Printing Office as the Government Publishing Office to better cite the range of contemporary responsibilities of the agency.  The Public Printer would become the Director of the Government Publishing Office.  From the Federal Digital System

 

Health Benefits for Members of Congress and Certain Congressional Staff

Categories: Congress,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43194.pdf

This report summarizes the provisions of the final rules relating to health benefits for members of Congress and their staffs, and describes how it affects current and retired members and congressional staff.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses: 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Uncategorized

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/osh.pdf

Reports on key findings from the 2012 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, including types of injuries and illnesses, time lost, industries and occupations involved, incidence rates, and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Malaria Cases in U.S. Reach 40-Year High

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

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p1031-malaria-cases.html

1925 cases of malaria were reported in the U.S. in 2011, a 14% increase over 2010.  Also describes what causes the disease and how to prevent it.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Estimated Percentages and Characteristics of Men Who Have Sex with Men and Use Injection Drugs, United States, 1999-2011

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics,Uncategorized

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6237a2.htm

 

Part of the surveillance system for tracking vulnerability to and transmission routes for human immunodefiency virus (HIV).  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2011: National Estimates of Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Uncategorized

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k13/DAWN2k11ED/DAWN2k11ED.pdf

Reports a 29% increase in the number of drug-related ED visits involving illicit drugs between 209 and 2011.  Also covers nonmedical use of prescription drugs and drugs/alcohol taken together.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

Changes in Cesarean Delivery Rates by Gestational Age: United States, 1996-2011

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db124.pdf

Provides statistics and information on the result of efforts to bring down the high cesarean delivery rate which had risen 60% from 20.7% of all births in 1996 to 32.9% in 2009.  Also provides information on cesarean deliveries by demographic and regional characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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