Refocusing on prevention

A brief look at the most recent death statistics from the CDC tells us that 74% of the deaths in the US are due to 10 causes: heart disease, cancer, injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, kidney disease, and suicide.1 So it comes as no surprise that many of us, as health care providers, are often consumed with treating disease, rescuing a patient from the jaws of death, and improving the quality of life for those who are afflicted by multiple comorbidities.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research

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Abstract COVID-19 has created enormous challenges for health systems worldwide, with the rapidly growing number of deaths and critical patients with pneumonia requiring ventilatory support. Alternative methods to control the spread of the disease such as social isolation, extreme quarantine measures, and contact tracing have been used around the world. However, these measures may not be totally effective to fight COVID-19, in step with the necessary national preparations to meet the new patient care demands. A wide range of digital technologies can be used to enhance these public health strategies, and the pandemi...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Simultaneous CRC and CRLM resections seem to be safe when patients are carefully selected, also considering the risk of recurrence concerning oncologic outcomes. The pre-planning of simultaneous resection is mandatory to plan trocar positioning, procedure sequencing, and patient position. PMID: 32490901 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Cirurgica Brasileira - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Acta Cir Bras Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Carbohydrate PolymersAuthor(s): Ben Newland, Carmine Varricchio, Yvonne Körner, Franziska Hoppe, Christian Taplan, Heike Newland, Dimitri Eigel, Giusy Tornillo, Dagmar Pette, Andrea Brancale, Petra B. Welzel, F. Philipp Seib, Carsten Werner
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Carbohydrate PolymersAuthor(s): Zhuodong Chai, Chao Teng, Lei Yang, Lianjie Ren, Zhongyue Yuan, Siyuan Xu, Manman Cheng, Yanmei Wang, Zhen Yan, Chao Qin, Xiaopeng Han, Lifang Yin
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: there were an expressive quantitative number of absences due to depression, in which it was observed, especially, that the absence time remained long. PMID: 32491123 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: a Navigation Program was developed adapted to the Brazilian reality, and attributions of the navigators were created. PMID: 32491120 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Life expectancy in the United States declined from 2016 to 2017, yet the 10 leading causes of death remained the same, according to three government reports released Thursday. Increasing deaths due to drug overdoses and suicides explain this slight downtick in life expectancy, the US Centers for Disease Control says. Overdose deaths reached a new high in 2017, topping 70,000, while the suicide rate increased by 3.7%, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reports. Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC director, called the trend tragic and troubling. “Life expectancy give...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news
I read it again this week, and I wonder why the editors of our medical journals continue to perpetuating this falsehood. An article in a prominent journal stated again that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. We all know this is not the case, and yet editors continue to let this be stated in their journals as if it were fact. Ever since the offending article was published last year making this ridiculous claim, other authors have perpetuated it as if it were true. Yet it is painfully obvious to every practicing physician that it is not true. The top ten causes of death, according to th...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Malpractice Source Type: blogs disease and cancer are responsible for nearly half of all deaths in the U.S., report saysWhat are the most common ways to die in America? The answer depends on how old you are, whether you're a man or a woman, and your racial and ethnic background, a new report shows.Alzheimer's disease accounted for 5% of deaths among U.S. women, for instance, but only 2.1% of deaths among men. Accidents and unintentional injuries caused 39.7% of deaths among people between the ages of 10 and 24, but only 7.4% of deaths for adults between the...
Source: Dr Portnay - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
After every terrorist attack we go through a period of overwhelming fear that we will individually be the target of terrorism. Recently a man told me that he will avoid going to crowded areas of the city because he fears being killed by a terrorist. A woman fears flying because she fears the plane will be blown up by a terrorist. Years ago, after 9/11, a woman told me that she feared "Arab-looking men" in the subway. And, after 9/11, years ago, a family moved to Colorado from New York City because of their fear of terrorism. Fear pervaded the lives of many people and, once again, after the attack in San Bernardin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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