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Helping Doctors Communicate with Patients About Preeclampsia

 

01/25/2018 01:00 PM EST

From Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field, a series highlighting communities across the Nation that are addressing the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs).

Prescription opioids continue to factor significantly in the epidemic of deaths from opioid overdose in the United States. In 2016, more than 46 people died each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids.…

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01/24/2018 08:00 AM EST

Welcome to the start of a New Year with new hopes, wishes, and strategies on the roadmap! Does your 2018 roadmap ensure that everyone is able to benefit from and enjoy your health promotion efforts? One in five adults in the United States have some type of disability, and approximately one in eight working-age adults have a disability. It’s everyone’s job to build inclusive workplaces and provide equal opportunities for worksite wellness. As you kick off your health promotions for the year, consider actively planning for and including employees with disabilities.

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01/23/2018 02:35 PM EST

Rates of preeclampsia are rising in the United States. Preeclampsia, a condition that some women develop during pregnancy, can cause serious complications for women and their babies — and may even be deadly. Women with preeclampsia develop high blood pressure after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Rarely, preeclampsia can lead to eclampsia, a more serious condition that can cause seizures and coma in women with preeclampsia.…

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