Imperial Valley News
Durham, North Carolina - The adage “out of sight, out of mind” applies to electricity use, according to new research from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
Dallas, Texas - If you’re like most Americans, you don’t know the signs of stroke.
Only 8 percent of those recently surveyed in the American Stroke Association/Ad Council Stroke Awareness Continuous Tracking Study could identify each letter in F.A.S.T., an acronym of the most common stroke warning signs.
Baltimore, Maryland - Patients consult family members for advice about their heart failure symptoms; while health care providers engage in social networks to improve communication and heart failure care, according to separate studies from the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2015 Scientific Session being published in the AHA Journal, Circulation, Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Dallas, Texas - Communities of color bear a disproportionate burden of risks for heart disease and stroke in the U.S. For this reason, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association created EmPowered To Serve, an online mega-community of diverse individuals and organizations united in building sustainable cultures of health in communities across the country.
American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association and the YMCA of the USA Applaud the Introduction of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act
Washington, DC - The American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, and the YMCA of the USA applaud the introduction of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (S. 1131/H.R. 2102). Sponsored by Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Representative Susan Davis (D-CA) and Representative Peter King (R-NY), the legislation would provide coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) to Medicare beneficiaries at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Avalere Health estimates the legislation will save $1.3 billion over 10 years.
FDA issues proposed rule to address data gaps for certain active ingredients in health care antiseptics
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule requesting additional scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in health care antiseptics marketed under the over-the-counter drug monograph.