Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over. According to a new report, “An Aging World: 2015,” this percentage is projected to jump to nearly 17 percent of the world’s population by 2050 (1.6 billion).
Dallas, Texas - How well a hospital performs financially is not associated with better clinical outcomes, based on results of a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center that examined hospital mortality and readmission rates.
Baltimore, Maryland - Take a glance at the calendar: World Autism Awareness Day is just around the corner. As are World Health Day, World Lupus Day and many more. One federal catalog lists 212 separate health-focused awareness days.
Chicago, Illinois - Cardiac rehabilitation patients who also used a digital health tool to track and log exercise and dietary habits lost more weight than patients who used traditional cardiac rehab alone, according to Mayo Clinic study results that will be presented April 2 at the American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago.
Scottsdale, Arizona - The spread of yellow fever, which kills an estimated 60,000 people a year, has global health officials concerned. The World Health Organization says the first imported case of yellow fever to China has been reported. Globally, yellow fever cases have been decreasing over the past 10 years since the launch of Yellow Fever Initiative; however, Angola is experiencing its largest outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness in 30 years.
Rochester, Minnesota - A new study suggests that women with endometriosis, a painful gynecologic disease, may be at higher risk for coronary heart disease. Mayo Clinic reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Gaurang Daftary says the 20-year study of nurses in Massachusetts is the first study to investigate whether these two conditions are related. He says, "The analysis shows the possibility that coronary artery disease later in life may be associated with a history of endometriosis earlier in life. So, it is an intriguing finding."