Eight Americas New Perspectives on U.S. | Health Disparities

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Murray, Kulkarni, and Ezzati in their article look at 8 different populations in the United States. The 8 populations they observed were Asians, below-median income whites living in the Northland, Middle America, Poor whites living in Appalachia and the Mississippi Valley, Native...

The Preventable Causes of Death in the United States: Comparative Risk Assessment of Dietary, Lifestyle, and Metabolic Risk Factors

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Danaei, Ding, Mozaffarian, Taylor, Rehm, et al., in their article discuss 12 particular modifiable dietary (high salt intake, minimal consumption of fruits and vegetables), lifestyle (tobacco smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol use), and metabolic risk factors (high blood...

CDC director explains what he hates about electronic cigarettes

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Of all the threats to Americans’ health — a list that includes bird flu, measles and West Nile virus — few get Dr. Tom Frieden as riled up as electronic cigarettes. As director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frieden has a ready-made platform for...