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CDC: Number of COPD-related deaths decreasing


WASHINGTON – From 2000 through 2014, the age-adjusted rate for COPD-related deaths decreased 22.5% for men and 3.8% for women aged 25 and over, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control a

CDC reports rise in doc visits by diabetes patients


ATLANTA – Office-based physician visits made by diabetes patients rose 20% between 2005 and 2010, according to a new data brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC: 9.3% of U.S. population has diabetes


WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2014 this week and it’s not pretty.

Report: 15 million diagnosed with COPD in US


WASHINGTON – Fifteen million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and many more may have the debilitating condition but don’t know it, according to a government study.

CDC report: Diabetes rates spike across US


ATLANTA – From 1995 to 2000, there was at least a 100% increase in the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes cases in 18 states, according to a Morbidity and Mortality report from the Centers

Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here's more proof—as if we needed any—that durable medical equipment will play an increasingly important role in the lives of our nation's seniors.

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