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CDC: Number of COPD-related deaths decreasing

September 9, 2016HME News Staff

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 and Prevention. The COPD-related death rate decreased for both men and women aged 65-84, and for men aged 85 and over. The rate increased for both men and women aged 45-64, and for women aged 85 and over. The major underlying causes of death for COPD-related deaths were COPD, heart disease, and cancer...

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CDC reports rise in doc visits by diabetes patients

July 31, 2014HME News Staff

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).The largest increase in visits (34%) was made by adults in their mid-20s to mid-40s, according to the new brief.“Continuing to examine office-based physician visits by patients with diabetes is especially important given changes in standards of care that may influence such visits,” said Jill Ashman, a...

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

June 11, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2014 this week and it's not pretty.The CDC now believes 29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the U.S. population, had diabetes in 2012, up from 26 million in 2010. It believes 21 million were diagnosed and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.The CDC estimates the total costs of diabetes were $245 billion in 2012, up from $174 billion in 2010. Of that, $176 billion were direct costs (after adjusting...

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Report: 15 million diagnosed with COPD in US

November 27, 2012HME News Staff

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. The highest prevalence for the disease is clustered around the Ohio and lower Mississippi rivers, according to data compiled by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who studied the prevalence of COPD...

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CDC report: Diabetes rates spike across US

November 16, 2012HME News Staff

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 for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published Nov. 16, 2012. Forty-two states saw an increase of at least 50%. Type 2 diabetes, for which obesity is a major risk factor, raised the most risk in southern states, where obesity levels are highest. Oklahoma had the highest increase (226%), while Kentucky was second,...

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August 20, 2009Mike Moran

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. download Tick Tock Lullaby Dark Rising the movie Americans are living nearly two-and-a-half months longer, according to new life expectancy statistics released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2007, life expectancy in the United States reached a high of nearly 78 years, up from 77.7 a year earlier. Frankly,...

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