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CDC Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Summary
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC). On January 31, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On March 11, WHO publicly characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. On March 13, the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 o
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What Men and Women Lie to Their Doctor About
The TermLife2Go team surveyed 500 people to find out if they’ve ever lied to their doctors, and 23% said they have. Here are some of the white lies, stretched truths, and complete fictions they admit to telling:
46% lied about smoking habits.
43% lied about exercise (or lack thereof).
38% lied about drinking habits.
29% lied about their sexual partners.
These results don’t add up to 100% because some respondents admitted to lying about more than one thing.
Around 14% of Americans smoke, according to the CDC. We found it interesting that nearly that same percentage (a total of 10% of the 500 we surveyed) admitted to lying to their doctors about smoking.
Additionally, more men lied to doctors about alcohol consumption than women (50% men vs. 32% women). Interestingly, men are nearly twice as likely as women to binge drink (23% vs. 13%, respectively), according to the CDC. On the flip
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Lung Specialist Urges Patients and Exercisers to Avoid Toxic Air Caused by Wildfires, Climate Change
From California to Australia, wildfires are growing in frequency and ferocity. Climate scientists draw a direct line from rising global temperatures to a wildfire season that now lasts nearly the entire year.
The impact wildfires have on the quality of the air we breathe is one of the most apparent effects of climate change. The lungs can be a window to our overall health and Cedars-Sinai experts are seeing the impact of environmental changes on the health of patients.
"During the wildfires we often see exaggerated wheezing, cough, runny nose, congested eyes and overall shortness of breath," said Zab Mosenifar, MD, pulmonologist and the Geri and Richard Brawerman Chair in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Cedars-Sinai.
Mosenifar explains that people don't have to live next to the fire's edge to be impacted. Small particles from a major burn can travel very long distances, eve
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AllOne Foundation Combats the Opioid Crisis
In 2018 alone, more than 4,400 people died from drug overdoses in Pennsylvania. While this number represents an 18 percent decrease from 2017, the number of drug-related deaths that occur each year is an issue we are still facing in our communities.
AllOne Foundation is working to save lives and reduce the economic, social, and criminal justice costs of the opioid epidemic. After extensive research and countless town hall meetings, AllOne Foundation developed and is executing a successful, scalable, and sustainable philanthropic strategy on this issue.
“AllOne Foundation is providing leadership on a strategy that includes the distribution of over $6,000,000 in funding to various organizations that service our community members in targeted areas that include education from elementary through college, addicted moms and infant recovery, alternative enforcement, prevention and improved