Five Measures for Preventing 100,000 American Deaths a Year
The Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Julie Gerberding claims, "If more people took preventive actions, more illnesses would be avoided, fewer lives would be lost, and there would be more efficient use of our limited health care resources." The report also revealed minorities to be at the greatest risk.
Hispanic smokers are 55 percent less likely to seek professional help for smoking cessation compared to whites, and Asian Americans have the lowest usage rate for the low dose aspirin method of heart disease prevention, as well as breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings. The Partnership for Prevention states that we need to strengthen the US health system by investing more in preventing disease.Disclaimer
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