The health impact of remarriage behavior on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: findings from the US longitudinal survey
- National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseas (COPD) Awareness Month -- November 2014. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/21/2014, Vol. 63 Issue 46, p1093
The article offers information on the observance of the National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month in the U.S. in November 2014.
- QuickStats. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/7/2014, Vol. 63 Issue 44, p1016
A chart is presented that showed age-adjusted death rates from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among persons greater than 55 years in the U.S. between 2009 and 2011.
- Incarceration as a key variable in racial disparities
of asthma prevalence. Wang, Emily A.; Green, Jeremy // BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10, p290
Background: Despite the disproportionate incarceration of minorities in the United States, little data exist investigating how being incarcerated contributes to persistent racial/ethnic disparities in chronic conditions. We hypothesized that incarceration augments disparities in chronic disease....
- New treatments in pipeline may prompt breakout year in murky COPD waterfront. Johnsen, Michael // Drug Store News;1/19/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p21
Predicts the breakout of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the U.S. in 2004. Absence of standardized treatment for the disease; Efforts of the U.S. COPD Coalitions to raise awareness among general practitioners; Association of the disease to smoking.
- Report grades New York HMOs. Teems, Yvonne // Business Insurance;7/14/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 28, p4
New York state health maintenance organizations compare favorably with managed health care plans nationally, according to a survey conducted by the New York State Health Accountability Foundation. But while all HMOs appear to be doing well in some areas, such as heart care performance, care for...
- Sex Differences in Ambulatory Visits for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Based on the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 1995 to 2004. Suh, Dong-Churl; Lau, Helen; Pokras, Shibani M.; Choi, In-Sun; Valiyeva, Elmira // Respiratory Care;Nov2008, Vol. 53 Issue 11, p1461
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a rapidly growing public health problem in the United States. It is unclear whether men and women differ in their utilization of ambulatory care or medications prescribed for COPD. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate sex-related trends in...
- NIH Disease Funding Levels and Burden of Disease. Gillum, Leslie A.; Gouveia, Christopher; Dorsey, E. Ray; Pletcher, Mark; Mathers, Colin D.; McCulloch, Charles E.; Johnston, S. Claiborne // PLoS ONE;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p1
Background: An analysis of NIH funding in 1996 found that the strongest predictor of funding, disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), explained only 39% of the variance in funding. In 1998, Congress requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) evaluate priority-setting criteria for NIH...
- The Dirty Truth About the Air. Baldauf, Sarah // U.S. News & World Report;Apr2010, Vol. 147 Issue 4, p66
The article discusses research showing the negative impact that air pollution has on the American public's health. Greenhouse gas emissions can exacerbate pre-existing respiratory and heart conditions. According to Norman Edelman, the chief medical officer at the American Lung Association, the...
- Deaths From Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease-- United States, 2000-2005. Brown, D. W.; Croft, J. B.; Greenlund, K. J.; Giles, W. H. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;4/1/2009, Vol. 301 Issue 13, p1331
The article focuses on an analysis of data from the National Vital Statistics System that was conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to update national estimates of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the U.S. for the period between 2000 and...