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One in 10 deaths among working-age adults due to excessive drinking

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Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published recently in Preventing Chronic Disease


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How to quit smoking: Watch hard-to-watch CDC PSAs

New round of “Tips From Former Smokers” ready to go
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Amanda smoked during pregnancy. Her baby was born two months early and then spent weeks in an incubator.  Brett lost most of his teeth to gum disease by age 42. Shawn, 50, breathes through the opening in his throat due to smoking-related throat cancer.


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Yes, heroin overdoses are a safety management concern

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Recent news reports indicate heroin use is on the rise—the U.S. Justice Department says there was a 320% increase in heroin seized along the southwest U.S. border from 2008 through 2013. (1) Public health and safety are at risk, and the risk does not stop at industrial plant gates or construction sites.


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WHO calls for higher tobacco taxes to save more lives

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says raising taxes on tobacco products will encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. Based on 2012 data, WHO estimates that by increasing tobacco taxes by 50%, all countries would reduce the number of smokers by 49 million within the next 3 years and ultimately save 11 million lives.


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Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at lowest level in 22 years

Latest CDC teen behavior survey also finds fewer fights, too much texting and driving
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 Cigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, according to the 2013 results released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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US cancer survivors face significant economic burden

Medical costs, health insurance access, and lost productivity have an impact
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 U.S. cancer survivors face significant economic burdens due to growing medical costs, missed work, and reduced productivity, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Deaths due to heroin overdose increase sharply

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Recent reports that heroin use is on the rise—the U.S. Justice Department says there was a 320% increase in heroin seized along the southwest U.S. border from 2008 through 2013 (1) prompted U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to speak out about the need for a solution.


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Processed red meat linked to higher risk of heart failure, death in men

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 Men who eat moderate amounts of processed red meat may have an increased risk of incidence and death from heart failure, according to a study in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. 


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Poor cardiovascular health linked to memory, learning deficits

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The risk of developing cognitive impairment, especially learning and memory problems, is significantly greater for people with poor cardiovascular health than people with intermediate or ideal cardiovascular health, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


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Small businesses less likely to offer health promotion programs

But when they do…
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Employees at small businesses are less likely to have access to worksite wellness programs, according to a research review in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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