Premature Death Among Children with Epilepsy — South Carolina 2000–2011
If more providers knew about the complex medical needs of children with epilepsy, these providers could then assess these needs and provide appropriate care or referral to specialty care or community supports to improve outcomes in their patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a group of disorders involving recurring seizures of different types, causes, and severity.
Arthritis Among Veterans — United States, 2011–2013
Arthritis is very common among veterans. Among both men and women, arthritis is more common among veterans than non-veterans. Access to affordable physical activity and self-management education classes proven to reduce the adverse effects of arthritis (e.g., pain, depression) and its comorbidities (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, obesity) can improve veterans’ quality of life. About one in three veterans (35%) have arthritis.
Trends in Pneumonia Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits of Children Aged <2 Years Associated with Introduction of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine — Tennessee, 1998–2012
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines have resulted in major declines in pneumonia hospitalizations in young children.Pneumonia hospitalizations in young children in Tennessee are at a historically low level, having declined over 70% from years prior to 2000.
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Severe Environmental Contamination and Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Children — Zambia, 2014