GURNEE, IL — Outpatient facilities accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) treat and filter many patients daily. Since patient safety is the mission of AAAASF, the organization is providing a facility preparedness checklist for Ebola, as well as facts about the virus in the United States.
Half of those who are disabled aren't getting the recommended amount of heart-healthy aerobic activity, and it's putting their health at risk, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Although many of us are learning more about the dangers of sugary beverages - which have been linked to rising cases of obesity and increased rates of type 2 diabetes - there are some groups who seem to have not "gotten the memo."
While new cases of type 2 diabetes are rising rapidly, recent research shows that complications from the disease are on the decline. Research compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that over a 20-year period, rates of the five major complications associated with diabetes - heart attack, stroke, end-stage kidney failure, lower limb amputation and deaths from hyperglycemia - all saw drastic declines.
When we visit the hospital, we don't expect to be released with more problems than when we checked in. But that's a very real possibility, according to a sobering new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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