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- One in two US adults has a chronic disease, and one in four adults has two or more.
- The Community Preventive Services Task Force found that comprehensive telehealth interventions can significantly improve diet quality and reduce excessive sodium intake Cdc-pdf[PDF-407KB]External, according to a systematic review of the evidence.
- The Task Force recommends telehealthExternal interventions to supplement the care of adults with chronic disease affected by diet, such as heart disease and diabetes.
- Each year, at least 1.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed with sepsis, a life-threatening response to infection.
- Time matters—delayed recognition and treatment of sepsis could lead to death.
- Healthcare professionals can Get Ahead of Sepsis through early recognition, timely treatment, reassessment of antibiotic needs, and prevention of infections that could lead to sepsis.
- Three major hurricanes have hit the US so far this season, and CDC is working with health agencies in the affected areas to respond to the storms.
- Some of the major health threats after a hurricane are extended power outages, extreme heat, and unsafe food and water.
- CDC has resources in English and Spanish for health agencies, first responders, and individuals responding to and recovering from hurricanes.
- There are at least 13 different types of cancers associated with overweight and obesity, according to this month’s Vital Signs report.
- Overweight- and-obesity-related cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed.
- States and communities are supporting comprehensive cancer control programs and partnering with leaders to make community changes that increase healthy eating and active living.
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