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- More than 12 million Americans over age 40 had vision and eye problems in 2015—a number projected to double by 2050 as the millennial generation ages.
- Adults aged 65 or older with vision impairment are likely to experience other conditions, including heart disease, arthritis, depression, and cognitive decline.
- Healthcare professionals and health departments can gain a better understanding of vision impairment and coexisting conditions with data from the new Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System and state profiles.
- One in six American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults aged 45 years and older experiences subjective cognitive decline, the self-reported experience of worsening or more frequent confusion or memory loss.
- The number of AI/AN adults aged ≥ 65 years living with dementia is projected to increaseexternal icon fivefold by the year 2060.
- Public health and healthcare professionals can use the Road Map for Indian Country, a comprehensive guidebook, to address dementia in AI/AN communities.
- Blacks with lupus are more likely to die earlier and from any cause than whites with lupus.
- Diagnosing and treating lupus early can prevent long-term health consequences of the disease.
- Using the National Public Health Agenda for Lupuspdf iconexternal icon, public health professionals can implement plans to improve lupus diagnosis, care, and research.
- According to this month’s Vital Signs, 700 pregnancy-related deaths happen each year in the United States before, during, and up to a year after delivery.
- 3 in 5 pregnancy-related deaths could be prevented, no matter when they occur.
- States and communities can help prevent future deaths and improve delivery of quality care by supporting the maternal mortality review processexternal icon.
- Almost half of adults with arthritis and severe joint pain are not physically active.
- Adults with arthritis should strive for at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week to improve pain and quality of life, but any activity is better than none.
- Communities and healthcare professionals can promote evidence-based physical activity programs to help people ease arthritis pain.
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