The Health News USA April 13 2018

  • A new report shows that the overall rate of heart disease in the United States has declined 38% since 1990. However, not every state has benefited equally. The data showed that between 2010 and 2016, twelve states actually saw their heart disease rates begin to creep up again. The largest improvement among states was seen in New York (46%) and the smallest was found in Oklahoma (22%). The worst heart health rating was seen in Mississippi and the best was found in Minnesota.
  • Although the overall death rates in the US have declined since 1990, the latest analysis revealed that 5 states have seen an increase of more than 10% in the probability of death between ages 20 and 55. Highlights from the report include that in 2016, Mississippi had the lowest life expectancy in the country, with a mean age of 74.7 years, while Hawaii had the highest with 81.3 years.
  • Experts say Mariah Carey’s revelation of bipolar disorder — a condition that was first diagnosed in 2001— may help others with the condition to share their experience as well. Many patients keep their diagnosis a secret, fearing personal and career fallout because of the stigma attached to mental illness. It’s estimated that 4.4% of adults in America will experience bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the 13th of April 2018. Read by Tabetha Moreto.

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2018-04-11/us-heart-disease-rates-falling-but-gains-vary-by-state

A new report shows that the overall rate of heart disease in the United States has declined thirty eight percent since nineteen ninety. However, not every state has benefited equally. The data showed that between two thousand ten and two thousand sixteen, twelve states actually saw their heart disease rates begin to creep up again. And although the US as a whole has made inroads against the number one killer, progress has been slower in comparison to several other countries.

The researchers noted that for example, Denmark, Israel, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Singapore and South Korea have all seen declines in heart disease of sixty percent or more.  Researcher Ali Mokdad, a professor of global health at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle said: The U.S. is “seeing a much slower decline in health loss from cardiovascular diseases than other developing countries.”
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The largest improvement among states was seen in New York at forty six percent and the smallest was found in Oklahoma at twenty two percent. The worst heart health rating was seen in Mississippi and the best was found in Minnesota. In two thousand sixteen, the highest rates of heart disease were concentrated in a band of states stretching from the Gulf of Mexico northward to West Virginia.

Mokdad and his colleagues found that more than eighty percent of heart disease cases in two thousand sixteen were linked to ten modifiable risk factors: unhealthy diet; high systolic blood pressure; high body mass index; high total cholesterol level; high fasting plasma glucose level; tobacco smoking; low levels of physical activity; air pollution; impaired kidney function; and alcohol use.

http://www.newsweek.com/early-death-smoking-drinking-mississippi-hawaii-882105

Although the overall death rates in the US have declined since nineteen ninety, the latest analysis revealed that five states have seen an increase of more than ten percent in the probability of death between ages twenty and fifty five. This finding is just one highlight of the latest analysis of U.S. health.The report, published in JAMA  measured different health outcomes—as well as their causes—in various U.S. states between nineteen ninety and two thousand sixteen. ….

Highlights from the report include that in two thousand sixteen, Mississippi had the lowest life expectancy in the country, with a mean age of seventy four point seven years, while Hawaii had the highest with eighty one point three years. Minnesota had the highest healthy life expectancy at birth, meaning how many years an individual can expect to live in full health, while West Virginia had the lowest.

New York and California observed the largest reductions in the probability of death for residents aged twenty to  fifty five, while West Virginia and Oklahoma saw the largest increase in this probability. However, in five states, there was an increase of greater than ten percent for the probability of death for ages twenty to fifty five. These states include Kentucky, Oklahoma, New Mexico, West Virginia and Wyoming. Corresponding author Doctor Christopher J.L. Murray, of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington said that this increase in deaths of young Americans in these states is not a new phenomenon and has been observed for years.
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He explained that the top reasons for these deaths include diabetes, drug use disorders, suicide and cirrhosis of the liver.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/mental-health/why-does-it-take-so-long-diagnose-bipolar-disorder-n865171

Experts say Mariah Carey’s revelation of bipolar disorder — a condition that was first diagnosed in two thousand one — may help others with the condition to share their experience as well. Many patients keep their diagnosis a secret, fearing personal and career fallout because of the stigma attached to mental illness. That was certainly true of Carey who says she had been struggling in silence for over a decade. She told People Magazine:  “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me. I was so terrified of losing everything. I convinced myself the only way to deal with this was to not deal with this.”

Carey was diagnosed with bipolar two, a less severe of the disorder which is characterized by dramatic mood swings from highs — called hypomania — to lows, or depression. It’s estimated that four point four percent of adults in America will experience bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Bipolar disorder can be an elusive disorder for doctors to identify because the symptoms can vary widely and is often masked or exacerbated by other factors such as concurrent drug use or remission of symptoms. Stigma makes it even more difficult for people to get help.
Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and author of “Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.” said that the average length of time between a person’s first episode and getting the correct diagnosis is eight years.
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Carey may be an example of an association Jamison pointed out years ago: the strong prevalence of bipolar disorder among creative folk, such as writers, painters and composers. Actress Carrie Fisher was praised for her candidness about her struggles with bipolar before her death in two thousand sixteen.

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