Category: CMS

CDC’s latest Vital Signs report exposes a concerning trend

After decades of decline, progress has stalled in preventing stroke deaths. Although we have made excellent progress as a nation in treating stroke risk factors, almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year, and more than 140,000 die as a result. Rising rates of obesity and other risk factors may be …

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Million Hearts® in the Community

Million Hearts® in the Community Where does your state stand in tobacco use and prevention?  Find tobacco use rates, the economics of tobacco use and control, tobacco laws, and details on prevention and cessation in the Truth Initiative’s updated state-by-state fact sheets. https://truthinitiative.org/sites/default/files/South-Carolina-State-Fact-Sheet-2017.pdf  

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Million Hearts’ Clinical Quality Measures Alignment

Million Hearts’ Clinical Quality Measures Alignment The Million Hearts team worked with private and public partners to align evidence-based clinical quality measures across national reporting initiatives. They have shared that this has helped reduce reporting burden on clinicians, and, as a result, have been able to focus many improvement efforts on outcomes that matter. Visit …

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Particle Pollution

About Particle Pollution Particle pollution—also called particulate matter (PM)—is made up of particles (tiny pieces) of solids or liquids in the air. Research shows that short- and long-term exposure to particulate pollution are both linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and other forms of heart disease. Some particles, such as dust, dirt, soot, …

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CONSEQUENCES of High Blood Pressure: Know yourself

What keeps you from keeping up with your medicines? Eating healthy? Losing weight? Be aware of your barriers to better health and talk with your doctor about them. Your provider or clinic may have suggestions or know programs that can help. Once your treatment program becomes routine, maintaining a lower blood pressure is easier. Remind …

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