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causes of death

Top Causes of Death in the North Country

Why are death data important? First…¬†in combination with fertility and migration, mortality determines changes in the size and structure of a population. This makes knowing who is dying essential to both public and private sector planning, including in health systems and public health. Second…¬†mortality data are one of the most […]

population health

What Does Population Health Mean?

Virtually no one takes the idea of addressing the non-medical determinants of health seriously enough. The central message of research in population health, beginning in earnest with the work of the British physician-demographer Thomas McKeown, has been dramatic: Medical interventions, from primary care to chronic treatment, explain only a minority […]

Regional Health In Focus: Suicide Prevention

Suicide is when a person intentionally ends his or her own life. It is among the top 10 causes of death for adults in the United States. Suicide is a serious public health problem in the United States. In 2014, nearly 43,000 Americans died by suicide and there were more […]

Regional Health In Focus: Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It can affect many parts of the body and is associated with serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower-limb amputation. These problems can lead to expensive medical appointments, […]