Falls are the leading cause of injury related deaths in older adults. People who are older than 85years of age are 10 to 15 times more likely to sustain hip fractures than people between the ages of 60-65 years. Women are the most affected. Women sustain approximately 75% to 80% of all hip fractures. Hip fractures can also affect younger individuals.
About 420,000 childhood cancer survivors live in the U.S., with much more around the world (St. Jude Children 's Research Hospital) this shows that cancer is one major diagnosed disease found in children under the age of 15. Cancer patients will have long-lasting chronic conditions during treatment. Plus 0.35% of children get cancer and is always being overlooked. Childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the U.S.One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.Two-thirds of
Nearly 21 billion people around the world are currently victims of sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking). It reportedly generated a profit of $32 billion every year. Studies in the American Journal of Public Health reveals that even rich, developed countries such as the United Kingdom rates of sex trafficking have increased. Women and girls represent the largest share of forced labor victims with 11.4 million sex victims.
Cardiovascular diseases are the worldwide health care issue representing 30% of mortalities. Heart valve diseases are life threatening affecting ~2.5% of the general population in economically developed countries (V.T. Nkomo et al. 2006). Approximately 100,000 heart valve replacements are performed each year in the U.S.
Occasionally other parts of the body (lining of the eyelid, throat and rectum) can be affected. More than 90 million cases of Chlamydia are reported each year globally with more than a half occurred in women. The highest rate of infections is observed in the age groups of teens and young adults. About half of men and most women infected with chlamydia trachomatis do not observe
I. A bone fracture is a type of crack in a bone. Most bone fractures are caused by falls, sports and accidents. Fractures are a common medical problem, and it is estimated that 6.8 million fractures occur in the US each year. There are three F’s on how fractures happen.
Cheerleading is #3 on the list of the world's most dangerous sports after horse riding and bull riding. (Most ) There are very many injuries every single year. Almost 40,000 injuries occur in cheerleading each year. (N) Some injuries can even be life threatening. An allstar cheerleader named Patty was at the top of her game until she fell.
Osteoporosis is a serious and sometimes fatal condition. Osteoporosis leads to hip fractures and, according to Sellmeyer, around 25 percent of people die within the first six to 12 months after a hip fracture” (“Osteoporosis Myths and Bone Health Facts”). So, as you can see osteoporosis is a very serious
Even after menopause, the rate of men’s death from heart disease is the highest than women’s even it increase every year. Main cause of the heart disease also because of age. People who die from coronary heart disease more than 83% are 65 or older. Older women are more likely to die of heart attacks within a few weeks of the attack than older men. 4.1.2) Obesity
8 percent of US adults will experience PTSD some point in their lives. “Those who experience the disaster most personally and directly seemed to be the ones most affected” (Barlow). PTSD is most common in veterans, survivors, and first responders. Women experience PTSD more often then men. 10 percent of women and 4 percent of men experience PTSD as a total population.
The United States is facing an epidemic. As many are aware, prescription opioid abuse is a problem across the country. Within the last ten years, the United States has seen an alarming increase of opioid overdoses. Prescription painkillers claim the lives of 120 people every day, and approximately 6,700 people visit the emergency room for opioid abuse. In the current state, prescription drug overdoses claim more lives than car accidents.
suicide rates are double, maybe even triple Civil War rates. There were more documented military suicides in 2010 alone than the entire four years of the Civil War, as 295 service members committed suicide in 2010 versus the 278 documented suicides in Union soldiers during the entire Civil War with force sizes being relatively equal during both wars. Researchers have tried to identify exactly why there has been a dramatic increase in PTSD in modern times versus the past, but a variety of factors complicate the issue with any number of stressors capable of being the culprit, from military training, to overseas deployment, to the transition back to civilian life, to combat itself. These numbers reflect a dangerous crisis as it demonstrates a need for care and services for not only the new generation of veterans, but an increased need for care on top of the necessary aid provided to Vietnam War Veterans who continue to suffer from PTSD as well, even today. These statistics thus reflect a problem for not only the military service members of today, but the service members of tomorrow as well, as whatever factors increase the risk of PTSD today will most likely increase the rate of veterans suffering from PTSD in years to come unless the reasons for this increase can be pinpointed and specifically
There are approximately 350 million individuals living with DM worldwide. In the United States, the rate of T2DM has increased in individuals of AA descent with the prevalence rate escalating in the past 30 years and has quadrupled. AAs above 20 years of age are 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with DM than the Caucasians. They accounted for 10.8% of all individual with diabetes (CDC, 2015). A comparison of rates of diagnosis of diabetes mellitus by ethnicity and race disclosed that in 2010 the AAs diagnosed for diabetes were 13.2% of 29.1 million Americans (ADA, 2014).
Awareness and understanding can also help and support the families. An estimated 7.8 percent of American Veterans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives, with women at (10.4%) twice as likely as men (5%) to develop PTSD. About 3.6 percent of U.S. adults aged 18-54 (5.2 million people) have PTSD during the course of a year. About 30 percent of the men and women who have spent time in war zones experience PTSD. An additional 20 to 25 percent have had partial PTSD at some point in their lives.