Physicians call for drug abuse to be treated as chronic disease.

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With drug overdoses causing tens of thousands of deaths every year in the U.S., physicians are calling for the crisis to be treated like a medical emergency.

Today, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a position paper arguing that action needs to be taken by the medical community and others to stem the crisis, especially in light of the massive growth of the opioid epidemic.

Read more here.

Categories: drug abuse

CDC Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Launch the 500 Cities Project

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Partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will deliver data to improve the health of residents in 500 largest U.S. cities.

The CDC Foundation is partnering with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to release a first-of-its-kind data analysis for the 500 largest cities in America, and the census tracts within cities, to identify, analyze, and report data for a select number of chronic disease measures.

Read more here and here.

Categories: 500 Cities