This page includes facts and links to resources that cover a variety of healthcare issues. Please note that the accuracy of the information provided in each listed resource is the responsibility of the resource itself. Listing of any resource on this (or any) page of this website should be interpreted as a formal endorsement of the resource/organization. If you have questions, please contact us.
Heart disease remains the number one cause of mortality in the United States.
About 1 out of 4 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Blockage of heart arteries or coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.
Following is good source of information for risk factors and prevention of heart diseases.
About 1 of 3 U.S. adults (about 75 million people) have high blood pressure. Only about half of these people have their high blood pressure under control.
Hypertension is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition.
Following is good source of information for risk factors and prevention of hypertension.
An estimated 84 million Americans have pre-diabetes and 90% don’t know they have it.
Today, more than 30 million people are living with diabetes in the United States.
It is important to make choices that keep you and your loved ones healthy.
Following is good source of info for risk factors and prevention of diabetes.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States with about 795,000 people in the United States having stroke each year.
Knowing signs of stroke are crucial which include sudden weakness, confusion, trouble seeing, walking or severe headache with no known cause.
Following is good source of info for risk factors and prevention of stroke.
Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade other tissues.
Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.
There are more than 100 kinds of cancer. The Good news is that there are number of screening tests available for early detection, and there are few immunizations which may lower cancer risk.
Following is good source of info for risk factors and prevention of cancer.
Patient Education for Various Health Issues
The American Academy of Family Physicians provides excellent patient information for various health care issues. Following is the link to their website.
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention: Alcohol and Public Health
Kentucky Medical Association: Health Priorities/Drug Abuse
U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol Drugs and Health
Metro Louisville Government Substance Abuse – MORE Treatment Center
Metro Louisville Office of Addiction Services
Kentucky Medical Association: Cancer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: How to Prevent Cancer and Find it Early
Centers for Disease Control: Colorectal Cancer Control Program
Metro Louisville Government: Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention
American Public Health Association: Climate Change
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Diabetes Prevention Program
Greater Louisville Medical Society: The Diabetic Epidemic, Things You Should Know
Metro Louisville Government: Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods
Gun Violence Archive
American Public Health Association: Why Do We Need the Affordable Care Act?
Insure Kids Now
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Heart Disease
Kentucky Medical Association: Cardiovascular Disease
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention: Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Overweight & Obesity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Body Mass Index
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Weight
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Activity Basics
Metro Louisville Government: Healthy Louisville 2020
Metro Louisville Government: Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement
Kentucky Medical Association: Diabetes/Obesity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Oral Health
Kentucky Medical Association: Commit to Quit
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Smoking and Tobacco Use
U.S. Surgeon General: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults
U.S. Surgeon General: The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress