Learn the health rankings in your state, based on 33 measures.
“For nearly 3 decades, America’s Health Rankings has provided an analysis of national health on a state-by-state basis by evaluating a historical and comprehensive set of health, environmental, and socioeconomic data to determine national health benchmarks and state rankings.”
“America’s Health Rankings® is built upon the World Health Organization definition of health: ‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Our model reflects that determinants of health directly influence health outcomes. Individual measures are divided into five categories; a health outcomes category and four categories of health determinants: behaviors, community & environment, policy, and clinical care.”
The health rankings are based on 33 different measures. And the research includes all 50 states. The measures relate to behavior, community and environment, policy, and clinical care, as well as health-related outcomes.
Click the image to see the results for your state. Choose the “Overall in 2018” tab. Then, click on the state to see more in-depth information. And choose the middle of three tabs.
Stay hopeful — and inspired.
During the summer, we blogged about what to do to avoid getting cancer. Today, we focus on self-examination as a way to avoid skin cancer.
As the Skin Cancer Foundation notes:
“Coupled with yearly skin exams by a doctor, self-examination is the best way to ensure that you don’t become another skin cancer statistic. If you can spot it, you can stop it.”
Here are some tips.
In June, the Cancer Research Institute held its annual cancer awareness conference. Complete with an excellent video, which is shown below.
As it notes at YouTube:
“Our panel of immunotherapy experts discusses the latest cancer immunotherapy advances featured at the world’s largest oncology conference—the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)—with topics including combination immunotherapy, biomarker development, CAR T cell therapies, and new approaches to immune-based cancer treatment.”
“Panelists include Charles G. Drake, M.D., Ph.D., of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, and Catherine Diefenbach, M.D., and Jeffrey S. Weber, M.D., of the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health. Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D., of the Cancer Research Institute, moderates.”
“We present this video as part of the Answer to Cancer patient and caregiver education program of the Cancer Research Institute, and feature it as part of our sixth annual global awareness campaign, Cancer Immunotherapy Month, in June.”
I recently did an online radio interview with Health Professional Radio about my experiences and my upbeat message.
As we noted when our blog began: “This blog is intended to inspire hope and show the value of a positive attitude. Happiness is a choice. And may we all live as long as we can as well as we can.”
My personal goal is to try to inspire as many people as possible — and to encourage us all to live life every day. With that in mind, I recently did an online radio interview with Health Professional Radio about my experiences and my upbeat message.
To listen to the interview, click the play button below.
To get a FREE copy of Surviving Cancer and Embracing Life: My Personal Journey, click the book cover.
Those of us battling with cancer often feel research is not moving fast enough.
Yet, researchers are working quite hard. And billions of dollars are being spent.
Quite recently, the FDA approved a new and VERY expensive cancer drug. As CNN reports:
“Vitrakvi is the first medication developed specifically to target tumors based on gene mutations, not their location in the body.”
These are examples of episodes already available online involving cancer and other health issues.