Hemophilia is a disorder that causes blood not to clot properly, and because it is rare, it receives comparatively little funding for research. But for the estimated 20,000 people with hemophilia in the U.S., the health and economic effects of the disorder can be devastating.
“The CDC is protecting Americans and the world from health and safety threats. In so doing, it’s protecting our economy. Businesses with huge global workforces care about that,” according to CDC Foundation President and CEO Charlie Stokes, who was featured in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution’s 5 Questions for the Boss column over the weekend.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a long history of using technology and data to solve public health mysteries surrounding both chronic and contagious diseases. Just as diseases advance, however, so do the ways that technology and data can address them. Looking forward, it is vital to America’s health and national security for our nation to continue making investments in technology at CDC. That is the core message I take from a new op-ed in The Hill’s Congress blog today.
The Government of Turkey today released the country’s latest results from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), and the numbers tell the story of Turkey’s success to reduce smoking prevalence in the country. In 2012, 1.2 million fewer adults smoked cigarettes when compared to 2008. On a percentage basis, this figure translates to 27.1 percent of Turkish adults smoking in 2012 versus 31.2 percent in 2008.