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2017

  1. Opioid Overdose Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

    January 31, 2018

    View the number of opioid overdose deaths by race/ethnicity in 2016 here.

  2. 2016-2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Other Sources of State-Level Data

    December 31, 2017

    A variety of surveys and data systems other than the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) collect data on substance use problems and mental disorders. It is useful to consider the results of these other studies when discussing NSDUH data. This document briefly describes one of these other data systems that publish state […]

  3. Mortality in the United States, 2016

    This report presents final 2016 U.S. mortality data on deaths and death ratesby demographic and medical characteristics. These data provide informationon mortality patterns among U.S. residents by variables such as sex, race and ethnicity, and cause of death. Life expectancy estimates, age-specific death rates, age-adjusted death rates by race and ethnicity and sex, 10 leading […]

  4. Protection Against the Rising Waters

    December 26, 2017

    By: Record Information ServicesThey’re heart-wrenching images: Aerial scenes of cities and towns blanketed with water, families wading through waist high waves, motorists caught unawares of torrential rains filling once-dry gullies.More than that, floods aren’t limited to the coast, bayous and massive rivers. They take can place in every state along creeks, from melting snow and […]

  5. Soaring opioid drug deaths cause U.S. life expectancy to drop for 2nd year

    December 21, 2017

    CBS Interactive Inc.U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live.The government figures released Thursday put drug deaths at 63,600, up from about 52,000 in 2015. For the first time, the powerful painkiller fentanyl and its close opioid cousins […]

  6. Drug Overdose Death Data

    December 19, 2017

    Opioids—prescription and illicit—are the main driver of drug overdose deaths. Opioids were involved in 42,249 deaths in 2016, and opioid overdose deaths were five times higher in 2016 than 1999.In 2016, the five states with the highest rates of death due to drug overdose were West Virginia (52.0 per 100,000), Ohio (39.1 per 100,000), New […]

  7. Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Survival Guide for Clinicians

    December 18, 2017

    At the time of completion of this third edition of the Survival Guide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that tuberculosis (TB) now ranks alongside HIV as the leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide. Although global efforts have begun to decrease the overall incidence of TB, there is a significant task ahead to […]

  8. Rauner signs bill to fight opioid abuse and prevent doctor shopping

    December 14, 2017

    By: Casey Bischel Tribune News ServiceKey provisions in fighting opioid abuse were signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Bruce Rauner, but the bill is less stringent than an earlier version written in March.Doctors and other prescribers, or their designees, will now have to check the state Prescription Monitoring Program the first time they write an […]

  9. University of Illinois Cancer Survey Opportunity

    December 11, 2017

    Are you a cancer survivor or have you ever been a caregiver of someone with cancer? The University of Illinois at Chicago needs your help! They are conducting a study to understand the experiences of cancer survivors and caregivers in rural Illinois. Two surveys are available for individuals that live in a rural part of […]

  10. Gov. Rauner launches 24/7 helpline to combat opioid epidemic, help Illinoisans in crisis

    December 5, 2017

    Contact Elizabeth TomevElizabeth.Tomev@illinois.gov Video of the event will be posted here.Governor’s opioid task force delivers programs to attack overdose surgeCHICAGO (Dec. 5, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the launch of a statewide helpline to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances.The helpline will provide a confidential outlet […]

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