The year was health information week in 2017. Each day, we’re delving deeper into the subject with articles, podcasts, and social media posts to help you stay on top of everything you need to know about the latest health news.
What we should all know is that you can get sick. When you’re busy and distracted, it’s easy to forget that you’re taking in unhealthy substances. And you’re not alone. In fact, according to a study of more than 20 million individuals, more than half of us believe we have the flu or the cold or the common cold, and that’s a lot of people.
So, get your flu shot. If you feel hot, its a sign of a fever and not a sign of an illness. Just like youre not sick if you take in too many carbohydrates and sugar.
While our bodies are pretty resilient, the truth is that some of us are just more susceptible to illness than others. In fact, over time, the more we take in, the more we can lose. In the past few years, more people have died from heart attacks, strokes, cancer, respiratory diseases, accidents, and even suicide.
But as we’ve heard, there is no cure and, if you have cancer, the best treatment is to get your cancer under control. We’ve all heard of the good news about chemo, radiation, and immunotherapy, but there is a lot of bad news. For instance, there is no cure for a rare type of cancer called lymphoma. Sometimes people with this disease will get a remission, but then they’ll relapse and die.
Cancer is everywhere and affects everyone, but there is a lot of bad news too. A person diagnosed with cancer is more likely to die than someone with no cancer. There is an average of 10 cancer deaths per year in the US. There are about 1.5 million new cases of cancer each year.
Cancer is not the only deadly disease. Chronic infections are the number one cause of death. The CDC found in 2016 that 6,000 children under the age of 18 will die every day of the year from diseases that don’t even have currencys. One out of every five teens will suffer from pneumonia, a respiratory disease that will kill them whether they have cancer or not.
The CDC says that in 2016, the disease caused 6,800 deaths. That is almost a third of all cancer deaths in the US. The good news is that the death toll has been dropping steadily since 1990, from over 20,000 a year to 9,000 in 2016. But the bad news is that we are only just beginning to see the effects, and the rate of decline has slowed dramatically since the early 2000s.
The CDC says that some of the decline can be attributed to better hygiene, though it also says that less time spent outside in the sun makes a teen less susceptible to the disease. Also, it says that the rate of decline in pneumonia has slowed over the past few decades, so it’s more likely to be a problem now than it was in the past.
The problem with pneumonia is that it is a terrible diagnosis to have and a terrible way to die. The CDC says that one out of five adults will develop pneumonia during their lifetime, and one out of four die from it. That means that about one out of every ten people that goes to the doctor will die from pneumonia. It is far more likely to be a problem now than it was in the past.