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Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »

U.S. Smoking Rates Hit Record Low

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level ever recorded, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. “This new all-time low in cigarette smoking among U.S. adults is a tremendous public health accomplishment — and it demonstrates the importance of continued proven strategies to… Read More »