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Sep 11

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September 7-12, 2014 is Suicide Prevention Week [U.S. resources]
WHO Doc: Preventing Suicide-A Global imperative
Suicides occur in all regions of the world and throughout the lifespan. Notably, among young people 15-29 years of age, suicide is the second leading cause of death globally. Suicide impacts on the most vulnerable of the world’s populations and is highly prevalent in already marginalized and discriminated groups of society. It is not just a serious public health problem in developed countries; in fact, most suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries where resources and services, if they do exist, are often scarce and limited for early identification, treatment and support of people in need.
These striking facts and the lack of implemented timely interventions make suicide a global public health problem that needs to be tackled imperatively. This report is the first WHO publication of its kind and brings together what is known in a convenient form so that immediate actions can be taken.
The report aims to increase the awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts and to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda… It proposes practical guidance on strategic actions that governments can take on the basis of their resources and existing suicide prevention activities. In particular, there are evidence-based and low-cost interventions that are effective, even in resource-poor settings.

gov-info:

September 7-12, 2014 is Suicide Prevention Week [U.S. resources]

WHO Doc: Preventing Suicide-A Global imperative

Suicides occur in all regions of the world and throughout the lifespan. Notably, among young people 15-29 years of age, suicide is the second leading cause of death globally. Suicide impacts on the most vulnerable of the world’s populations and is highly prevalent in already marginalized and discriminated groups of society. It is not just a serious public health problem in developed countries; in fact, most suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries where resources and services, if they do exist, are often scarce and limited for early identification, treatment and support of people in need.

These striking facts and the lack of implemented timely interventions make suicide a global public health problem that needs to be tackled imperatively. This report is the first WHO publication of its kind and brings together what is known in a convenient form so that immediate actions can be taken.

The report aims to increase the awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts and to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda… It proposes practical guidance on strategic actions that governments can take on the basis of their resources and existing suicide prevention activities. In particular, there are evidence-based and low-cost interventions that are effective, even in resource-poor settings.

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Atrial Fibrillation and Rapid Ventricular Response: What You Need to Know -

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Approximately 2.7 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation. It is the most common type of heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) that can interrupt the normal flow of blood. This interruption means the condition puts you at risk for blood clots and stroke. Atrial fibrillation may be temporary, may come and go, or may be permanent. However, with regular medical care, you can live a normal, active life.

What Causes Atrial Fibrillation?

The heart contains four chambers: two atria and two ventricles. Atrial fibrillation occurs when these chambers do not work together as they should because of faulty electrical signaling. Normally, the atria and ventricles contract at the same speed. In atrial fibrillation, the atria and ventricles are out of synch because the atria contract very quickly and irregularly. Atrial fibrillation is often referred to as sick sinus syndrome because the sinoatrial (sinus) node in the right atrium controls the electrical impulses.

The cause of atrial fibrillation is not always known. Conditions that can cause damage to the heart and lead to atrial fibrillation include:

Who Is at Risk for Atrial Fibrillation?

The following factors increase your risk of atrial fibrillation:

The following might increase your risk:

What Are the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation?

You might not experience any symptoms if you have atrial fibrillation; however, you might experience one or more of the following:

How Is Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosed?

Your doctor may use one or more of the following tests to diagnose atrial fibrillation:

How Is Atrial Fibrillation Treated?

You might not need treatment if you do not have symptoms, if you do not have other heart problems, or if the atrial fibrillation stops on its own. If you do require treatment, your doctor may recommend one or more of the following:

Medication

Procedures

Surgery

Your doctor might also recommend treatment for underlying health conditions, such as a thyroid problem or heart disease, that might be causing atrial fibrillation.

Prognosis

Most cases of atrial fibrillation can be managed or treated; however, atrial fibrillation tends to reoccur and get worse over time. The most common complications of atrial fibrillation are strokes and heart failure. If you have atrial fibrillation, you are five times more likely to have a stroke than people who do not have atrial fibrillation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Prevention

You can reduce your risk of atrial fibrillation by doing the following:

http://www.healthline.com/health/living-with-atrial-fibrillation

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Self deception is the first step to self destruction.

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Self deception is the first step to self destruction.

“You cannot be truly free until you fully understand all the forces that control you.” — (via we-are-only-stardust)

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