The State of Public Health in Ohio
There are few places in the country where smoking is on the rise, but that is the unfortunate case in Ohio. In the past year, the number of adult smokers has risen to 22.5% and now includes 2 million of the population. The possible health problems related to lighting up regularly are severe and completely preventable.
The number of children living in poverty has also shot up drastically in recent years. This unfortunate trend has surpassed the 20% benchmark with 22.9% of young Ohio residents living in poverty. This may be partially due to high unemployment rates that are above the U.S. average.
More people are uninsured than in previous years, which may be another symptom of the unemployment rates. Over 13% of people are without health insurance, which can create a blockade when it comes to accessing healthcare.
Many medical professionals have ACLS certification that helps equip them to handle emergency situations. It’s possible that more urgent care will become necessary given the downward health spiral here. Employers are looking for personnel who are best able to handle urgent needs.
There is some good news in Ohio. The past ten years has shown a nice improvement in terms of cardiovascular deaths. However, working with limited funding makes further progress difficult.
Ohio ranks 8th nationwide for deaths from cancer and 10th for the number of people living with diabetes. Some cancers are preventable, like lung cancer caused from excessive smoking. Type 2 diabetes may be prevented or controlled with adequate healthy habits.
Nearly 30% of adults in Ohio are obese, which is well above the percentage in many neighboring states. Being severely overweight can complicate some diseases and even be the initiator for others. Residents must have quality healthcare and access to information from medical experts to combat this issue.
Frequently Asked Questions Ohio Medical Pros should Ask
Where can I buy your ACLS books?
|Alliance Community Hospital||200 E State St Attn:receiving - Po#100899|
Alliance, OH 44601-4936
|Atrium Medical Center||1 Medical Center Dr|
Franklin, OH 45005-2584
|MedCentral Health System||335 Glessner Ave|
Mansfield, OH 44903-2269
|Humility Of Mary Health Partners||1044 Belmont Ave|
Youngstown, OH 44504-1006
|Belmont Community Hospital||4697 Harrison St|
Bellaire, OH 43906-1338
|Blanchard Valley Regional||145 Wallace St|
Findlay, OH 45840-1299
|Southern Ohio Medical Center||1805 27th St|
Portsmouth, OH 45662-2640
|ProMedica||2142 N. Cove Blvd.|
Toledo, OH 43606-3846
|Grant Medical Center LifeLink||393 E Town St Ste 214|
Columbus, OH 43215-4785
|North Central State College||PO Box 698|
Mansfield, OH 44901-0698
|Trinity Medical Center West||4000 Johnson Rd|
Steubenville, OH 43952-2300
|Lakeland Community College||7700 Clocktower Dr|
Kirtland, OH 44094-5198
|The University of Toledo Medical Center||3000 Arlington Ave|
Toledo, OH 43614-2595
|Fayette County Memorial Hospital||1430 Columbus Ave Staff Development|
Washington Court House, OH 43160-1703
|Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center||1341 Clark St Education Department|
Cambridge, OH 43725-9614
|Ashtabula County Medical Center||2420 Lake Ave|
Ashtabula, OH 44004-4954
|Wood County Training Center||950 W Wooster St|
Bowling Green, OH 43402-2603
|CCHS - Western Region||3035 Wooster Rd Center For Health Education|
Rocky River, OH 44116-4144
|Marietta Memorial Hospital||401 Matthew St|
Marietta, OH 45750-1635
|Robinson Memorial Hospital||6847 N Chestnut St Organizational Development|
Ravenna, OH 44266-3929
Ohio became the 17th state in 1803. The state capitol of Ohio is Columbus with a population of 730,657 people (2005 Census). Columbus is also the largest city in the state, with the second largest being Cleveland with 452,208 people (2005 Census). The total population of Ohio is 11,536,504 people (2010 Census). Ohio is comprised of 40,948 square miles of rolling plains for most of the state with plateaus in the east, Lake Erie plains in the south, and central plains in the west. The state flower is the scarlet carnation. The state bird is the cardinal. The state insect of Ohio is the ladybug.
Ohio was first explored in 1669 by French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle. After the French and Indian Wars, Ohio became the property of the British until the Revolutionary War where the United States acquired the area in 1783. The first settlement was established near Marietta, which was known as the capital of the Northwest Territory. The late eighteenth century saw much conflict between the Indians. The War of 1812 saw the defeat of the British by Commodore Oliver Perry in 1813.
Since that time, the conflict has stabilized significantly. In recent years, Ohio has become a leader in industry and manufacturing in the United States. Currently, Ohio ranks third in the United States in overall manufacturing employment. Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Youngstown, and Toledo are all prominent manufacturing and industrial centers in the state, each with their own specialization. Ohio is also known for its fertile ground, and is strong in agriculture as well. Dairy farming and sheep are among the top sources of income for the state.
Tourism is also a high source of income, with nearly 30.7 billion being brought in 2004 alone. Ohio is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Indian Burial Grounds, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the homes of United States presidents including Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Harding, and Taft. Other prominent historical figures and famous people from Ohio include Neil Armstrong, George Armstrong Custer, Doris Day, Clarence Darrow, Hugh Downs, Thomas Edison, Clark Gable, John Glenn, Zane Grey, Dean Martin, Paul Newman, Annie Oakley, Roy Rogers, Gloria Steinem, and others.
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