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- How is Alabama Unique?
- Alabama Medical Statistics
- Real Life Medical Stories from Alabama
Alabama Medical Statistics
We have compiled a list of specific medical statistics that are all related to Alabama ACLS, PALS and BLS. Health statistics for Alabama are pulled from national reporting aggregators and judicial/governing institutions.
How is Alabama Unique?
Alabama has the highest rate of diabetes in the Southeastern Region of the United States with a rate of thirteen point two percent (13.2%). The regional average is ten point sixty-five percent (10.65%). This not only makes Alabama the regional leader in this category but makes it the leader in the entire country.
The adult obesity rate is also considerably higher than usual in Alabama at thirty three percent (33.0%).
Finally, the residents of Alabama experience a higher than usual rate of heart attacks. Six percent (6.00%) of the adults in Alabama have experienced a heart attack.
Overall, Alabama is slightly worse than the regional averages for cardiovascular health.
Real Life Medical Stories from Alabama
In the summer of 2006 a man was shot twice in the head in Birmingham, Alabama. He was kept alive in critical condition on life after the police had already declared him dead on the scene.http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/07/birmingham_shooting_victim_rem.html
A new campaign by the American Heart Association is seeking to teach people hands only CPR. They are using the Bee Gees hit, "Staying Alive" as the guide for the proper rate of chest compressions. It is a fun and interesting way to help people improve their Alabama BLS skills and respond to cardiac arrest.http://www.abc3340.com/story/18702199/american-heart-association-jennifer-coolidge-teach-americans-two-steps-to-staying-alive-with-hands-only-cpr
In December of 2011 a Birmingham firefighter suffered severe burns while trying to fight a fire. His protective gear seemed to fail and he was burned to the bone in some places. He was admitted to the hospital to for a ten day stay where he underwent multiple skin grafts. The firefighter community has given him tremendous support as he heals.http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/12/firefighter_says_hes_thankful.html