Of the 365,000 teens who gave birth in the US in 2010, almost 20% involved mothers who already had at least one child, says a new report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The good news is that number has fallen to a 20-year low.
But the figure still concerns Dr. Lee Warner with the CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health.
Last year, more than half a million veterans sought help for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the VA. The military estimates at least 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer some form of PTSD. Which is why a group of acupuncturists here in Atlanta have set up a free clinic for military personnel and their families.
For many, Valentine’s Day is a happy affair. It means chocolates, flowers and spending time with someone you love. However, some who are single or going through a painful breakup are sometimes said to suffer from a broken heart. Doctors say there is an actual medical condition with a similar name.
It’s called broken heart syndrome and was originally known as takosubo cardiomyopathy. Doctors say those who suffer from the condition often believe they’re having a heart attack because they have symptoms such as chest pains, shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat.