From an AHA meeting report, the two major findings were: Adults worldwide consume almost double the daily recommended amount of sodium (salt) and The study is the first to provide information about sodium intake by country, age and gender. In general, this is related to intake of commercially produced foods, table salt and soy sauce. The World Health Organization recommends limits of 2g of sodium per day. However, this AHA study show an average in excess of 4,000mg per day. Excess sodium increases the risk of cardiovascular disease through heightened blood pressure.
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The state of Louisiana is currently ranked number 49 out of the 50 states in terms of the overall health of its citizens by the United Health Foundation. Louisiana has a number of health issues that are decreasing the quality of life of its residents. A higher-than-average number of people in Louisiana are diabetic, have infectious diseases, are obese, smoke, and have high blood pressure. The only health indicator that the state of Louisiana is performing extremely well is in the area of prenatal care; Louisiana is the fourth best state in the nation in terms of prenatal care. - 21.1% of the population live in fair to poor health - 35.6% of the population has high blood pressure - 22.1% of adults in Louisiana are smokers - 31.7% of adults in Louisiana are obese - 19 out of every 100,000 people are carrying an infectious disease - 10.3% of the adults in Louisiana are diabetic - The average life expectancy in Louisiana is 75.39 years old
In February of 2012, the state of Louisiana allocated nearly $9 million to help rural hospitals around the state. The Louisiana Department of Health has recognized that rural hospitals are caring for a great number of people and they need access to the best medical care possible. The funds are used to help people with Medicaid pay for the care that they receive and the governor has allowed rural hospitals to up the Medicare funding that it receives. This means that hospitals have more money available to perform health services to those in financial need.
In December of 2011, the Louisiana Department of Health announced its plan to educate the general public on behavioral issues that are detrimental to health and well-being. The state’s plan is to hold public forums to help people learn and identify risky behaviors and then come up with solutions to try to combat them.
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The rich history of Louisiana explains its fantastic architecture, cuisines and music.
Louisiana was accepted into the union in 1812, carved out of the huge Louisiana territory acquired by Thomas Jefferson in 1803 from Napoleon. It was already a place of great cultural diversity.
Originally populated by multiple nations of native people, the land had been colonized by Spain, France, Britain and the Acadian. All of these settlers, plus Africans, West Indians, and multiple Europeans have combined and left their distinctive stamp on the state we know today.
Today, there are several federally and state-recognized American Indian nations residing in Louisiana. The descendants of colonizers, slaves, and free black land-holders also continue their traditions. Plus, new traditions have emerged from the combination of cultures. More recently, Yugoslavians developed the oyster industry and Hungarians are farming strawberries. An indicator of the robust blending of cultures is the presence of unique dialects and mixed languages such as Cajun English and Louisiana Creole French.
There was good reason for all these nationalities to gravitate to Louisiana. It has fertile land for agriculture, rich resources in fish and game, and encompasses the mouth of the great Mississippi River, thus providing access to markets in the Midwest. The rich agricultural lands were exploited by the plantations, producing sugar cane and cotton. Today there remain many examples of plantation architecture. After the abolition of slavery damaged the cotton industry, the state uncovered new resources in the form of oil and natural gas, thus continuing to thrive economically.
Attractions in Louisiana start with the renowned city of New Orleans. This city is known for its architecture, music, food and, of course, the Mardi Gras festival. Although devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the city of New Orleans still invited the world to help them celebrate Mardi Gras, and has been rebuilding with spirit and energy. Visitors to New Orleans dine on distinctive delicacies such as crawfish pie and jambalaya and can enjoy the sounds of jazz, blues, Cajun and other music.
From accordions and alligators to zydeco music, multi-cultural attributes give Louisiana its spicy flavor.