Nationwide HPV Vaccination Percentages

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This map depicts the HPV vaccination percentages in the United States as of August 2017. It is easy to see the vast differences in HPV vaccination rates in the West and Northeast versus that of the Central states and the Southeast. For more information, you can visit the CDC’s web page covering the HPV vaccine.

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Ovarian Cancer Prevalence in the United States

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This map depicts the rate of Ovarian Cancer prevalence in the United States as of 2015. The CDC reports that Ovarian cancers is ranked fourth in the top ten causes of cancer deaths in the United States. Check out more information on this map at USCS’s cancer statistics webpage on the CDC site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancer rates decrease nationwide, but cancer clusters still persist.

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CNN reports that cancer rates have decrease from 1980, but there are still certain areas where cancer clusters are prevalent. This map is very interesting in that it can help jump-start more conversations about environmental facts that could be playing a huge role in the incidence of cancer. For more information, visit CNN’s report.

Medical Marijuana in Canada

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Health Canada, the nation’s federal health department, has has approved 12 companies to grow and sell pot to patients. The department estimates will eventually create a $1.3-billion annual bud business. Health Canada has 600 applicants pending.

Read the full article and check out the map on Huffington Post.

Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com