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The United States has a gun culture like nowhere else in the world. Home to 333.3 million people and well over 400 million civilian-owned firearms, the U.S. is the only country with more guns than...
Life expectancy in the United States rebounded in 2022, rising from 76.4 years in 2021 to 77.5 years — a 1.1 year increase. But COVID-19 and drug overdoses remained deadly. Still, COVID-related...
The National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates America’s guns and ammunition industry directly generated over $60.5 billion in economic activity in the last two years alone. Much of that was...
The 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers all powers not specifically reserved for the federal government – such as the ability to declare war or regulate money – to the states. With...
The COVID increase detected in the U.S. this summer has continued to slow in recent weeks.  ER visits, hospital admissions, and deaths from COVID decreased across the U.S. over the week ending Sept....
The late-summer spread of COVID-19 is reaching into vacation destinations – places where people retreat for holiday rentals in the hopes of being able to relax, have fun…and be safe from the...
Cancer is the most common cause of death in the United States after heart disease. It killed 609,360 people in 2022, according to the American Cancer Society, and doctors identified 1.9 million new...
Advances in medicine and the fact that at least part of the population takes better care of itself than it used to (less smoking, more visits to the gym, etc.) have had an unmistakable effect on our...
What do most Americans die from? While heart disease is the No. 1 killer for people in the U.S. overall – it claimed 696,962 lives in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available...
At least 49,449 people took their own lives in the United States in 2022, based on recently released provisional counts of death certificates by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. The...
Incidents of deadly gun violence recently hit a historic high in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48,830 Americans were killed by firearms in 2021,...