Outcomes

The number of retired baby boomers increased by 3.2 million in 2020 compared to 2019, according to Pew Research Center, the largest increase since 2011, when the oldest members of the generation...
The share of adults nationwide who meet or exceed federal exercise guidelines — 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity a week — is on the...
Men are often called the stronger sex, and physically, they usually are. They have more muscle mass than women, can run faster, and can lift heavier objects. Medically, however, they are sometimes...
Numerous studies have shown that being disadvantaged as a youth correlates strongly with adverse outcomes in adulthood. Disadvantage is manifested in many ways, including low-income households,...
The obesity epidemic in the U.S. is a major health issue, and it’s getting worse. Almost half of adults in the U.S. are projected to be obese, not just overweight, by 2030, according to Harvard...
The U.S. health care system operates differently from many others in the world, characterized by high costs for the individual. In fact, it is the higher prices of medication, treatments, and...
More than 93,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2020, a nearly 30% surge from 2019 and the most ever recorded in a single year, according to recently released data by the Centers for...
Obesity rates in the U.S. have risen over the last few decades — and so have the myths and misconceptions about the condition. People online as well as mass media often advocate beliefs that...
About one in 10 Americans, or 34.2 million people, live with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data through 2018. And one in three people in the country – or 88...
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the percentage of adults who smoke in America declined from nearly 21% in 2005 to 14% in 2019. Although any decrease is...
Big cities have many attractions as centers of business, arts, and entertainment, but they also have their downsides, including congestion, poor air quality, crime, and lack of employment...
Men are often called the stronger sex, and physically, they usually are. They have more muscle mass than women, can run faster, and can lift heavier objects. Medically, however, they are sometimes...
Many nutrients are important for good overall health. Most of them the body gets from certain foods. However, the typical American diet — which consists of a lot of grains, sugar, and saturated...
The percentage of children and adolescents who are not just overweight but obese has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2018, nearly...
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in about 20 years. Currently available Alzheimer’s drugs treat the disease’s symptoms. The...