Outcomes

The full effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on life expectancy in the U.S. won’t be known for a few more years, certainly not before the pandemic has been declared over. But the coronavirus has indeed...
In the 12 months ending in September 2020, more than 87,000 Americans died from an accidental drug overdose, the highest annual total ever recorded and an increase of more than 18,000 compared to 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...
Despite significant strides in cancer detection and treatment, cancer remains a scary word. It’s certainly scarier than hearing you have a chronic condition. But the truth is that the potentially...
Allergies are a very common chronic condition among Americans. More than 7% of the adult population is diagnosed with hay fever every year, which is the common name for allergic rhinitis. In the...
The battle to essentially end the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. involves three factors: Vaccination rates. President Biden wants vaccines available to all American adults by May 1. Vaccination rates...
Despite significant strides in cancer detection and treatment, cancer remains a scary word. It’s certainly scarier than hearing you have a chronic condition. The truth is that the potentially...
On March 14, at 2 a.m. local time, we will turn the clocks forward one hour to 3 a.m. There will be more light in the evening — great for recreational purpose. And there will be less in the...
Exactly a year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. What came next was an extraordinary and unprecedented year of lockdowns,...
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 pace at which COVID-19 spreads across American has slowed. Confirmed cases in the United States have reached 28,904,197 to date, about 25% of the world total — but cases per day have...
People around the world have spent the past year coming to terms with the dramatic life changes foisted upon them by COVID-19 — and by no means all of these changes have to do with actually...
Lost in the chaos of variants, vaccination rates and decisions from state to state, city to city and company to company is the fact that the basic rules to slow the spread of COVID-19 remain the...
Life expectancy is one of the main measures of a population’s overall health. With the exception of the last three years — when the U.S. life expectancy dropped largely because of spikes in...
The U.S. has experienced a massive surge in drug addiction, and consequently fatal overdoses, in recent years. In 1999, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported an age-adjusted rate of 6.1 fatal...