Outcomes

Cancer has always been with us, at least back to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth 80 million years ago: Cancerous cells have been found in dinosaur fossils. Today, it is the second leading...
For decades, life expectancy at birth in the United States was edging upwards along with that of much of the rest of the world. Typical healthy U.S. newborns had a good chance of living into their...
The coronavirus pandemic and other factors including an epidemic of synthetic opioid addiction and an increase in other so-called “deaths of despair” – from suicide and alcohol-related...
In July, the first U.S. case of polio emerged after nearly a decade. This month, President Biden declared Monkeypox a national emergency. COVID-19 continues to make headlines as hospitalization...
Obesity, which is defined as having a body mass index over 30, is associated with a higher risk for developing several serious conditions, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types...
Humans have been fighting disease since long before our genus evolved into Homo sapiens. The most recent example is COVID-19. Though the latest variant of the virus that causes the disease is very...
Almost a month after the World Health Organization called for coordinated action to stop the spread of the monkeypox virus, the WHO took the unusual step on July 23 of declaring the infectious...
As monkeypox cases grow rapidly worldwide, the United States has become one of the countries with the most confirmed cases. The rarely fatal but definitely infectious virus, closely related to the...
As the world turns its attention to containing monkeypox, a rare disease caused by yet another viral infection, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc. Cases are surging again – but...
Though alcohol is enjoyed responsibly by millions of Americans every day, it is also misused by many — and overconsumption can have serious consequences. Excessive drinking is the third leading...
The obesity epidemic in the U.S. is a major health issue — it has been an issue for several decades and it doesn’t look like it’s on a path of getting better. Currently about a third of...
Monkeypox, a rare tropical viral infection originating in Central and West Africa, began spreading globally after British health officials discovered it on May 7 in a man who had traveled to an area...
With the arrival of summer, people yearn to be outside at a picnic, playing sports, fishing, or hiking, among many other activities. But for some of us, summer can be brutal because of hay fever, an...
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by a zoonotic virus (meaning that it can be transmitted from animals to humans) in the genus Orthopoxvirus – the same family of viruses that causes smallpox....
The death toll from COVID-19 continues to climb, though the rate has stabilized over the past six weeks, at a seven-day average of 300 to 325 daily deaths, according to the Centers for Disease...