Outcomes

The life expectancy at birth for Americans fell between 2020 and 2021, dropping from 77.0 to 76.1 years, according to the CDC. A great deal of the decrease was due to COVID-19 deaths, suicides, and...
The human body is pretty tough most of the time. It overcomes widespread illnesses, such as the flu, and adapts to common chronic conditions, such as diabetes, to function optimally. But there are...
The liver is an organ that can regenerate itself when damaged, but in the process of regeneration, scar tissue forms, making it increasingly difficult for the liver to function. Unlike other liver...
Respiratory illnesses that brought people to their health care providers rose to a near-record at the end of November last year – higher than most recent flu seasons, and especially high for...
The United States is entering what may be its worst flu season in over a decade. According to weekly data published by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, respiratory symptoms...
The United States is entering what may be its worst flu season in over a decade. According to weekly data published by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, respiratory symptoms...
COVID-19 has killed more than 1 million people in the U.S. since it was first detected in the country in January 2020. Over the time since the Trump Administration declared a national emergency to...
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...