Outcomes

Suicide has been on the rise for decades in the United States. No age group has reported a larger increase than teenagers and young adults. Suicide became the second-most common cause of death after...
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 220,000 Americans in 2020, it is not the top cause of death in the country. One in every four deaths in the United States, or 655,000 deaths a year,...
The novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic less than eight months ago and already it is among the deadliest health crises in history. The respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, which causes COVID-19,...
Nationwide, 88.6% of Americans age 25 and over have finished high school. Americans with higher educational attainment tend to earn higher incomes and live healthier lives than those with lower...
Nearly 8% of the U.S. population needed an overnight stay in a hospital in 2018. While a full and speedy recovery following treatment depends on several factors, including the nature of the illness,...
In the United States, a variety of respiratory viruses circulate, causing infections across the country — influenza, rhinovirus (one cause of the “common cold”), respiratory...
Obesity has been a major health problem in the United States for decades, and it’s only getting worse. The prevalence of obesity in 2018 was 42.4%, up from 30.5% in 2000, according to the Centers...
Happiness is a personal feeling that depends on several factors, both internal and external. And depending on where people live, their happiness and mental well-being may vary significantly. To...
Though there is no way to guarantee a long and healthy life, exercising, making regular doctor visits, eating a healthy diet, and abstaining from bad habits like smoking, drug use, and excessive...
Happiness and sadness are influenced by factors that vary from person to person. They may also frequently change, depending on an endless set of dynamic circumstances, including social, financial,...
Life expectancy is one of the most telling and often cited measures of the health of a given population — and in the United States, life expectancy is falling at a historic rate. After...
The world is becoming more urban. According to a 2018 report from the United Nations, 68% of the global population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050. While greater density can put residents...
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes memory loss and impairs speech, behavior, and cognitive functions. The most common risk factor for the disease is age. The vast...
Cases of the novel coronavirus continue to soar in the United States, and millions of Americans are making a conscious effort to protect themselves by wearing masks and by adhering to social...
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, scientists are learning more about the novel coronavirus. Questions – and their answers — circulating among the public have changed since the start of the...