Outcomes

Hundreds of millions of people have died prematurely before vaccinations were developed and began to be routinely administered. Fear of paralysis or death from polio and smallpox was a reality for...
Hristina Byrnes
Despite claims that COVID-19 was quickly becoming the leading cause of death in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that at this time this claim is far from being true....
Hristina Byrnes
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to increase in the United States, health organizations and government officials are continuing to recommend that the most at-risk populations take...
Thomas C. Frohlich
Just over 16,200 people were murdered in the United States for all of 2018, the latest year for which data is entirely reliable. Sometime around 6 PM today, COVID-19 deaths in America passed that...
Douglas A. McIntyre
The first case of the novel coronavirus in the United States was confirmed on Jan. 21, 2020 — a healthy 35-year-old nonsmoker who had just returned to Washington state from Wuhan, China. Since...
Hristina Byrnes
The highly encouraged and in some places strictly enforced social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic may come as a relief to people with spring allergies. Early March is usually a time when more...
Hristina Byrnes
Cancer patients are living longer today due to early detection and better treatment options. The number of cancer diagnoses, however, is increasing and is expected to rise to nearly 23.6 million by...
Hristina Byrnes
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has revealed the vulnerability of the supply chain of drugs that originate in China, which is the main supply source of raw ingredients for penicillin,...
Hristina Byrnes, John Harrington
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has revealed the vulnerability of the supply chain of drugs that originate in China, which is the main supply source of raw ingredients for penicillin,...
Hristina Byrnes, John Harrington
The 2019–2020 flu season has already seen 22 million cases reported. The estimated impact on employers related to work absences is over $13 billion, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Paul Ausick
Americans spend billions of dollars on skin-care products each year in the hopes these products will help keep their skin looking young and healthy. The skin-care market has been growing steadily for...
Hristina Byrnes
The fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis has roots in the disease’s killer nature. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, killing more than 9 million people in 2018, according to...
Hristina Byrnes
The United States is one of the richest and most developed countries in the world, and its spending on health care is by far the largest in the world. But, as it turns out, money doesn’t always buy...
Hristina Byrnes
The flu is a common viral infection that can be deadly. In fact, the 2017-2018 flu season, the first to be classified as high severity across all age groups, was the deadliest since tracking began in...
Hristina Byrnes
Bold headlines — political and otherwise — kept the spotlight on health care and wellness throughout 2019. As the year winds down, it’s time to look to what might be happening in the...
Hristina Byrnes