Outcomes

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...
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...
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...
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...
The 2010s will go down in history as a decade of many newsworthy health-related stories, many of which were not good news — Ebola, measles, antibiotic resistance. But in the years since 2010...
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is charged with ensuring the safety of meat, poultry, some fish, and processed egg products. In...
Air quality in the United States has been worsening over the last three years — and it’s killing people. While air quality had been improving since 2009, the trend reversed in 2016. Nearly...
When Americans picture the steel mills of Pittsburgh or industrial parts of New Jersey, images of white and grey plumes of smoke come to mind. But no matter how bad the smog can get in a U.S. city,...
Research shows that a lack of sleep is a significant factor in the occurrence of heart disease among low-income people.
The unhealthiest state in the union, according to statistics compiled by LetsGetChecked, a home health and wellness testing site, is West Virginia. The healthiest state by the same metrics is Utah....
Two new studies that will be reported later this week suggest a link between using e-cigarettes and reduced heart health.
The ground beneath our feet is as important to human health as clean air and pure water. The soil is where nearly all the food people consume comes from, making healthy soil the foundation of a...
The Environmental Protection Agency created the Superfund program in 1980 to clean up some of the nation’s most contaminated land and respond to environmental emergencies, oil spills, and natural...