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Hepatitis Incidence and Prevalence in the Community 4/14/2016

Hepatitis A, B, and C incidence dropped in the 1990s, followed by an upswing in recent years.

Trends in Pain Prevalence 3/17/2016

According to the National Health Interview Survey, disabling chronic pain affects 10% of the population.

Response to Cardiac Arrests in Community Settings 2/17/2016

Annually, more than 350,000 Americans die from heart disease, of which number nearly one-half die suddenly from cardiac arrest.

Prevalence of Selected Sensory Disorders 1/20/2016

For all such disorders, there are disparities between men and women in terms of prevalence.

Effects and Prevalence of Viral Gastroenteritis 12/14/2015

The four most common types of viral gastroenteritis, which is highly contagious, are rotavirus, norovirus, adenovirus, and astrovirus.

The Economic Burden of Mental Health Care 11/16/2015

In 2003, 6.2% ($100 billion) of the $1,614 billion spent on healthcare was for mental health care.

Inclusion of Women in Clinical Trials of New Drugs and Devices 10/16/2015

Women have been disproportionately excluded from clinical trials of new drugs and devices, yet gender differences are observed in response to many drugs.

Outpatient Visits by Women 9/15/2015

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, of 29.3 million outpatient visits in 2013, women made nearly 60% of visits for acute or chronic problems, and made 23.3% of visits (17.7 million) for preventive care.

Comparison of Prostate and Bladder Cancer Prevalence and Survival 8/18/2015

Prostate cancer and bladder cancer are among the top 10 sites of new cancer cases and deaths in men.

Trends in Mortality From Various Lung Diseases 7/20/2015

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, respiratory diseases in 2010 cost $129.4 billion, of which 24% was an indirect cost of mortality.


Vision Impairment in Adults 6/23/2015

More than 3.4 million (3%) Americans aged 40 years and older are legally blind or visually impaired.

Weight-Control Behaviors in Adolescents 5/15/2015

In 2012, more than 33% of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.

Trends Surrounding Pertussis 4/16/2015

The number of pertussis cases has increased since the 1980s, particularly in adolescents and adults; in 2013, more than 28,000 new cases were reported.

Prevalence of Pain and Pain-Reliever Use 3/18/2015

The Institute of Medicine reported that 33% of Americans (116 million) have chronic pain.

Prevalence of Risk-Reduction Strategies for Cardiovascular Disease 2/18/2015

Evidence-based strategies, including the CDC’s Million Hearts initiative, are being used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Prevalence of Different Types of Anxiety 1/21/2015

The National Institutes of Health reports that 61.5 million (1 in 4) U.S. adults have been diagnosed with a mental-health disorder.

Ambulatory Care Visits for Digestive Diseases 12/17/2014

Digestive diseases were the first-listed diagnosis in 69% of the 104 million ambulatory care visits made in 2004, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.


Nonmedical Psychotherapeutic Drug Use Among Mentally Ill Patients 11/17/2014

In drug-related emergency department visits, nonmedical use of psychotherapeutic drugs involves primarily antidepressants (60%) and antipsychotics (40%).

FDA Review Designations for New Molecular Entities 10/16/2014

The FDA is expanding its efforts to expedite the development and review of promising therapies for serious conditions using fast-track, breakthrough-therapy, accelerated approval, and priority-review designations.

Incidence of Gynecologic Cancers 9/17/2014

According to the CDC, all women are at risk for developing gynecologic cancers, and the probability increases with age.
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