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November 17, 2017

Trends in Prevalence of Mental Illness

WEB EXCLUSIVE: According to the CDC, 25% of adults had mental-health disorders in 2014, and many had comorbid cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or obesity.
October 13, 2017

Reporting and Consequences of Adverse Events

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death, and adverse events are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in healthcare.
September 15, 2017

Prevalence of Obesity in Women

Obesity in women aged ≥20 years rose by 33.4% between 2001 and 2014, and from 2013 to 2014 it reached a high of 38.3%, exceeding the rate in men (34.3%).
August 18, 2017

Prostate Cancer Trends

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Prostate cancer is the number-one cancer risk for men.
July 19, 2017

Epidemiology of Chronic Lung Diseases

According to the American Lung Association, more than 35 million Americans have a preventable chronic lung disease.
June 16, 2017

MTM-Eligible Chronic Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries—totaling 55.3 million people, including 46.3 million elderly and 9 million disabled—are the most vulnerable patient population.
May 19, 2017

Prevalence of Selected Health Conditions in Children

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the health status of children aged 5 to 11 years is excellent to very good overall, but 3.2% of children miss 11 or more days of school in a year because of illness or injury.
April 21, 2017

Comparative Characteristics of Hepatitis A, B, and C

In 2014, hepatitis C caused more deaths than type A or type B and had the highest mortality rate.
March 17, 2017

Use and Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, prescription pain relievers—including opioids—were used by 36.4% (97.5 million) persons aged 12 years and older.
January 19, 2017

Health Consequences in Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Nearly all caregivers of relatives with Alzheimer's disease experience some sort of impact on their health.

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