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July 14, 2016

Patterns of Vaccination for Influenza and Pneumonia

Although vaccinations reduce morbidity and mortality, vaccination uptake among certain populations remains low, and national health objectives have not been met.
June 16, 2016

Trends in Selected Autoimmune Diseases

The third most common disease category, after cancer and heart disease, is autoimmune disease, affecting 5% to 8% of the U.S. population.
May 17, 2016

Communication and Swallowing Disorders in Children

Speech problems are the most prevalent pediatric communication disorder.
April 14, 2016

Hepatitis Incidence and Prevalence in the Community

Hepatitis A, B, and C incidence dropped in the 1990s, followed by an upswing in recent years.
March 17, 2016

Trends in Pain Prevalence

According to the National Health Interview Survey, disabling chronic pain affects 10% of the population.
February 17, 2016

Response to Cardiac Arrests in Community Settings

Annually, more than 350,000 Americans die from heart disease, of which number nearly one-half die suddenly from cardiac arrest.
January 20, 2016

Prevalence of Selected Sensory Disorders

For all such disorders, there are disparities between men and women in terms of prevalence.
December 14, 2015

Effects and Prevalence of Viral Gastroenteritis

The four most common types of viral gastroenteritis, which is highly contagious, are rotavirus, norovirus, adenovirus, and astrovirus.
November 16, 2015

The Economic Burden of Mental Health Care

In 2003, 6.2% ($100 billion) of the $1,614 billion spent on healthcare was for mental health care.
October 16, 2015

Inclusion of Women in Clinical Trials of New Drugs and Devices

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

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