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.
December 16, 2016

Ambulatory Care Services for Digestive Diseases

Patients with symptoms of digestive diseases who visited ambulatory care settings were diagnosed and treated most often for gastroesophageal reflux.
November 17, 2016

Specialized Treatments at Mental-Health Facilities

According to the 2012 National Mental Health Services Survey, 13,632 mental-health treatment facilities offered services in more than one type of setting (e.g., inpatient, residential, outpatient).
October 14, 2016

Approval of Novel Drugs in 2015

The largest number of novel drugs approved (45) occurred in 2015, and this rate was a 9.1% increase over 2014.
September 16, 2016

Infertility Prevalence Among Women

Ovulation drugs are the single most frequently used infertility intervention used by childless women in the United States.
August 18, 2016

Primary Causes of End-Stage Renal Disease

End-stage renal disease, or kidney failure, is the eventual result of chronic kidney disease, which affects more than 26 million U.S. adults.
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.


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