Trends

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.
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.