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Hospitalizations Ending in Death

CDC data show that the percentage of patients who died while hospitalized declined from  2000 to 2010 for inpatients with first-listed diagnoses of respiratory failure, heart attack, 

Diabetes Rates on the Rise

Data from the CDC indicate that the prevalence of diabetes increased by 82.2% from 1995 to 2010. The prevalence increased by 50% or more in 24 states

Teen Birth Rates Declining

Data from the CDC indicate that the birth rate for females aged 15 to 19 declined 25% from 2007 to 2011, dropping from 41.5 to 31.3 births

Walk This Way

A CDC report has found that walking prevalence among American adults has increased since 2005, but investigators add that almost half fail to get enough exercise to

CKD Incidence & Prevalence

Percent of Population with New Cases of CKD, by Age Group According to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, the incidence of chronic kidney disease

Top Earning Physicians

Results of a Medscape survey indicate that physician income declined in general in 2012, but the top-earning specialists remained the same as in 2011. Below are key

Quitting Smoking: 10-Year Trends

The CDC analyzed data on smoking cessation among 27,157 United States adults between 2001 and 2010. The analysis revealed the following

Obesity Among Adolescents

Findings from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggest that nearly one in five adolescents in the United States is obese.

Obesity Among Adolescents

Findings from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggest that nearly one in five adolescents in the United States is obese. Below is a breakdown

A Look at Cancer Screening Rates

A CDC analysis suggests that screening rates for breast and colorectal cancer were below government targets in 2010.

Drowning Rates Declining for Kids

A large data analysis indicates that the estimated annual incidence rate of pediatric hospitalizations associated with drowning declined by almost half between 1993 and 2008.

A Snapshot of Depression in America

New data from the CDC demonstrate that the prevalence of current depression among people aged 12 or older in the United States appears to be significant. The

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