Researchers project that current rates of blindness and visual impairment in the United States will double by 2050, increasing the need for better screening efforts.
Since 2002, the number of hospitalizations due to opioid abuse and dependence has increased by 72%.
Rates of chronic conditions are on the rise in children, and children living in poverty have a higher risk of ADHD and asthma, compared with wealthier children.
From 1980 to 2014, the number of people worldwide with diabetes has increased from 108 million to 422 million.
Training the public in bystander CPR and first responder defibrillation improves outcomes for cardiac arrest that occurs outside of a hospital.
As Zika virus infections continue, the agency offers clinicians information on how to evaluate and manage suspected cases.
Very few patients with glycated hemoglobin levels that indicate prediabetes are being told they have the condition.
In Uganda, clinical officers are addressing public health needs by training to work in rural areas and treating the country's growing population.
Mortality rates among non-Hispanic white men and women have increased significantly between 1999 and 2013.
A report from WHO found that processed meat causes colorectal cancer, and red meat is positively associated with several cancers.
An outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease at Princeton University has infected 19 students.
A panel at the Institute of Medicine urges communication between clinicians and patients to help reduce diagnostic errors.
Exposure to any type of pesticide raised the risk of developing any type of diabetes by 61%.
Almost half of adults in the United States have either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, though many are undiagnosed.
To improve public health in the United States, initiatives need to focus on addressing health inequalities and social factors.
Each child a family has increases the risk for viral infection.
On average, 94% of children entering kindergarten received vaccinations.
Over 130 million Americans are either obese or overweight, according to new data.
Yearly mortality, hospital stays, and inpatient costs have decreased in Medicare patients.
More Americans have reported access to affordable health insurance and feel they are in better health since the ACA.
Approximately 70% of Americans with a history of CVD take aspirin regularly.
Clinicians should warn patients about the dangers of sunburn and discourage this new trend.
Standing for five or more hours at work leads to increased muscle fatigue.
The CDC reports that 75% of Americans supporting increasing the legal age for smoking to 21.
The Mississippi Delta region, Appalachia, Virginia, and North Carolina include areas with high rates of colorectal cancer.
People with more than one major health problem have higher mortality than those with just one condition.
Eliminating elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and smoking can greatly reduce CVD mortality.
Fun at the beach exposes children and adults to a number of hazards—some avoidable, such as sunburn, and some less so.
Although many older adults have metabolic syndrome, the rates are stable.
The CDC reports that screening rates for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer have dropped in recent years.