Data Points for the week of Dec. 14, 2015, covered the following topics: Mass shootings, healthcare costs, ebola, contraceptive coverage and breast cancer screening
Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. are on the rise, and many women are dying from pre-existing health conditions, according to a report by Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Prescribing a climate remedy: Healthcare leaders aim to affect international climate change negotiations
For an industry that loves to promote the “triple aim” buzz phrase, the U.S. healthcare system often leaves out one important element.
Cheers erupted and people danced in the streets Saturday as Sierra Leone marked the end of the Ebola outbreak within its borders, although neighboring Guinea still struggles to stamp out the deadly virus that has killed more than 11,000 mostly in West Africa.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 12, 2015, covered the following topics: Public health, pediatric care
The societal costs of childhood lead poisoning are estimated at $50.9 billion annually, according to an analysis in Health Affairs. Despite that, public health efforts to prevent lead poisoning are notoriously underfunded.