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Data Points: STDs rising; prevention funding frozen

Data Points: STDs rising; prevention funding frozen

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 01, 2017

Despite declining sexual activity among U.S. adults, the incidence of sexually transmitted infections showed a sharp increase in the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. In inflation-adjusted dollars, government efforts to prevent the spread of STDs is declining.

Data Points: Cancer's toll by race and geography

Data Points: Cancer's toll by race and geography

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 28, 2017

The U.S. cancer mortality rate, in steady decline for over three decades, still takes a higher toll on African Americans. Regional disparities persist, too, with some areas of the country seeing worsening cancer mortality rates.

Obamacare enrollments surge in wake of Trump's election

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 12, 2016

HHS last week reported a surge in people enrolling for coverage on the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange on the day after Donald Trump, who said repealing the law is a main priority, was elected into the presidency.

Gun violence survivors and witnesses could face lifetime of trauma and bad health

Gun violence survivors and witnesses could face lifetime of trauma and bad health

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 05, 2016

The trauma surrounding exposure to gun violence is not disputed, especially among children. In 1995, the CDC reported that kids who had four or more adverse childhood experiences, such as experiencing or witnessing a shooting, were more likely to smoke, drink, abuse drugs and engage in unsafe sex.

Data Points for Oct. 31, 2016

Data Points for Oct. 31, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

Data Points for the week of Oct. 31, 2016, covered the following topics: Patients who don't adhere to their medication schedule, costs of medication nonadherence, percentage of adults who took at least one prescription medicine in 2012 and deaths from not taking prescriptions.

Data Points for October 17, 2016

Data Points for October 17, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 15, 2016

Data Points for the week of Oct. 17, 2016, covered the following topics: The anti-vaccination movement, vaccination rates for kindergartners and rotavirus vaccinations.

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