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.
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 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.
Commentary: Upcoming open enrollment offers opportunity for more Americans to protect health, wealth
Why aren't people jumping at this chance to buy health security? The truth is it's often hard to look past the monthly price of a premium and absorb the real, tangible protection that health insurance provides to a family.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 17, 2016, covered the following topics: The anti-vaccination movement, vaccination rates for kindergartners and rotavirus vaccinations.
Public health experts say Hurricane Matthew left pools of stagnant water ripe for mosquito breeding in areas that were already vulnerable to the breed linked to the spread of Zika virus.
Maine and Vermont continue to have among the highest rates of unvaccinated children entering kindergarten.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 10, 2016, covered the following topics: Health environmental policies on energy, energy conservation, renewable energy, daily water consumption per hospital bed, savings from reprocessing medical devices and hospital's share of commercial energy use.
Over the past year, there have been several reports indicating America's health status has taken a turn for the worse.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 3, 2016, covered the following topics: Antibiotic resistance, deaths attributed to antibiotic resistance, the percentage of antibiotic prescriptions that are unnecessary, use of antibiotics for livestock and hospitals with antibiotic stewardship programs.
A professor at the Imperial College London has invented a nontoxic, synthetic alcohol that he hopes will eliminate hangovers by 2050, according to the Independent.
A rise in the number of antimicrobial-resistant infections is in the global spotlight as world leaders on Wednesday discuss the growing threat of a post-antibiotic world.