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Medication-Related Adverse Outcomes in U.S. Hospitals and Emergency Departments, 2008

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb109.pdf

Drug-related adverse outcomes were noted in nearly 1.9 million inpatient hospital stays in 2008.  Includes poisoning where wrong drug was administered and cases where adverse outcomes resulted from proper administration.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Uninsured Hospital Stays, 2008

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb108.pdf

Reports that in 2008 the uninsured accounted for 2.1 million hospitalizations or 5.3% of all U.S. hospital stays.   Also provides information on characteristics of uninsured stays.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Remarks by the President on Fiscal Policy

Categories: Govt Finance,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/13/remarks-president-fiscal-policy

Text of the presidential address of April 2011 on the federal budget and his plan for reducing the deficit.  From the White House

College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2010 High School Graduates

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/hsgec_04082011.pdf

Reports that 68% of 2010 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities.  Also offers information on labor force participation of those enrolled and not enrolled in higher education and the unemployment rate for recent high school graduates.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Preventing Teen Pregnancy in the U.S.

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Women,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/pdf/2011-04-vitalsigns.pdf

Offers statistics and information about the extent of teen pregnancy in the U.S. and the world and what can be done to prevent it.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antimicrobial Resistance Posing Growing Health Threat

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2011/p0407_antimicrobialresistance.html

Describes the problem of growing resistance by bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens to antimicrobial drugs, the germs that are posing the most serious threat, and what can be done.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Epidural and Spinal Anesthesia Use During Labor: 27-State Reporting Area, 2008

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_05.pdf

Describes the characteristics of women giving birth and the circumstances of births in which epidural or spinal anesthesia is used to relieve the pain of labor for vaginal deliveries.  Overall 61% of women who had a single birth in vaginal delivery received epidural or spinal anesthesia.

From the National Center for Health Statistics

Dietary Supplement Use Among U.S. Adults Has Increased Since NHANES III (1988-1994)

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db61.pdf

This report provides estimates of dietary supplement use for specific population groups over time.  Also focuses on estimates for specific nutrients consumed through dietary supplement use.  Reports over 40% of adults used dietary supplements in 1988-94 and over 50% used them in 2003-2006.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

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