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Compendium of U.S. Health Systems 2016

Categories: Health/Medical

Information on 626 health systems in the U.S.  Defines a health system as a hospital and group of physicians providing comprehensive care and connected through common ownership or joint management.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality



Trends in Emergency Department Visits, 2006-2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Examines why people visit hospital emergency departments including patient characteristics, conditions cited, and expected payer.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2017 Update

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

Provides narrative descriptions of agency activities in the effort against dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease completed during 2016.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.


Characteristics of Visits to Primary Care Physicians by Adults Diagnosed with Hypertension

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Reveals demographic and geographic differences in pharmaceutical control of hypertension in the U.S.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Unmarried Men’s Contraceptive Use at Recent Sexual Intercourse: United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes contraceptive use practices of unmarried men who are sexually active, including various male methods of contraception.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Sleep Duration and Quality Among Women Aged 40-59 by Menopausal Status

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Examines sleep problems of women in the pre-menopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal stages.  Finds that women in the menopausal stage were most likely to sleep less than 7 hours on average in a 24 hour period than other women. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Infant Mortality Rates in Rural and Urban Areas in the United States, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Finds that infant mortality rates decrease as urbanization levels increase.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


FDA Approval Brings First Gene Therapy to the United States

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Youth

Agency press release announces what it terms an historic action to approve a gene therapy, known as Kymriah for the treatment of leukemia in children and young adults. The cell-based gene therapy is approved for use in the U.S. for the treatment of patients up to 25 years of age. Includes links to additional information about the development.  From the Food and Drug Administration


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