Based on provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017.
The prevalence of hepatitis is growing, but eliminating this global scourge is achievable. Doing so by 2030 would prevent nearly 36 million infections and 10 million deaths.
Though the opioid crisis in this country is getting more public and policymaker attention, the epidemic’s youngest victims – infants and children – are often overlooked.
The cards are stacking up in a confusing and seemingly inconsistent way for the Trump administration on whether there is clear and unwavering support for evidence-based policymaking.
Washington, D.C.– The Bipartisan Policy Center finds alarming a Washington Post report that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to alter the agency’s approach for communicating about evidence-based and science-based practices by no longer referencing…
There is growing recognition that prevention holds vast potential to improve health, while also reducing national spending on health care.
Americans spend twice as much on health care as citizens of other developed nations, yet we have shorter life expectancies and higher rates of infant mortality and diabetes.
With the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, many are asking how the U.S. government screens incoming foreign visitors for health purposes.
This month, the CDC released its Breastfeeding Report Card for 2014, coinciding with National Breastfeeding Month in the United States. The results of the report show that 79 percent of mothers initiate breastfeeding, up from 75 percent a year ago.
Current training for medical professionals in nutrition and exercise is inadequate to cope with the nation’s obesity epidemic.