Public Health

6 things you should know about the opioid crisis

6 things you should know about the opioid crisis

While opioid drugs play an important role in pain management, an alarming increase in opioid diversion, opioid use disorder, and opioid-related mortality and morbidity...
The hidden extra costs of living with a disability

The hidden extra costs of living with a disability

Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare. However, global estimates suggest than one in seven adults has some form of disability. The term “disability”...
What to know about mosquito

What to know about mosquito-borne diseases

Oh, the great outdoors! They provide the most memorable days at the lake, waterpark rides or camping trips—perfect for summer vacation. However, getting in touch...
Americans misinformed about smoking

Americans misinformed about smoking

After voluminous research studies, numerous lawsuits and millions of deaths linked to cigarettes, it might seem likely that Americans now properly understand the risks...
Daily e-cigarette users have highest rates of quitting smoking

Daily e-cigarette users have highest rates of quitting smoking

Among U.S. adults who were established smokers in the past five years, those who use e-cigarettes daily were significantly more likely to have quit...
Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit,...
Why social smoking can be just as bad for you as daily smoking

Why social smoking can be just as bad for you as daily smoking

"Everything in moderation." It's a common justification made for behaviors that may fall outside the realm of healthy.” “Whether it's a drink or two or...
Opioid crisis impacts ICUs with more admissions, deaths

Opioid crisis impacts ICUs with more admissions, deaths

The opioid crisis in the United States is resulting in increased admissions to hospital intensive care units and in increased numbers of ICU deaths...
Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay

Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay

Some patients spend a third of household income on cancer care, despite insurance A third of insured people with cancer end up paying more out-of-pocket...
Opioid addiction raises mortality rate for those getting care in medical offices and hospitals

Opioid addiction raises mortality rate for those getting care in medical offices and hospitals

People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely...