Health

We Need to Talk About Syphilis Rates

Despite the fact that we’ve never known more about how to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), rates of many STIs continue to rise. While this overall trend is worrying experts, syphilis makes for an especially striking case study. The rates of primary and secondary syphilis (also called P&S syphilis, these are the […]

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U.S. Life Expectancy Continues To Fall As Overdose And Suicide Rates Soar

American mortality rates have continued to rise alongside worrying upticks in overdose and suicide rates, according to three new government studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Life expectancy dropped to 78.6 years in 2017, down from 78.7 in 2016, contributing to the longest-running decline in U.S. history since World War I, when a […]

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How To Boost Vaccine Rates For Low-Income Families

By Michael Ollove A new five-state project funded by the federal government aims to improve vaccination rates among low-income children and pregnant women, using statewide registries intended to track the immunization histories of all residents. The hope is that new ways of collecting and analyzing data identified during the project eventually will spread to all […]