Issues surrounding the end of life have been debated since long before New York became the first state to explicitly outlaw assisted suicide in 1828. This timeline looks at major events on the topic in the U.S. since the 1960s. Related Publications: Nov. 21, 2013 Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments Nov. 21, 2013 To End […]
The public views a number of public health problems as serious, but while prescription drug abuse does not top the list, it stands out as a problem that Americans say is getting worse.
Obesity in the U.S. varies considerably by gender, race, ethnicity, income and educational level, but not necessarily how you might expect.
Survey Report Most Americans (69%) see obesity as a very serious public health problem, substantially more than the percentages viewing alcohol abuse, cigarette smoking and AIDS in the same terms. In addition, a broad majority believes that obesity is not just a problem that affects individuals: 63% say obesity has consequences for society beyond the […]
A nationwide survey finds 44% in favor of prohibiting restaurants from using trans fats in foods, while 52% oppose the idea.
Survey Topline Other questions from this survey are held for future release About the Survey The survey was conducted by telephone October 30-November 6, 2013 among a national sample of 2,003 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (1,001 respondents were interviews on a […]
Susannah Fox will deliver a keynote address to a symposium hosted by the University of Maryland Health Sciences & Human Services Library in Baltimore
I began a recent speech at a medical school with a question that many busy clinicians might be asking: How do we know that social media is important to health care?
Susannah Fox delivered a keynote address to a symposium hosted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University.
A new study finds that mortality rates increase during upward cycles in the economy, and decrease during downward cycles.