January 30, 2017Public Health
Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States which results in a high economic burden. As a result, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (2017;317(4):388-406), was performed to estimate age-standardized mortality rates by US county from 29 cancers.
January 9, 2017Public Health
According to an article published in JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, (15 December 2016), hearing loss among U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 has declined over the last decade, even as the number of older Americans continues to grow. These findings, also confirm that hearing loss is strongly associated with age and other demographic factors such as gender, race/ethnicity, and education. Noise exposure, which is potentially preventable, was also significant but less strongly associated after adjustment for other factors..