Alternative medicines by age and condition.
Health insurance is a major factor when people balance health care with its cost.
Steady increase in number of obese adults drove sharp rise in overweight population since 1980 | ACP Hospitalist
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys showed substantial increases in overweight among adults since 1980, primarily reflecting an increase in the percentage of adults 20â€”74 years of age who are obese[PDF].
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Hospital admissions and costs for potentially preventable conditions in adults, 2006 | ACP Hospitalist
Hospital costs for potentially preventable hospitalizations were about one of every 10 dollars of total hospital expenditures in 2006.
One of every three people who died in the U.S. in 2007 was in the hospital for treatment at the time of death.
From 2001 to 2007, inflation-adjusted hospital costs rose by 24.6% to $343 billion.
The American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2008 report graded the 50 states and District of Columbia on their anti-smoking efforts.