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Obesity is heaviest in the South and Appalachia

Two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese, a rate that grew from 15% for 1978-80 to 32% in 2003-04.
1 Jan 2008

Federal health care spending per capita, by state

The U.S. spends more than $2 trillion annually on health care, but public health experts debate where that money should go to produce better results.
1 Jun 2008

Diversity of medical students by parental income

The American Association of Medical Colleges reported a recent rise in the number of medical school graduates who come from families with incomes in the highest quintile.
1 Apr 2008

Psychotropic drug prescriptions by medical specialty

Prescribing of psychotropic medications by nonpsychiatrists improves access to treatment but raises questions about adherence to evidence-based guidelines, provision of psychotherapy, adequacy of medication monitoring, and appropriateness of treatment intensity.
1 Nov 2009

Spare the emergency visit for skin and soft-tissue infections

Internists can save patients the anxiety, time and expense of an emergency department visit by screening for severity of most infections, experts say. The focus should be on acuteness and the factors surrounding onset of symptoms.
1 Nov 2012

Health insurance coverage varies regionally

A map of the United States shows that health care coverage varies by region.
1 Feb 2008

Steady increase in number of obese adults drove sharp rise in overweight population since 1980

The prevalance of overweight and obesity changed little between the early 1960s and 1976-1980.
1 Sep 2008

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