TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — COVID-19 deaths have surged in Kansas in the past week and nearly every part of the state has lost people to the disease caused by the coronavirus, health statistics...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest health statistics for Nebraska show the state approaching 25,000 confirmed coronavirus cases.
The state’s online virus tracker on Monday showed 800 cases were...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health statistics show more than 400 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus so far this week — including more than 200 on Monday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s coronavirus-related death toll has topped 2,700 people since the first ones were recorded less than four months ago, according to new state health...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a poverty-ridden state plagued with dismal health outcomes, Louisiana's health department has set a big goal to improve citizens' health, trying to help people access...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Human Services Department has published a first-of-its-kind data book that summarizes the state's social, economic and health statistics.
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s infant mortality rate has reached a record low, but racial disparities have persisted, state health officials announced Wednesday.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Based on a rising number of drug users seeking treatment, methamphetamine use in Iowa is increasing, state public health officials announced recently.
NEW YORK (AP) — Even your lifespan can be local.
Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life.
In recent years, the U.S. has seen overall life expectancy decrease, from 78.7 years in 2015 to 78.6 years in 2017. Experts have pointed to opioid addiction and an increase in suicides as the main reasons.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — New West Virginia health information shows drug overdose deaths have increased to more than 1,000 in a one-year period for the first time.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death rate rose last year, and 2017 likely will mark the third straight year of decline in American life expectancy, according to preliminary data.
Death rates rose for Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, flu and pneumonia, and three other leading causes of death, according to numbers posted online Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on economic growth in the coming decades.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cabell County is leading West Virginia in the number of fatal overdoses for the second year in a row.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's teen birth rate remained the country's second-highest in 2016 for the third year in a row but it has also been declining, according to newly released data.
The Oklahoma Department of Health and the National Center for Health Statistics say the state's rate of about 33 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19 was second only to Arkansas.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to visit New Hampshire next week for the first time since the final night of the 2016 general election campaign to discuss the opioid crisis.
WMUR-TV reports Trump is scheduled to make stops on Monday at Manchester Community College and the Manchester Central Fire Station.
DALLAS (AP) — Americans are having fewer babies, and diaper makers are feeling the pinch.
Kimberly-Clark said Tuesday it will cut as many as 5,500 jobs, or 13 percent of its workforce, in an attempt to lower costs.
The job cuts come as the maker of Huggies and Kleenex — like other consumer-products companies — is seeing a decline in demand for some core products as U.S. birthrates fall.
PHOENIX (AP) — A new report shows that birth rates in Arizona and across the U.S. are at historic lows.
The National Center for Health Statistics released provisional data from 2016 on Friday that puts the national fertility rate for women between 15- and 44-years-old at 62 births per 1,000 women.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that has chosen a conservative doctor-turned-pundit with deep ties to Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry to lead the powerful Food and Drug Administration.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses in West Virginia continued to rise last year and its overdose death rate still far outpaces any other state in the country.
A Feb. 13 analysis by the West Virginia Health Statistics Center shows at least 818 people in the state died of drug overdoses in 2016 — four times the number that occurred in 2001 and a nearly 13 percent increase over the 725 who died of overdoses in 2015.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — State health statistics show that nearly 5 percent of babies born in West Virginia in 2016 were born drug-dependent.
The Register-Herald (http://bit.ly/2jeAi9b ) reports that out of every 1,000 live births in the state last year, 49.9 babies were born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, a result of the sudden discontinuation of the baby's in-utero exposure to substances used by the mother during pregnancy.