As baby boomers age, demand for home health care increases. Studies identify trends in availability and reasons for the industry's rapid churn.
Among the elderly, women and black people are more likely to be admitted to the hospital from exposure to wildfire smoke than men and people of other races.
2016 paper in Population Studies measures how many more workers it would take to meet the financial needs of aging populations in developed countries.
2016 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that provides one of the most comprehensive analyses to date of the many fluid dimensions of population movement across societies.
2016 study published in PNAS that examines how false beliefs about the biological differences between black and white people might influence pain assessment and treatment of black patients.
2013 review of scholarly literature and government reports on winter weather and human activities, including on how to prevent or manage some of the season’s worst threats.
2015 study in Health Economics that investigates the potential impact that raising cigarette taxes might have on tobacco use among older adults.
2015 report from the Federal Trade Commission detailing fraud and abuse complaints across the United States, with state- and metro-area level rates of consumer reporting.
2014 from the Census Bureau showing that the poverty rate in the United States has declined slightly, but that aggregate figures remain high.
2011 meta-study published in the journal The Lancet on the effectiveness of vaccinations in the United States at preventing influenza.