By America's Health Rankings, 05/09/2017

2017 Senior Report: Seniors are Benefiting from Improved Clinical Care, but Face Economic Barriers to Better Health

MINNETONKA, Minn. (May 10, 2017) – America’s seniors are seeing improvements in clinical care but are facing significant economic barriers to better health, according to the key findings from United Health Foundation’s fifth annual America’s Health Rankings Senior Report. Accompanying the report is new survey data, released in partnership with the Alliance for Aging Research,

By America's Health Rankings, 12/12/2016

2016 Annual Report: Years of Positive Health Gains in the United States Threatened by Rise in Cardiovascular and Drug Deaths

Notable long-term improvements in reducing the prevalence of smoking, rate of preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries, and percentage of uninsured population Prevalence of obesity among adult population remains high, and rising rates of cardiovascular and drug deaths signal serious health challenges Hawaii ranks as nation’s healthiest state for the fifth straight year MINNETONKA, Minn. (Dec.

By America's Health Rankings, 11/10/2016

New Report: People with Military Service Report Better Overall Health, but Face Higher Rates of Cancer, Heart Disease than Civilian Peers

People who have served have a 62-percent higher rate of coronary heart disease, 67-percent higher rate of heart attacks and 13-percent higher rate of cancer Those who served are less likely to be physically inactive at all ages than civilians; more likely to get insufficient sleep People who have served face different access challenges: 90

By America's Health Rankings, 11/09/2016

2016 America’s Health Rankings Health of Those Who Have Served Report

Today, the United Health Foundation, in partnership with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), released the 2016 Health of Those Who Have Served Report that establishes a national baseline and a holistic portrait of the health of those who have served. Read the report here.

By America's Health Rankings, 09/27/2016

2016 America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report

Notable differences in the health of women and children exist across – and often even within – states according to some of the key findings of United Health Foundation’s 2016 America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report. The new report includes an in-depth look at more than 60 measures of health and well-being, selected by a steering group of women’s and

By America's Health Rankings, 05/31/2016

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report highlights challenges to the health care system as middle-aged Americans age into their senior years

Middle-aged Americans face significant health challenges, but on-the-ground programs offer key insights into how to curb the impact of chronic disease. According to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report, obesity rates among today’s middle-aged population (50-64) are 25 percent higher when compared to the current senior population (65+) when they were that age.

By America's Health Rankings, 04/15/2016

America’s Health Rankings Spotlight: Impact of Unhealthy Behaviors highlights the effect of harmful health habits

Adults who engage in three or more unhealthy behaviors are 6.1 times more likely to have fair or poor health than those who have no unhealthy behaviors, says a new report from United Health Foundation. America’s Health Rankings® Spotlight: Impact of Unhealthy Behaviors offers new insights into the prevalence and distribution of unhealthy behaviors and their

By America's Health Rankings, 03/07/2016

Spotlight: Prevention Shines Light on Gaps in Preventive Care

Preventive screenings and services are an important step in enhancing people’s health and quality of life, and are critical to improving the overall health system. The 2016 America’s Health Rankings® Spotlight: Prevention report, published by the United Health Foundation and co-released with the American College of Preventive Medicine, shines an important light on the gaps

By Reed Tuckson, MD, 06/28/2015

More Than an Apple a Day: Nutrition as a Key Part of Preventive Health

We all have our favorite summer traditions that we look forward to as the weather gets warmer. For me, it’s the abundance of fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables—and enjoying them with family and friends. There’s nothing like a farmers’ market peach or fresh carrots from a local garden. In my book The Doctor in the

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