Category Archives: Demographics

East Coast reigns supreme in Best Hospitals rankings; what purpose does it really serve?

The News: For the second consecutive year, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, claimed the number one spot in the annual honor roll of best hospitals published by US News and… Read more »



Americans are sicker, die younger while spending the most on health care; what South Korea can teach us.

The News: Typically, the more a developed country spends on health care, the longer its people live. The US, which spends the most on health care, defies that tendency another… Read more »



US Surgeon General sounds alarm on e-cigarettes, teens; but report shows gross misunderstanding of entire subject

The U.S. surgeon general in a report released on Thursday (December 8, 2016) called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes… Read more »



Facebook possibly associated with greater longevity; good news or wishful thinking?

As our social lives have moved onto social media networks like Facebook over the past decade, there’s been a lot of research conducted and ensuing debate over what affect all… Read more »



Regular Exercise Saves $2,500/Yr for People with Heart Disease; That’s Real Money for Most of Us.

Getting recommended levels of exercise weekly may help keep down annual medical costs both for people with and without cardiovascular disease, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association. Patients… Read more »



People are Living Longer, But May Foreshadow Increase in Age-Related Mental Decline

People are living longer these days, but the good news foreshadows the possible increase in cases of age-related mental decline. By some estimates, the global incidence of dementia will more… Read more »