Obesity in America, in 6 charts (Monday, Jan. 6)
Obesity costs the U.S. health care system an estimated $147 billion a year—and those costs will only climb as nearly half of adults are projected to have obesity by 2030, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine. See the latest obesity trends, charted.
Do you know these 5 signs of a heart attack? (Nearly half of Americans don't.) (Tuesday, Jan. 7)
Almost 50% of adults can't identify the five most common heart attack symptoms, putting them at higher risk for adverse outcomes such as heart damage and heart failure, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
The 10 best jobs in health care in 2020, according to US News (Wednesday, Jan. 8)
U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its annual list of the 'Best Healthcare Jobs' in 2020. Find out if your job made the cut—and discover three ideas from Advisory Board's Kate Vonderhaar about how managers can help turn any position into a 'best job.'
Map: The 606,000 Americans who will die of cancer this year (Thursday, Jan. 9)
The rate of cancer deaths in the United States saw the sharpest decline on record from 2016 to 2017 as new treatments and technologies improved survival rates, according to an American Cancer Society report published Wednesday. Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet explains the drop—and outlines two ways health systems can continue the momentum.
Do you really need 8 glasses of water a day? Here's what experts say. (Friday, Jan. 10)
While many people have made New Year's resolutions to drink more water, research suggests the recent emphasis on water as a "cure all" is overblown, Catherine LeClair writes for the New York Times.