ACS: Cancer death rates continue to fall, dropping 33% since 1991
Jan 17, 2023
The positive trend reflects advances in treatment, reductions in smoking and greater uptake of screenings, investigators say.
Decline in heart disease death rate slowed from 2011 to 2019
Dec 10, 2021
Age-adjusted heart disease death rate declined an average of 3.7 percent per year in 2000 to 2011, 0.7 percent per year for 2011 to 2019
Nursing homes with larger minority populations had 50 percent more COVID cases, study finds
Jun 18, 2021
One state’s careful count of COVID-19 deaths and cases has revealed a strong link between the proportion of minority and ethnic residents in nursing homes and increased facility incidence and mortality...
Rates of illness, death, hospital admissions plummet in seniors after vaccine rollout: CDC
Jun 09, 2021
The steep declines in COVID-19 illness and mortality among the most vaccinated age group in the U.S. — seniors — demonstrate the potential impact of increasing vaccination coverage nationally, CDC...
CDC: Coronavirus third leading cause of death in 2020; highest rates among elders, Hispanics
Apr 01, 2021
The age-adjusted death rate in the United States increased by 16% in 2020, with the novel coronavirus taking third place after heart disease and cancer, the agency reported Wednesday.
Clinical uncertainty about risk of dying may have led to higher COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths among...
Mar 31, 2021
Nursing home operators and community health officials may have a powerful new weapon for protecting residents in the near term, and against public healthcare emergencies.
COVID-19 mortality tied to racial disparities in nursing homes, industry expert says
Feb 11, 2021
Nursing homes with a non-white resident population of more than 40% have more than three times the rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths than those with fewer non-white residents, says R. Tamara Konetzka,...
Feds uncover coronavirus’s heavy toll on assisted living
Nov 20, 2020
As of Oct. 15, 22% of assisted living communities in 39 states reported cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff members. Rates ranged widely, from 1.3% of communities in Iowa to 93% of Connecticut...
With flu still raging, record death rate for seniors promises to climb
Feb 06, 2013
This season’s flu strains continue to hit the senior population especially hard, with the majority of deaths and hospitalizations hitting those over the age of 65, according to the U.S. Centers for...
CDC: Mortality rates for top five causes of death fell between 2010 and 2011
Oct 15, 2012
Rates for five of the top 15 causes of death have fallen significantly over the past year, though overall lifespan has stayed the same, a government analysis found.