Chest Pain Procedures Not Caused by Heart Disease

Last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released figures from hospitals around the country detailing the cost of the 100 most common inpatient services and the 30 most common outpatient services. The numbers sometimes illustrate significant variation in what providers charge for similar services. Full Story

Physical Inactivity

This statistic shows the estimated percent of adults age 20 or older who report no leisure time physical activity. Physical inactivity has been related to type 2 diabetes, cancer, stroke, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and premature mortality. Full Story

Mammography Screenings

Most evidence points to mammography reducing the mortality rate of breast cancer. Estimates suggest that the preventative measure drops the risk of dying from breast cancer by anywhere from 15 percent to 35 percent. Full Story

Poor Mental Health Days

Overall health depends on both physical and mental well-being. Measuring the number of days when people report that their mental health was not good, i.e., poor mental health days, represents an important facet of health-related quality of life.