HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Monday, January 3, 2005

Health Facts for 2004

The American Medical News reports on the most intriguing health facts of 2004.  A few interesting facts:

Only 38% of healthcare workers receive a flu shot.

By age 25, half of sexually active young people will acquire a STD. 

Nearly one-third of all adults are obese.

Bone density is a better predictor of longevity than cholestoral level.

16.5 million American women do not have health insurance.


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