DATA | Health

Suicide Rate Highest in Decades But Worst in Rural America

Demographics, gun ownership and the economy largely account for the regional differences.

Rats! The Regions With the Most Sightings

Several cities have intensified their efforts to combat rat infestations. It’s no simple task.

What America’s ‘Baby Bust’ Means for Public Policy

Birth rates are at a historic low. If they don't rebound, the effects will be felt outside the family.

How Governments Are Tackling a Deadly Threat to Seniors: Falling

Fall injuries among older adults cost Medicare almost as much as cancer treatment last year.