The older population will continue to grow significantly in the future (Figure 1). This growth slowed  somewhat during the 1990's because of the relatively small number of babies born during the Great  Depression of the 1930's. But the older population is beginning to burgeon as the "baby boom" generation  begins to reach age 65.

The older population will continue to grow significantly in the future (Figure 1). This growth slowed somewhat during the 1990's because of the relatively small number of babies born during the Great Depression of the 1930's. But the older population is beginning to burgeon as the "baby boom" generation begins to reach age 65.

Infographic: More than half of all hospital patients receive an antibiotic.

Antibiotic Prescribing Putting Patients at Risk

Infographic: More than half of all hospital patients receive an antibiotic.

Infographic: Doctors in some hospitals prescribed 3 times as many antibiotics as doctors in other hospitals.

Antibiotic Prescribing Putting Patients at Risk

Infographic: Doctors in some hospitals prescribed 3 times as many antibiotics as doctors in other hospitals.

Infographic: Reducing prescriptions of high-risk antibiotics by 30% in hospitals can lower deadly diarrhea infections by 26%

Antibiotic Prescribing Putting Patients at Risk

Infographic: Reducing prescriptions of high-risk antibiotics by 30% in hospitals can lower deadly diarrhea infections by 26%

Graphic: Many adults are not being tested for Colorectal Cancer

CDC VitalSigns - Colorectal Cancer Tests Save Lives

Graphic: Many adults are not being tested for Colorectal Cancer

33% of working parents say taking time off to care for a sick child could mean a loss in pay or even their job.

33% of working parents say taking time off to care for a sick child could mean a loss in pay or even their job.

29% of the U.S. population provides care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family annually.

29% of the U.S. population provides care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family annually.

80 miles per hour is the rate at which germs can travel. When you pack for travel, experts say pack a face mask.

80 miles per hour is the rate at which germs can travel. When you pack for travel, experts say pack a face mask.

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