Phillip Reese - KFF Health News
Excessive heat contributed to 1,670 deaths nationwide last year, according to federal data — the highest rate in at least two decades. An increase in drug use and homelessness, along with hotter temperatures, were among the reasons.
The number of people dying from alcoholic liver disease rose dramatically in the last decade, sped by the COVID pandemic.
About 930,000 abortions occurred in the U.S. in 2020, an 8% increase from 2017. But that nationwide figure belies dramatic variation among states — disparities expected to magnify post-Roe v. Wade.