Mortality Research & Consulting


On Mortality, Survival, Life Expectancy and Related or Unrelated Epidemiological Topics

SER 2013: A review

The Society for Epidemiologic Research, or SER, held its annual meeting in Boston, MA this past June 18-21, 2013. The meeting was well-attended by Epidemiologists from the United States, Canada, and beyond, and

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John Hutchinson


According to Merriam-Webster’s medical dictionary, Spirometry is the measurement by means of a spirometer of the air entering and leaving the lungs. The same dictionary defines a spirometer as an

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Body mass index

Body mass index We recently commented on obesity trends in the US. As we noted there, the CDC provides an online calculator that allows input of weight (in pounds or

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Commercial fishing: A risky business

Anyone who’s ever watched Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel knows that commercial fishing is dangerous work. But exactly how dangerous is it? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, private

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