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Nurse caring for a patient after surgery.

Post-Surgery Deaths Surpass Those From HIV, TB, and Malaria Combined

Worldwide, more than 4 million people die within 30 days after surgery each year, while HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria cause nearly 3 million deaths per year.

Puppy with female veterinarian.

Veterinarian Suicide Rates Continue to Be Higher Than Average

In a trend that’s continued for more than 30 years, U.S. veterinarians — especially female vets — are at higher risk for suicide than the general population.

Researcher looking at health statistics.

U.S. Death Rate Rises for 5 of the 12 Top Causes

Part of the report, Health, United States, 2017, includes a feature that focuses on mortality in America, examining when, why, and where people are dying.