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African-Americans less likely to get rehab care after injuries

May 23, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - When people with moderate or severe injuries are discharged from the hospital, follow-up care, especially at rehabilitation centers, is a crucial part of their recovery - but African Americans are less likely than white patients to seek out or receive these important services, a U.S. study suggests....
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Screen Time and Inactivity on the Rise

May 23, 2019 , CardioSmart
Americans spend more time sitting in front of the TV or computer than ever before, despite known health...
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Are There Health Benefits from Burning Sage?

May 22, 2019 , WebMD
Native Americans and other indigenous peoples have burned sage for centuries as part of a spiritual ritual to cleanse a person or space, and to promote healing and...
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40 Percent Of Rural Americans Financially Struggle With Routine Medical Bills, Housing And Food

May 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Access to health care is also an issue a new poll finds. One-quarter of respondents said they have not been able to get medical services when they needed it at some point in recent years. "At a time when we thought we had made major progress in reducing barriers to needed health care, the fact that 1 in 4 still face these barriers is an issue of national concern," Robert J. Blendon, co-director of the survey and professor of health policy and political analysis at the Harvard T.H. Chan School...
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June Is Migraine And Headache Awareness Month

May 22, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
June is migraine and headache awareness month. Migraine affects more than 38 million Americans and is the third most common condition worldwide. Despite such a vast number of sufferers, however, significant development of migraine treatment options continue to lag. According to Regina Krel, M.D.,......
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Anxiety in America Still High: Top Nationwide Worries Revealed

May 22, 2019 , RxList
Health, safety, and finances remain the top causes of anxiety among Americans, new national data...
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Eating Chips, Other Ultra-Processed Foods Sets Off ‘Hunger Hormones,’ Rapid Weight Gain, Study Finds

May 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
More than half of the calories consumed in Americans' diets are made up ultra-processed foods, packaged or fast foods that contain added sugars, refined carbohydrates, industrial oils and sodium. Research published Thursday in Cell Metabolism links those eating patterns to the obesity epidemic. In other public health news: measles, birthrates, mental health claims, knitting therapy, cancer apps, crowded ERs and cystic fibrosis....
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Price Transparency: Why Are Drug Prices Such A Bitter Pill to Swallow?

May 18, 2019 , Forbes
Do you know how much you’ll pay out-of-pocket to fill your latest prescription? If you’re like the vast majority of Americans, probably not. We’re so used to sticker shock at the pharmacy that it has taken over a decade of rising drug prices to make it under the national...
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Americans' Dirty Pool Habits Revealed in Survey

May 17, 2019 , WebMD
More than half of adults said they use a swimming pool as a substitute for showering or to rinse off after exercise or yard work, according to the online survey of 3,100 adults conducted by the Sachs Media...
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Many Older Americans Expect To Lose Brainpower, Poll Finds, But Most Don't Ask Doctors About Preventing Dementia

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds. But while the majority of those polled say they take supplements or do puzzles in an effort to stave off brain decline, ve......
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Americans' Dirty Pool Habits Revealed in Survey

May 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Americans' Dirty Pool Habits Revealed in SurveyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2019 12:00:00...
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Sugary drink sales plummeted in Philadelphia after soda tax

May 16, 2019 , CNN Health
Implementing a sales tax may help get Americans to stop drinking sugary drinks, if a new study about Philadelphia soda consumption is any indication....
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People should be able to get health care without going bankrupt, GoodRx co-CEO says

May 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Most Americans could go bankrupt if their health insurance won't cover high pharmaceutical prices, co-CEO Doug Hirsch...
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Importing Drugs From Canada Not Viable For Lowering U.S. Prices

May 16, 2019 , Forbes
Americans are rightly concerned about the price of prescription medicines. New ideas and approaches are needed to deal with this...
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This app has saved Americans $10 billion on prescriptions so far

May 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Start-up GoodRx is upending pharmacies with an app that gives users real-time drug prices at 70,000 locations nationwide. It was ranked No. 6 on the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50...
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Viewpoints: Wiping Out Measles Again Means Focusing On Parents In Developing Countries Who Really Want Vaccines; Time To Undo Ugly Trends Leading To Early Deaths Of Black Americans

May 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health issues and...
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Few black patients get buprenorphine for opioid addiction

May 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - While the number of Americans getting drug treatment for opioid addiction is on the rise, a new study suggests that gains may be concentrated among white patients and people who can pay cash or have private health insurance....
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As Many As Two-Thirds Of Older Americans Will Need Long-Term Care But Won’t Be Able To Afford It

May 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Nearly 15 million middle-income adults will be hit the hardest, according to an analysis in Health Affairs, because they won't quality for Medicaid or subsidized housing. Other public health news focuses on maternal death rates, the impact of boys' early sexual initiation, a skin disorder on genitals, unidentified patients, snake bites, good gossip, organ donations and tick...
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All Retirement Journalism Stinks, Part #127

May 14, 2019 , Forbes
A new survey claims that near-retirees dramatically overestimate the Social Security benefits they'll receive in retirement. In fact, Americans in their 50s guessed their average monthly retirement benefit almost to the...
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Stop the bleed, save more lives: Americans learn to act as first responders in case they're in a mass shooting

May 13, 2019 , CNN Health
Yvonne Bubienko stands over a flesh-colored dummy leg that appears to have suffered a deep and severe laceration. She takes an unrolled length of gauze and packs it deeper and deeper into the wound, filling the empty space beneath the surface of the skin....
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