Economic Status Health News

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3/19/2012
Medicaid Patients Go to ERs More Often: Study

They tend to have less access to primary care doctors than the privately insured, researchers say

3/19/2012
Mothers of Kids With Autism Earn Less, Study Shows

Moms may need to devote time to caring for the child, researchers say

3/15/2012
Bike Trail in Poorer Neighborhood Boosts Exercise

Extra-wide, two-mile trail in Tennessee draws joggers, bike riders

3/8/2012
People in Poor Neighborhoods Have More Pain, Study Finds

Blacks experience more pain, disability regardless of where they live, research shows

2/29/2012
Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life

Blue-collar workers take unemployment worries the hardest, research finds

2/28/2012
Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows

Stereotypes can have negative impact on physician-patient relationship, researchers say

2/27/2012
Are the Rich Really Different From You and Me?

They're likelier to cut you off on the road, be dishonest during negotiations, study claims

2/24/2012
Kids From Poorer Families Drink Too Much Juice: Poll

Sugary beverages can cause obesity, tooth decay, experts say

2/15/2012
Many U.S. Teens Hit the Road Without Driver's Ed: Survey

Hispanics, blacks, males less likely to get formal training when it's not required by state law

2/11/2012
John, Mary, Joe: Simpler Names May Help You Get Ahead

Study suggests easy moniker can help people win promotions, make friends

2/8/2012
Generic Drugs Easing Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs in U.S.

But meds remain a significant burden for those with low incomes, chronic illnesses, study finds

2/8/2012
One 'Silver Lining' to Recession: Fewer Broken Bones?

Florida study finds less orthopedic trauma cases as construction workers lost jobs

1/31/2012
Hospitality Not a Friendly Industry for Disabled Workers: Study

Employers often reluctant to hire people with disabilities due to misconceptions

1/23/2012
Alcohol OK in Housing for Formerly Homeless, Study Says

Heavy drinkers actually cut back on booze over two years, researchers found

1/20/2012
Study Highlights Features of High-Quality Primary Care

Interventions promoting access to comprehensive, patient-centered care might cut health disparities

1/19/2012
Alcohol OK in Housing for Formerly Homeless, Study Says

Heavy drinkers actually cut back on booze over two years, researchers found

1/19/2012
Poorer Folks May Find It Harder to Quit Smoking

Financial and social status seems to affect treatment success, study finds

1/16/2012
Drop in Melanoma Deaths Limited to Educated Whites: Study

Rates not declining in skin cancer patients with less schooling, researchers say

1/15/2012
Do Men Flash Cash to Find a Mate?

Guys may subconsciously flaunt wealth in situations where males outnumber females, study suggests

1/10/2012
Diabetes Takes a Toll on Lifetime Earnings: Study

Teens with disease more likely to drop out of high school, make less money, researchers found

1/6/2012
As Nations Develop, So May Bowel Disease

Researchers identify inflammatory bowel disease as a global problem

1/3/2012
Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found combo increased chances of disorder 14-fold

12/27/2011
Poor People May Be Quicker to Be Kind

Study suggests the more affluent face fewer obstacles, slower to recognize suffering of others

12/27/2011
More Schooling Might Raise IQ

Intelligence quotient isn't fixed at birth, and can increase with education, study suggests

12/16/2011
Recession Hurt Parent-Child Ties, Survey Finds

Seattle families reported less connectedness, social generosity, researchers say

12/13/2011
Loss of Health Insurance Much Likelier for Adults This Recession

However, coverage rose for children, new study found

12/6/2011
Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers

Stress of the White House doesn't seem to shave years from a man's life, study finds

12/5/2011
Good News for Those Worried About U.S. Nursing Shortage

Study finds more young people are joining the profession

12/2/2011
Socioeconomic Status Main Predictor of Health Habits: Study

Race, ethnicity not necessarily behind disparities in weight, exercise and diet

12/1/2011
Younger Americans Face Greater Health Disparities: Study

Large gap between most and least healthy has opened up among those born after 1980

11/17/2011
19 Million New STD Infections Reported Annually, CDC Says

Treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis costs U.S. $17 billion a year

11/11/2011
Poorer Americans See Sharper Health Declines With Age

The rich have less trouble bathing, dressing, walking, study says

11/10/2011
Watch Scary Movie, Sell Your Stocks?

Study found people projected fear from film onto financial decisions

11/9/2011
Money Woes May Drive Some Seniors to Smoke, Drink More

Men and those with less education were most prone, study finds

11/7/2011
Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease

More rheumatoid arthritis in those exposed to certain air pollutants, researchers say

10/28/2011
Preschool Peers May Boost Language Skills in Kids

Low-ability students improve when placed in classes with higher-achieving children, study finds

10/27/2011
Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds

Economic factors such as fewer health dollars spent per person may hamper prevention efforts

10/26/2011
Larger Food Portions May Be Seen as Status Symbols

People might eat more to feel like big shots, researchers find

10/20/2011
Foreclosure Crisis Threatening Americans' Health: Study

People who fall behind on mortgage payments more depressed, have food worries, don't take meds

10/19/2011
Neighborhood Can Affect Obesity, Diabetes Risk

Study found moving women out of poor neighborhoods reduced rates of both conditions

10/14/2011
Wanted: Spouse With Car, Stocks, Bonds

Americans with financial assets and a good education are more likely to get married, study finds

10/13/2011
Couples Can Pay a Price for Materialism

Money often a significant source of conflict for those who have it, study shows

10/12/2011
Where Folks Live Plays Role in Health Disparities: Study

Race seems to matter less than living in a poor community, researchers say

9/27/2011
Fatalism Keeps Many From Colon Cancer Screening

'What-difference-will-it-make' mindset linked to low rates of testing among poor

9/24/2011
Good Moms Seem to Help Poor Kids Become Healthy Adults

Having a nurturing mother may protect against health risks associated with poverty, study finds

9/19/2011
Heart Failure Care Influenced by Insurance Coverage

Study found those on Medicaid, Medicare fared worse than those with private insurance

9/8/2011
Rising Health Care Costs Hitting Family Pocketbooks

More than 40 percent of income gains over the last decade now spent on health, study shows

9/7/2011
Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success

Family's bottom line can also be undermined, researchers found

9/6/2011
Patient Care Not Affected by Med Student Biases: Study

Many may have unconscious preferences for white and upper-class patients, survey results show

8/26/2011
Expense May Be Causing Fewer Young Blacks to Smoke

Parental attitudes, religion, poverty also may have spurred drop that began in 1970s, study finds