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Pre-Dialysis Procedure Often Delayed in Poorer Communities

Study sheds light on need to provide all patients with recommended treatment

Poorest People at Highest Heart Disease Risk: U.S. Data

Economic disadvantage plays bigger role than race, ethnicity, review finds

Lack of Food Puts Kids at Risk for Asthma, Other Chronic Ills

Repeated episodes of hunger linked to long-term poor health, study found

More Women to Get Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act

Report finds 15 million will get coverage, while 14.5 million will get better coverage

Americans With Disabilities Act Reaches 20th Anniversary

One survey finds gaps still exist, while another shows law has had major impact

Economic Status May Affect Kids' Hearing Aid Care

Medicaid patients experience more problems after cochlear implant, report shows

Health, Money Woes May Boost Bowel Cancer Deaths in Blacks

More study needed to explain other factors, researchers say

Money Can't Buy You Joy

But study says a higher income tends to improve your satisfaction with life

An Extra Nudge Might Boost Mammogram Rates

Study finds that reminders help push low-income women with insurance to get screened

Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows

More than two-thirds of states now have rates above 25 percent

Poor Breast Cancer Survival in Blacks May Not Be Due to Race

Many factors, including access to health care, could affect outcome, analysis finds

People May Skip Soft Drinks Rather Than Pay More

When cost increased, consumption dropped, study found

Free Clinics Play Important Role for Uninsured in U.S.

They can help strengthen the health-care safety net, researcher suggests

Certain Smokers More Apt to Quit Over Price Hikes

Cost may spur binge-drinkers, drug users and people with mental disorders to kick the habit, study found

Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location

Study found death rate up to three times higher in poorer neighborhoods

Kids' Psychological Problems Have Long-Term Effects

Lower pay, fewer marriages among those who had depression, substance abuse in youth, study finds

A Woman's Touch Encourages Financial Risk-Taking

The same contact from a man had no effect, researchers found

Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries

Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report

Abortion Rates Rising Among the Poor

Recession-related worries about family size partly responsible for trend, study finds

Child Abuse Head Injuries Rise as Economy Falls

Study found almost twice as many per month in a downturn

Few Over 50 Get Skin Cancer Screenings

Older whites with less education least likely to be screened, study finds

Tainted Produce More Common for Low-Income Shoppers

Fruit and salads sold in poor neighborhoods contain more bacteria, study finds

U.S. Hospitals Get Low Marks on Curbing Infections

Federal reports also say health care providers can do more to help obese patients

Poverty Can Slow Kids' Normal Development

Remedies for 'material hardships' depend on society's willingness, expert says

6 Out of 10 American Adults Drink

Highly educated white men most likely to be tipplers, study finds

Cost of Junk Food May Influence Consumption

People were less likely to buy pizza, soda when the price went up, study found

Scientists Pinpoint Area of Brain That Fears Losing Money

Those with damaged amygdala had no aversions to risky gambles, study found

Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Low- and middle-income women might benefit from psychosocial support, researchers say

1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior

6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

Poverty, Poor Education Shave Years Off the Life Span

They're as important as smoking, obesity when it comes to health, study finds

Be Careful What You Wish For This Holiday Season

Gifts rarely as useful as expected, expert says

Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health

Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

Poorer Neighborhoods May Bring Worse Health

Link persisted even after researchers adjusted for diet, lifestyle

More Preemies Born Among the Poor

Even with equal care, very preterm births more likely, British study finds

Income Inequality Affects Quality of Life for All

Closing gap between rich and poor could save 1.5 million lives a year, study suggests

Food Stamps Help Stave Off Hunger in Many U.S. Homes

Over 30-year period, nearly half of American children received nutrition assistance, analysis shows

A Little Cash Buys a Lot of Calories at the Corner Store

Kids are purchasing cheap junk food on way to and from school, survey finds

Poor Education May Lead to Poor Health

Navigating a complex health system takes a more literate consumer, experts say

Recession Adds to Ranks of Americans With Depression

Being unemployed or underemployed puts mental health at risk, survey finds

Doctor Visits Are Getting Short Shrift in Tight Economy

More than a third of Americans have cut back on medical care, survey finds

More Retinal Detachment Seen With Higher Income Status

Findings shed no light on reason for link, Scottish researchers say

Treating Workers' Mental Woes May Boost Productivity

But not treating problems resulted in roughly same outcome, research shows

Fear of Job Loss May Be Worse Than Loss Itself

Workers who constantly worried reported poorer health overall, study shows

Foreclosures Plunge People Into Depression

New U.S. study finds many also skip food and needed drugs in an effort to cut costs

Millions in U.S. Can't Afford Health Insurance

Obstacles mount when employer-based coverage is not an option, survey finds

How to De-Stress a Recession-Riddled Life

Simple strategies should help in staying calm and moving on

Breast-Feeding Boosts Child's School Performance

It led to better chances of higher GPA, college attendance, study shows

Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes

Smoking, drinking and more can override what you're born with, study finds

Special Ed Services Lacking for Kids Who Repeat a Grade

Majority of youngsters not given individual education plans, research shows

Neighborhood Safety Is Linked to Disability

Even questioning security poses risks for older, poorer people, study finds