Economic Status Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/7/2014
Feeling in Control? You Might Live Longer

For people with less education, study suggests attitude makes a difference in lifespan

2/5/2014
When Times Are Tough, People Cut Down on Doctor Visits

Participants in five countries said reduced income decreased their health care use, survey found

2/5/2014
Boosting Access to Healthier Grocery Stores Might Not Improve Eating Habits

Study suggests putting stores in poor neighborhoods isn't enough; promotional efforts also needed

1/31/2014
Many College Students Fear Going Hungry at Some Point: Survey

Factors include rising costs, lack of support even among those with jobs

1/31/2014
Health Reform Differs Across States: Report

5 states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion or insurance reform

1/29/2014
Lower Obesity Rates Due to Better Diets, Not Economy: Study

A decade of urging Americans to embrace healthier food habits appears to be paying off, researchers say

1/28/2014
Most Supermarket Coupons Promote Junk Food, Sugary Drinks: Study

Low-income customers left with few healthy choices, expert says

1/25/2014
Many Parents Learn Online Skills From Their Tech-Savvy Kids

Small study from Chile found family role reversal when it comes to computers and Internet

1/22/2014
Wealthier Women More Likely to Use Fertility Services: CDC

Overall, fewer women are seeking help with getting pregnant than in years past, report shows

1/20/2014
Despite New Rules, Injuries Still Costly for NHL, Study Finds

Added safety measures appear necessary to protect hockey players' health

1/17/2014
More Prisons Helping Inmates Enroll in Medicaid at Release: Survey

With expanded program eligibility, fresh start could include better health care

1/17/2014
Truck Drivers Top List of Overweight Workers

Survey of Washington state residents also found salespeople, office workers prone to weight gain

1/15/2014
Experts Urge 'Seismic Shift' in Approach to Better U.S. Health Care

Improving education, social services can help Americans live longer, healthier lives, panel says

1/13/2014
Study Spots Growing Disparity in U.S. Teen Obesity Problem

Rates decline among kids in more educated, affluent families, while they rise in lower-income homes

1/9/2014
Recession Triggered Wave of Health Worries, Study Finds

Internet searches rose for stress-related conditions such as ulcers and back pain

1/9/2014
Books Reflect the Economic Tone of Their Times

Study found thrust of writing was more negative if preceded by a decade of harsh conditions

1/2/2014
Big Cigarette Tax Hikes Might Prevent 200 Million Deaths in a Century

Study authors suggest that nations triple tobacco taxes

1/2/2014
Curtain Rises Wednesday on 'Obamacare'

New health insurance plans and consumer protections take effect Jan. 1 under the Affordable Care Act

12/26/2013
Substance-Abuse Treatment Often Tough to Find for Medicaid Patients

Study found wider access gaps in South and Midwest, and among blacks

12/26/2013
U.S. Spends 5 Times More Than U.K. on Antibiotics for Kids: Study

Cost of these prescription drugs a burden on U.S. economy, researchers say

12/25/2013
Surgeons' Group Gives Gift of New Hips, Knees to Uninsured

Operation Walk USA providing free joint replacement surgery to 230 patients

12/18/2013
Many Americans Don't Receive Preventive Dental Care: Survey

10-year study found some improvement, but continued gaps among racial groups

12/17/2013
Rural Cancer Survivors May Retire Sooner, Get Less Paid Disability

Vermont study compared their work lives to those of urban peers

12/9/2013
Money Problems Can Compromise Breast Cancer Care

Study found gaps in health insurance, lower income and debt reduced chances of recommended therapy

12/6/2013
Switching to Healthier Eating May Cost You More

Following a healthy diet runs about $1.50 more a day than junk food, study finds

12/2/2013
How Worried Are Parents About Kids' Online Safety?

Study suggests race, ethnicity, other factors affect their level of concern

11/27/2013
More Wealth May Lead to More Disappointment, Study Finds

Global data indicate there is a limit to how much money can boost life satisfaction

11/22/2013
Cash Incentives Spur Poor To Buy Healthier Foods

San Diego-area participants got matching funds to purchase specific products from farmers' markets

11/21/2013
Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study

European review looked at 12,000 people who'd lived through economic downturns

11/20/2013
Joblessness May Age You, Study Suggests

Researchers saw more signs of stress in DNA of unemployed men

11/19/2013
CPR Training Rates Lower in Poor, Rural U.S. Communities

Less bystander resuscitation training also seen in the South, Midwest and West

11/19/2013
Those Rocked by Recession Most Likely to Hit the Bottle: Study

Men and the middle-aged vulnerable, possibly because of bigger responsibilities at home

11/13/2013
U.S. Health Care Lags Behind Other Affluent Countries, Study Finds

Many Americans surveyed complained of roadblocks and delays, and had a dim view of system

11/6/2013
Poorer Childhoods, More Colds as Adults?

Study links financial status in youth to biological differences that affect adults' risk of getting sick

10/31/2013
Try Talking More to Boost Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Study compared number of words spoken in households, children's language skills

10/25/2013
After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help

Study found women who turned to these programs were more likely to receive other needed treatments

10/24/2013
Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows

Preventive measures urgently needed to reverse this trend, researchers say

10/16/2013
High Out-of-Pocket Costs Called a Hidden 'Side Effect' of Treatment

Some doctors say it's time to discuss financial aspects with patients

10/15/2013
Did Recession Lead to Increase in Vasectomies?

Wisconsin researchers found link between economy and procedure rates, but another expert says it's not proof

10/14/2013
Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk

Study found too much weight may be connected to esophageal disease

10/11/2013
Home-Delivered Meals Could Help Some Avoid Nursing Home: Study

Many states could save money by feeding seniors at home rather than paying for residential care

10/8/2013
More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study

Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

10/2/2013
Surgical Complications Greater for Minority Seniors: Study

Researchers say pre-existing medical conditions make a difference

10/2/2013
Study Suggests Late-Term Preemies Don't Do as Well in Life

But experts say research based on those born almost 80 years ago may now be irrelevant

9/30/2013
Aging Brain May Have More Trouble With Financial Decisions: Study

Older people also tend to tolerate less financial risk, research suggests

9/27/2013
Shopping Doesn't Help in Face of Trauma, Researchers Say

Study of people continually faced with rocket attacks found compulsive spending made stress worse

9/27/2013
HEALTH REFORM: Exchanges Will Be Cornerstone for Coverage Choices

Here's what you need to know when Obamacare kicks in, starting next week

9/27/2013
HEALTH REFORM: Medicaid Expansion Will Allow More to Get More

Those with low incomes or limited means can now seek affordable coverage, advocates say

9/26/2013
Job Satisfaction May Suffer When Role Is Misunderstood

Nurse practitioners, other professionals among those facing 'image discrepancies,' says author

9/23/2013
Daily Tasks a Challenge for Many Older Breast Cancer Patients

Physical therapy could help these women, study authors say