Economic Status Health News

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1/8/2015
Alcohol Taxes Up, Binge Drinking Down?

Study finds lower rates in states with higher tariffs

1/7/2015
Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go Up After New Year's

Consumers seem to stick with calorie-rich favorites from the holiday season, research shows

12/15/2014
Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit

Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy

12/9/2014
Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise

More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

12/9/2014
Where Doctors Train May Affect Whether They Practice Expensive Medicine

Those who did residencies in high-cost areas were more likely to spend more per patient, study finds

12/9/2014
Boost in Docs' Incomes Comes From More Procedures, Not More Patients

Researchers suggest salary bump should come from more patients, improved care

12/9/2014
Cost of Job-Based Health Insurance Outpaces Family Income: Report

Workers are paying more for health plans, could be getting less financial protection

12/1/2014
Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays

Spotting, offering transitional care to these patients should be priority for doctors, nurses, researcher says

11/24/2014
Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds

Additional missed days cost U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, researchers report

10/20/2014
As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

10/17/2014
Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

9/30/2014
Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

9/8/2014
Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

9/2/2014
Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

But Americans still eat too few vegetables and too much salt, survey finds

8/18/2014
Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

8/15/2014
More Employers Moving to High-Deductible Health Plans

Companies looking to offset rising insurance costs in 2015 and beyond, survey finds

8/6/2014
Children With Jailed Family Members More Likely to Have Poor Health Later

Risk about 15 percent higher for those who grew up with incarcerated kin: study

8/4/2014
Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study

Most amputations are preventable with earlier treatment, researchers note

7/24/2014
Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier

Special incentives encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, study says

7/21/2014
Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

7/17/2014
Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor

Study finds greater decline in donors from low-income areas

7/17/2014
Delayed Retirements May Forestall Predicted Nursing Shortage

Economy, rewarding work have motivated baby boomer nurses to stay on the job, research suggests

6/12/2014
Cancer Survivors Face Mounting Costs of Continuing Medical Care: Study

Their annual expenses were almost twice that of people who never had cancer, researchers report

6/12/2014
Recession Linked to More Than 10,000 Suicides in North America, Europe

But countries can take steps to reduce self-harm cases during economic downturns, researchers say

6/10/2014
Recession Forced Many Families to Seek Medicaid Coverage

Illinois data shows those who had children with chronic illnesses were most affected

6/9/2014
Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

6/9/2014
Millions Will Not Have to Pay Obamacare Tax Penalties: Report

More uninsured will qualify for exemptions in 2016 than earlier estimates showed, experts say

5/28/2014
Today's Heroin Abusers Often Middle-Class Suburbanites: Study

Problem often starts after prescription painkiller use, researchers say

5/27/2014
Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers

Lifestyle-related disease, such as lung cancer, is more common among the poor, researchers find

5/22/2014
Cheaper Food May Be Fueling U.S. Obesity Epidemic

Americans spend just one-tenth of disposable income on food, an historic low, study finds

5/21/2014
Good Grades = Bigger Bucks

Study found higher GPAs in high school were associated with higher incomes as adults

5/16/2014
Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids

Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

5/12/2014
Wasteful Medicare Spending Topped $1.9 Billion in 1 Year: Study

Analysis using 2009 data looked at 26 common but often unnecessary tests and procedures

5/12/2014
Foreclosures May Raise Neighbors' Blood Pressure

The more properties nearby that were foreclosed on by lenders, the higher the blood pressure, study finds

5/8/2014
Many Iraq-Afghanistan War Vets Struggle to Find Enough Food: Study

25 percent face food insecurity, which triggers other woes, Minnesota researchers find

5/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles

Study found they were more likely to come from homes affected by poverty, divorce, substance abuse

5/1/2014
When Older Adults Consider Suicide, Depression May Not Be Main Reason

Study suggests health, money, family problems more likely to trigger troubling thoughts

4/16/2014
Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients

Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds

4/10/2014
Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study

Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

4/9/2014
Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills: Report

Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries, experts say

4/1/2014
More Than 1 Million Americans Caring for Injured Veterans: Report

Few public or private programs offer direct support to these caregivers, researchers say

3/27/2014
Fewer Americans Would Smoke If Cessation Treatments Were Covered: CDC

Counseling and medication services aren't all included, and barriers to access exist, study shows

3/27/2014
Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma

Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

3/25/2014
Millions Underinsured in 2012, Reforms Well-Targeted, Report Says

Despite new laws, 15 million poor people have no new coverage options

3/24/2014
Many Don't Understand Obamacare or Health Insurance, Survey Finds

'Navigators' can help walk people through enrollment process, experts say

3/21/2014
Chronically Ill Americans May Skip Meds to Afford Food

Study finds that people with health issues who don't qualify for assistance often must choose either 'treat or eat'

3/14/2014
When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?

Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

3/5/2014
Do Harder Working Husbands Have Healthier Wives?

His long work hours may boost her health, study suggests

3/5/2014
Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

2/28/2014
Rising Fresh Produce Prices Tied to Higher Risk of Child Obesity

However, study also found similar effect with cost of fast food