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Health Feb 29Rocky home lives could hinder kindergartener success, study finds
Very young children who endure neglect, abuse and dysfunctional home lives go on to struggle as kindergartners, leaving them at risk for more difficult years as adolescents and adults, a new study finds.
Health Jan 15Uninsured rate of Hispanic children hits record low, study finds
The rate of Hispanic children without health insurance fell to a historic low in 2014, the first year that key parts of Obamacare took effect, but they still represent a disproportionate share of the nation’s uninsured youth, according to a…
Health Sep 21Surge in statin use among very elderly without heart trouble raises doubts
Inexpensive statin drugs are given to millions of people to reduce cholesterol, even many who do not show signs of heart disease. But a recent study has found that seniors with no history of heart trouble are now nearly four…
Health Aug 27Surgeons’ late-night work doesn’t cause patients harm, study says
Patients receiving common operations in the daytime fared no worse in the short-term if their attending physician worked a hospital graveyard shift the night before than patients whose doctor did not, according to a new study examining the effects of…
Health Aug 06Over-the-phone therapy helps older adults in rural areas
Therapy provided over the phone lowered symptoms of anxiety and depression among older adults in rural areas with a lack of mental health services, a new study shows.
Health Jul 23Transgender people still denied health services despite Affordable Care Act
Transgender people are still fighting for access to crucial health services despite the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that insurance companies not deny coverage based on gender or health history.
Health Jun 10Organ donation: State efforts have done little to close supply gap
In the U.S., an average of 21 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant, and the wait times can range from four months for a heart to five years for a kidney, dependent on the how sick the…
Health Apr 20Could doctors donning Google Glass reduce ER wait times?
Imagine walking into an emergency room with an awful rash and waiting hours to see a doctor until, finally, a physician who doesn’t have specific knowledge of your condition gives you an ointment and a referral to a dermatologist.
Health Jun 30Report urges health care industry to prepare for climate change
"One of the most striking findings in our analysis is that increasing heat and humidity in some parts of the country could lead to outside conditions that are literally unbearable to humans, who must maintain a skin temperature below 95°F…