Health Behavior News Service

The Health Behavior News Service, (HBNS) has been in existence since 1999. It is a project of the Center for the Advancement of Health. The goal of HBNS is to provide the media and the public with the latest evidenced based scientific research for the purpose of making an informed decision about their health care. The service is funded by the Annenberg Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation. HBNS publishes health news on the Web, The Prepared Patient and the subscription is free.

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Seniors face barriers to critical dental care

Research has shown that poor oral health can have a negative impact on seniors' overall health and well-being, but for many, there are significant barriers to visiting a dentist, finds a new report in the American Journal ...

Aug 27, 2014
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Teen concussions increase risk for depression

Teens with a history of concussions are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as teens who have never had a concussion, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Jan 10, 2014
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Poor health habits linked to financial insecurity

Financial hardship, or feeling that one can't make ends meet, may be more predictive of health risk behaviors than actual income levels for people with low-incomes, finds a recent study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Sep 05, 2014
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Patient-centered medical homes reduce costs

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), introduced in 2007, is a model of health care that emphasizes personal relationships, team delivery of care, coordination across specialties and care settings, quality and safety ...

Aug 01, 2014
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Smartphone apps to help smokers quit come up short

Many of the 11 million smokers in the U.S. have downloaded smartphone apps created to help them quit smoking. But since most of these apps don't include practices proven to help smokers quit, they may not be getting the help ...

Nov 17, 2013
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