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Kids get more exercise in smart growth neighborhoods

Children who live in "smart growth" neighborhoods—developments that are designed to increase walkability and have more parks and green space areas—get 46 percent more moderate or vigorous physical activity ...

Sep 10, 2013
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Bedwetting treatments offer help

Bedwetting affects up to 20 percent of five year olds—the age when most children have learned bladder control—and can result in an array of stressful and embarrassing social, emotional and psychological ...

Aug 21, 2013
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High lifetime costs for type 2 diabetes

A person with type 2 diabetes may spend an average of nearly $85,500 to treat the disease and its complications over his or her lifetime, reports a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The ea ...

Aug 09, 2013
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Cancer survivors not receiving preventive care

While cancer survivors require follow-up care to prevent a recurrence of their cancer and to watch for after effects of treatment, they also need the same preventive check-ups suggested for all people.

Aug 07, 2013
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Significant others can influence extreme dieting

Women who are frequently encouraged by their significant others to lose weight are more likely to resort to unhealthy measures to do so, according to new research in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Jul 25, 2013
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Men say they want prostate cancer test, despite risks

A survey of men age 40 to 74 found that 54 percent said that they would still opt for a popular prostate cancer screening test despite recent recommendations that the test not be performed, finds a new study ...

Jul 09, 2013
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Electronic health record adoption uneven across US

A new study in Health Services Research finds wide geographic variation in the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) by ambulatory health care sites, ranging from a high of 88 percent to a low of ...

Jun 28, 2013
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Nursing homes with more black residents do poorly

Nursing homes with a higher proportion of Black residents perform worse financially and provide lower-quality care than homes with few Black residents, finds a new study in Health Services Research.

Jun 26, 2013
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