Health Behavior News Service

Obese or overweight teens more likely to become smokers

A study examining whether overweight or obese teens are at higher risk for substance abuse finds both good and bad news: weight status has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular ...

Aug 29, 2014
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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 ...

Aug 27, 2014
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Medicare changes lower hospital use

A recent study in Health Services Research based on 15 years of hospital data suggests that cuts in Medicare prices under the Affordable Care Act may slow the growth in total overall hospital spending.

Aug 06, 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 ...

Aug 01, 2014
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Cervical cancer prevention program saves lives

A 23-year old federal program for the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer markedly reduces illness and death among underserved, low-income women, yet its impact has been reduced by the fact that ...

Jul 16, 2014
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