News tagged with low socioeconomic status

Accommodating LGBT patients in dental, medical offices

As the pediatric dentist walked her 4-year-old patient back to the waiting room, she inquired, "Is your mommy or daddy here?" The child, who had two mommies, burst into tears. The dentist, a lesbian, felt ...

Sep 08, 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 Jo ...

Sep 05, 2014
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A nine-month window for helpful intervention

(Medical Xpress)—Countering the effects of lifelong poor health habits—smoking, poor diet, little exercise—is important and may take time. What if interventions during the nine-month window of pregnancy could improve ...

May 21, 2014
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Heart attacks hit poor the hardest

As people get older, their bodies wear down and become less resilient. In old age, it's common for people to become "clinically frail," and this "frailty syndrome" is emerging in the field of public health ...

Jan 08, 2014
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