News tagged with public health care

Even motivated dieters need close access to healthy food

You're obese, at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and so motivated to improve your diet that you've enrolled in an intensive behavioral program. But if you need to travel more than a short distance to a store ...

Oct 07, 2014
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Stigma can hinder access to health care for the poor

In a study of 574 low-income adults, many felt stigmatized when receiving medical care. This stigma was most often the result of interactions with clinicians that felt demeaning, rather than an internalized sense of shame ...

Oct 06, 2014
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Ebola's ripple effects

The race to stamp out West Africa's Ebola epidemic is not just about saving lives. It's also about stemming an assault on society that could include food shortages and mass migration, morphing from a medical ...

Sep 11, 2014
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