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CDC: more American Indian, Alaska Natives in fair, poor health

(HealthDay)—American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) adults are more likely to be in fair or poor health than all U.S. adults, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

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Women skip medications more in the US than other countries

For patients, especially those living with chronic conditions, nonadherence to prescription medicines due to cost is a common problem. By not filling prescriptions, skipping doses, delaying refills, or splitting pills, patients ...

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Poor sleep quality linked to multiple chronic conditions

When clinicians focus on lifestyle changes to manage and prevent multiple chronic conditions, they will often ask patients about their alcohol consumption, smoking habits, exercise regime and diet. But what about the quality ...

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CDC: Former smokers have higher levels of fair, poor health

(HealthDay)—Smoking cessation is beneficial, but even after cessation, former smokers have worse health measures, according to a study published online July 22 in National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why people of color are suffering more from COVID-19

The statistics are shocking. As of mid-June, Black Americans have been hospitalized or died from COVID-19 at a rate about five times that of white Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Other people ...

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