Medical economics

No improvement noted in Black-white kidney transplant rate ratios

For patients with kidney failure, there appears to be no substantial improvement over time in the observed or adjusted Black-white mean living donor kidney transplant (LDKT) rate ratios (RRs), according to a study published ...


Improving quality of life for older adults with alcohol problems

Substance use problems, particularly alcohol problems, are "invisible epidemic" among older adults. In his thesis "Alcohol and aging: a multimethod study on heterogeneity and multidimensionality," Wossenseged Birhane Jemberie, ...

Overweight & Obesity

Examining childhood obesity prevention programs in rural schools

Since 1990, obesity rates in American children—particularly in rural and underserved areas—have skyrocketed due to a variety of factors, including more sedentary human behavior and an increase in food swamps, or communities ...

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