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Community Health Workers Lead to Better Health, Lower Costs for Medicaid Patients

As politicians struggle to solve the nation’s healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and uninsured patients. Researchers at Penn Medicine showed that patients who received support from community health workers (CHWs) had 30 percent fewer hospital admissions in one year compared to those who did not receive CHW support. The results also showed reductions in cigarette smoking, obesity, diabetes severity, and mental illness.

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Cedars-Sinai Awards $4.8M to Support Community Clinics and Other Safety Net Organizations for the Underserved

Cedars-Sinai is bolstering an ongoing effort to strengthen the social safety net in the Los Angeles region with a third year of grants — totaling $4,827,930 — to programs that address the physical and mental healthcare needs of many underserved populations, including the homeless, at-risk youth, immigrants and others.

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Baylor Scott & White – McKinney Researchers Reveal Mom and Baby Skin-to-Skin Care Reduces NICU Admissions for Hypoglycemia

Skin-to-skin contact with mom helps newborns at risk of neonatal hypoglycemia stay out of the neonatal intensive care unit, according to a new study by clinicians at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — McKinney.

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In a Nutshell: Walnuts Activate Brain Region Involved in Appetite Control

Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reveal for the first time the neurocognitive impact these nuts have on the brain.

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UTSW Researchers Identify Receptor Involved in Weight Gain Linked to Antipsychotic Drugs, Reverse Condition in Mice

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Many schizophrenic and depressed patients experience weight gain and type 2 diabetes in their quests for the life-changing benefits of a major class of antipsychotic drugs.

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New Measure of Insulin-Making Cells Could Gauge Diabetes Progression, Treatment

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new measurement for the volume and activity of beta cells, the source of the sugar-regulating hormone insulin.

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Healthy Diet Could Decrease Gestational Diabetes Risk for South Asian Women in Ontario

Research was based on data from the START Birth Cohort study, which includes more than 1,000 women in their second trimester of pregnancy.

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Hospital Makes a Splash: Adaptive Surfing Trip for Patients with Disabilities Set for Long Island

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The Adaptive Sports Academy at Hospital for Special Surgery is enabling young patients with cerebral palsy, an amputation or other physical challenge to participate in athletic activities they never dreamed possible. Many are looking forward to a surfing trip on Long Island scheduled for August 14.

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Equality Isn’t Cutting It: New Campaign From American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Works for Health Equity, Too

Join our virtual press briefing on August 10 at 11 am ET to hear from these organizations about new research, stories of successful programs in communities, and experts who can speak to the need to ensure all children have access to nutritious food and safe places to be physically active.

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