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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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Higher Rural Suicide Rates Driven by Use of Guns

Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state’s urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Embargoed AJPH Research on Trump Voters and Life Expectancy, Premature Death Among White Americans, Urban/Rural Firearm Suicide Disparities, Tobacco in Rural America

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on the life expectancy of Trump voters, premature death among white Americans, rural tobacco and firearm suicide prevalence

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Girls More at Risk for ACL Tears and Other Sports Injuries #Kneesforlife

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It’s All in the Hands: Researchers Find Correlation Between Athletic Ability and Finger Length

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Researchers at University of North Dakota and Sacred Heart School study the correlation between athletic ability and finger length

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What Vaccinations Do Children Need Before Heading Back-To-School?

Zachary Klase PhD summarizes the vaccine requirements for children heading to public schools and universities and explains why it is important and safe to be vaccinated.

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Noninvasive Eye Scan Could Detect Key Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Years Before Patients Show Symptoms

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Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer’s disease affects the retina – the back of the eye – similarly to the way it affects the brain. The study also revealed that an investigational, noninvasive eye scan could detect the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease years before patients experience symptoms.

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$2.2 Million Grant Will Extend Distracted Driving Research

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The findings from the NIH-funded study will have implications on targeted interventions and policy changes in distracted driving.







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