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Sexual Risk Behaviors of Hispanic Youth Vary by Language, Place of Birth

A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that the sexual risk behaviors of young Hispanic people living in the U.S. vary considerably with their degree of acculturation.
2-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Obese or Overweight Teens More Likely to Become Smokers

A study in American Journal of Health Behavior examining whether overweight or obese teens are at higher risk for substance abuse finds weight status has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular cigarette smoking.
28-Aug-2014 4:25 PM EDT

Seniors Face Barriers to Critical Dental Care

Poor oral health can have a negative impact on seniors’ overall health and well-being, but for many, there are significant barriers to visiting a dentist, finds a new report in the American Journal of Health Behavior.
26-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Leaving Their Pediatricians Tough for Some Teens with Chronic Conditions

A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found that one in five young adults with chronic illnesses said the transfer of their care from pediatrics to adult-oriented health care was unsatisfactory.
21-Aug-2014 1:40 PM EDT

Self-Reported Health Information Predicts High-Need Medicaid Patients

Just three types of simple self-reported measures can predict which Medicaid-eligible adults are more likely to access intensive and costly health services over the next year, a new study in Health Services Research suggests.
19-Aug-2014 2:35 PM EDT

Family History of Undertreatment May Discourage Blacks from Seeking Mental Health Care

Blacks with a family history of untreated mental health disorders are less likely to seek treatment, even when they rate their own mental health as poor, finds a new study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
7-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Medicare Changes Lower Hospital Use

A recent study in Health Services Research based on 15 years of hospital data suggests that cuts in Medicare prices under the Affordable Care Act may slow the growth in overall hospital spending.
5-Aug-2014 3:15 PM EDT

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Reduce Costs

As the number of patient centered medical homes has increased, a new report in the journal Health Services Research finds the model offers a promising option to reduce health care costs and utilization of some health care services.
31-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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