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Elderly Who Have Had Serious Falls May Show Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress

Older adults who experience a serious fall may develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the days following the event, finds a study published in General Hospital Psychiatry.
11-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Few Overweight People with Diabetes Getting Recommended Physical Activity

Women and men with diabetes who are trying to lose weight are not meeting the recommended amounts of physical activity for weight loss, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.
9-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Poor Health Habits Linked to Financial Insecurity

Financial hardship, or feeling that one can’t make ends meet, may be more predictive of health risk behaviors than actual income levels for people with low-incomes, finds a recent study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.
4-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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

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