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Lacking Trust in One's Doctor Affects Health of Emotionally Vulnerable Cancer Patients

The physical and mental well-being of people with cancer may be affected by how they feel about their relationship with their physician and by differences in attachment styles, finds a new study from General Hospital Psychiatry.
22-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Cervical Cancer Prevention Program Saves Lives

A federal screening program markedly reduced death and illness from cervical cancer in underserved, low-income women but reached just 10 percent of the likely eligible population, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
15-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Early Palliative Care Cuts Costs for Critically Ill Patients

Palliative care delivered early during hospitalization can help cut costs for critically ill patients, finds a new study in Health Services Research.
10-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Neighborhoods with Healthy Food Options Less Likely to Have Overweight Kids

Children with a greater number of healthy food outlets near their homes had a reduced likelihood of being overweight or obese, finds an Australian study published in American Journal of Health Promotion.
8-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Mental Health Wins When Teens Play School Sports

Adolescents who play team sports in grades 8 through 12 have less stress and better mental health as young adults, finds new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
1-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Little Progress Made in Reducing Health Disparities for People with Disabilities

Mental distress in people with disabilities is associated with increased prevalence of chronic illness and reduced access to health care and preventive care services, finds a new study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
26-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Growing Up Poor Impacts Physical and Mental Illness in Young Adults

Socioeconomic adversity during childhood increases the likelihood of both depression and higher body mass index (BMI) in early adolescence, which can worsen and lead to illness for young adults, according to a new report in the Journal of Adolescent...
24-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Class and Insurance Stigma Are Barriers to Good Health Care

Some low-income, uninsured and Medicaid patients report feeling stigma when interacting with health care providers, finds a new report in The Milbank Quarterly.
19-Jun-2014 4:35 PM EDT

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