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Nearly Half of Older Americans Need Support with Daily Routines

About 18 million Americans age 65 and older require help with routine daily activities like bathing, handling medications or meals, finds a new study in Milbank Quarterly. The research shows a growing need for improved services and support for older...
23-Oct-2014 3:30 PM EDT

Fecal Blood Test May Save More Lives Than Colonoscopy

State public health programs could screen nearly eight times as many individuals and prevent nearly twice as many CRC cases by using fecal immunochemical testing, or FIT, instead of colonoscopies, finds a new study in Health Services Research.
21-Oct-2014 4:30 PM EDT

Nationality at Birth Plays a Role in U.S. Adult Vaccination Rates

Nationality at birth appears to play a significant role in whether or not adults in the United States are routinely vaccinated for preventable diseases, a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds, reflecting a risky medical...
14-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Sexting in Teens Linked to More Sexual Activity, Low Self-Esteem

Relatively few teens say they have engaged in sexting, but those who do may put themselves at sexual risk, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
7-Oct-2014 3:20 PM EDT

Expanding Medicaid Increases Rural Health Care Access and Use

A new study in Health Services Research reveals that expanding Medicaid to cover more adults boosts health care access and use in rural populations.
2-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Many Women Receive Unnecessary Pap Tests

As many as half to two-thirds of women who’ve undergone hysterectomies or are older than 65 years report receiving Pap tests for cervical cancer, despite recommendations against it, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
30-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Only Half of U.S. Adults Over 45 Are Screened for Diabetes

A new cross-sectional study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that only half of adults in the U.S. were screened for diabetes within the last three years, less than what is recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
25-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Teens World-Wide Self-Medicate with Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs

Adolescents around the world are frequently using over-the-counter and prescription medications without a doctor’s order, a risky practice that can lead to overuse and abuse and is often continued into adulthood, reveals a new review in the...
23-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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