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Confidential Discussions Are Key to Improving Teen Health Visits

Teens who have the option to privately and confidentially discuss health concerns with their doctor are more likely to talk about reproductive health, mental health, issues at school, and some self-care topics than they would be in discussions where...
29-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Inadequate Mental Health Care for Blacks with Depression and Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry confirms that Blacks with depression plus another chronic medical condition, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, do not receive adequate mental health treatment.
24-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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

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