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Medicaid Payments for Office Visits Impact Cancer Screening Rates

New research in the journal Cancer finds that Medicaid recipients are more likely to undergo cancer screening tests when their doctors receive higher reimbursements for routine office visits rather than for the tests themselves.
21-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Poor-Quality Weight Loss Advice Often Appears First in an Online Search

More than 40 percent of U.S. Internet users use online search engines to seek guidance on weight loss and physical activity. A new study in the American Journal of Public Health finds that high-quality weight loss information often appears after the...
14-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Time Spent Preparing Meals at Home Linked to Healthier Diet

Spending less than one hour a day preparing food at home is associated with eating more fast food and spending more money eating out, finds new research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Not having time available may be one of the most...
7-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

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

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