Patient demand for care from safety-net providers (such as community health centers and public hospitals) in Massachusetts has increased, even though the number of patients with health insurance also increased following the state’s passage of health care reform, according to a report in JAMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine.
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Stress can contribute to the development of numerous chronic diseases, including depression, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and aging disorders.
Women and men’s brains handle stress differently; altering the way each gender may experience these diseases, according to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, … Read More
According to statistics released in July 2009 from a nationwide government survey, U.S. adults spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket over the previous 12 months on visits to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners and purchases of CAM products, classes and materials.
CAM is a group of diverse medical and health care … Read More
Health United States: 2008, the 32nd annual edition of the report prepared by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, indicates young adults in the United States aged 18-29 face a number of health challenges, including increases in obesity, high injury rates and lack of insurance coverage when compared to older … Read More
Adjusting the clocks to summer time on the last Sunday in March increases the risk of myocardial infarction in the following week. In return, putting the clocks back in the fall reduces the risk, although to a lesser extent, according to a new Swedish study.
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have … Read More