Latest Agency for Health Care Research Stories

2009-05-30 08:44:36

A new report indicates that elderly men and women who live with their spouse are more inclined to take preventative health measures than those who live alone or with an adult child. However, according to Drs. Denys Lau of Northwestern University in Chicago and James Kirby from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, "colorectal cancer screening, routine dental check-up, and influenza vaccination remain well below national targets according to the Centers for Disease Control's Healthy...

2008-10-22 09:20:00

Many children, more than two million, lack health insurance while at least one employed parent is covered by health insurance provided by the parent's employer, said researchers writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association.   Data for this study was released by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The data was obtained between 2002 and 2005. The head of the agency, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, said...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.