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2012-06-13 13:08:56

Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health (BUSM, BUSPH), along with the VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School, have found inpatient medical procedures increased more among non-elderly, lower- and medium- income populations, Hispanics and whites, after health care reform went into effect in Massachusetts.

2012-06-07 11:13:22

No one questions whether or not health care costs have risen, and risen dramatically, in recent decades.

2012-05-03 18:57:35

A new study finds differences in screening account for more than 40 percent of the disparity in colorectal cancer incidence and nearly 20 percent of colorectal cancer mortality between blacks and whites.

2012-05-03 15:07:38

The United States spends more on health care than 12 other industrialized countries yet does not provide "notably superior" care, according to a new study from The Commonwealth Fund.

2012-04-26 05:39:05

A new study found evidence that Hispanic lung cancer patients may live longer than white or black patients. The study suggests that, as with several other types of cancer, certain unknown genetic and environmental factors put Hispanic patients at a higher survival standpoint.

2012-03-14 09:51:00

African Americans in Georgia, especially in rural areas, have drastically poorer survival rates from cancer.

2012-01-16 15:30:59

One in 10 Canadians have problems affording medications they have been prescribed, and one in four people without drug insurance cannot afford to have their prescriptions filled.

2012-01-11 09:52:06

Greater access to features of high-quality primary care -- comprehensiveness, patient-centeredness and extended office hours -- is associated with lower mortality.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.