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2013-07-03 11:09:54

Diabetes is strongly associated with socioeconomic status (SES): low income, low education, and low occupational status are all linked to a higher risk for diabetes. Trying to understand the mechanisms underlying the association, Silvia Stringhini from the Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine in Lausanne, Switzerland and colleagues report in this week's PLOS Medicine that a substantial part of it appears to be attributable to chronic inflammation. "Taking together the evidence...

2013-04-25 20:35:34

Physicians from the Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) are proposing that current pediatric guidelines and practices could be implemented within a Patient Centered Medical Home model to address social determinants of health. The article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), also suggests that these guidelines could reduce socioeconomic disparities in health care for all...

2013-04-04 23:01:18

HealthKeep.com connects people with like symptoms, medications and conditions. Secure, Fully HIPPA-compliant site ensures anonymous interactions. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 HealthKeep.com, a social network connecting members with like symptoms, medications and conditions launched today to fill the growing demand for personalized online health information. HealthKeep.com harnesses the power of its online community, healthcare professionals and databases to empower its members to...

2013-03-20 15:49:32

In the Journal of the American Medical Association, Weill Cornell researchers call for a clearer definition of 'population health,' asking whether ACOs are truly designed to improve it Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a key feature of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aim to control health care costs, enhance quality in health care and improve population health. But what does "improving population health" really mean? This is the question asked in a new viewpoint article by Weill...

2013-01-10 05:00:51

Public Health Foundation Enterprises (PHFE) to focus on supporting programs that reduce gun violence and promote accessible mental health services Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 PHFE, one of the largest public health focused fiscal sponsors in the US, is committed to identifying programs that can benefit from fiscal sponsorship and focus on the areas of reducing gun violence and promoting more universal access to mental health interventions and services. According to...

2012-10-22 10:32:44

In a commentary to appear in the Oct. 22 issue of the journal Pediatrics, Barry Zuckerman, MD, the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, discusses how by working together, lawyers and physicians potentially can close the gap in health disparities that persist even in universal health care coverage. While the relationship between poverty and poor health is complex, access to basic needs like adequate housing and nutrition, appropriate...

2012-07-18 10:16:45

A community-based nursing program delivered in collaboration with existing health care services is more effective in reducing the number of older people dying from chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, than usual care according to a study by US researchers published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The authors led by Kenneth Coburn from Health Quality Partners in Pennsylvania in the US, randomized 1736 eligible patients (aged 65 years and over with heart failure,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'