Is being married beneficial to long-term mortality in survivors of acute MI? This study examined the impact of a life-partner over a 10-year period.
Cancer informatics has the potential to revolutionize cancer care by harnessing the power of data.
How does funding for immunizations impact the way pediatric infectious diseases are eradicated around the world?
Are women heeding the warnings about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? This Dutch study indicates that more education needs to be done.
The potential impact of healthcare reform on preventive health in the United States is enormous.
The belief that eating disorders occur mainly in young, white women has long been disproved. But what do we know about the actual demographics of, and recent trends in, eating disorder behaviors?
Are older, rural Americans receiving adequate information about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, and how can clinicians best educate and work with this population group?
Is intervention from medical professionals successful in reducing the rate of diabetes in the community?
Many elderly persons spend most of their awake time in sedentary activities. Is this contributing to poor health outcomes?
The language that we use for individuals affected by obesity needs to consistently put people before their diseases.
Why are rural Americans less likely to go for HIV testing than their urban counterparts? This new study offers some explanations.
An extremely high proportion of transgender people--up to 43% by some measures--report a history of suicide attempts. What can be done to reduce this alarming number?
How does socioeconomic status adversely affect health? This new study looks at the possible connections.
How prevalent is type 2 diabetes in Northern Africa, and how can clinicians work together to educate the public about the risk factors associated with disease?
Is housework enough to keep people healthy, or are other forms of physical exercise recommended for the majority of adults?
Do older adults with HIV infection present differently with the disease than younger people, and what type of mortality risk do they face?
The negative effects of parental smoking on the health of children are well-established, but as this study indicates, parental smoking may also exacerbate childhood poverty.