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Marital Status and Mortality Among First Acute MI Survivors

Marital Status and Mortality Among First Acute MI Survivors

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 Surveillance Informatics

Cancer Surveillance Informatics

Cancer informatics has the potential to revolutionize cancer care by harnessing the power of data.
Immunizations and Eradicating Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Immunizations and Eradicating Pediatric Infectious Diseases

How does funding for immunizations impact the way pediatric infectious diseases are eradicated around the world?
Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy in the Netherlands

Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy in the Netherlands

Are women heeding the warnings about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? This Dutch study indicates that more education needs to be done.
Preventive Health and the Affordable Care Act

Preventive Health and the Affordable Care Act

The potential impact of healthcare reform on preventive health in the United States is enormous.
The Changing Demographic Profile of Eating Disorders

The Changing Demographic Profile of Eating Disorders

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?
Adequacy of Diabetes Care for Older US Rural Adults

Adequacy of Diabetes Care for Older US Rural Adults

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?
Lack of Sleep, Low Vitality and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Lack of Sleep, Low Vitality and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

What's the link between self-reported lack of sleep, low vitality and impaired glucose tolerance?
Reduction of Diabetes Risk in Routine Clinical Practice

Reduction of Diabetes Risk in Routine Clinical Practice

Is intervention from medical professionals successful in reducing the rate of diabetes in the community?
Sedentary Behavior and Health Outcomes Among Older Adults

Sedentary Behavior and Health Outcomes Among Older Adults

Many elderly persons spend most of their awake time in sedentary activities. Is this contributing to poor health outcomes?
Lack of Sleep, Low Vitality and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Lack of Sleep, Low Vitality and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

What's the link between self-reported lack of sleep, low vitality and impaired glucose tolerance?
Language and Obesity: Putting the Person Before the Disease

Language and Obesity: Putting the Person Before the Disease

The language that we use for individuals affected by obesity needs to consistently put people before their diseases.
Frequency of HIV Testing in Urban vs Rural Areas of the US

Frequency of HIV Testing in Urban vs Rural Areas of the US

Why are rural Americans less likely to go for HIV testing than their urban counterparts? This new study offers some explanations.
Factors Associated With Suicide Risk in Transgender Persons

Factors Associated With Suicide Risk in Transgender Persons

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?
Early Psychosocial Factors and the Risk of Diabetes and Other Disorders

Early Psychosocial Factors and the Risk of Diabetes and Other Disorders

How does socioeconomic status adversely affect health? This new study looks at the possible connections.
Prevalence and Complications of Diabetes Mellitus in Northern Africa

Prevalence and Complications of Diabetes Mellitus in Northern Africa

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?
Does Doing Housework Keep You Healthy?

Does Doing Housework Keep You Healthy?

Is housework enough to keep people healthy, or are other forms of physical exercise recommended for the majority of adults?
Older HIV-Infected Individuals: Presentation and Mortality

Older HIV-Infected Individuals: Presentation and Mortality

Do older adults with HIV infection present differently with the disease than younger people, and what type of mortality risk do they face?
Parental Smoking and Child Poverty

Parental Smoking and Child Poverty

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.