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Chronic Stress And Your ZIP Code Can Shape Your Health

Your ZIP Code Might Be As Important To Health As Your Genetic Code.

When a receptionist hands out a form to fill out at a doctor’s office, the questions are usually about medical issues: What’s the visit for? 74 more words


Associations of Weight Gain From Early to Middle Adulthood With Major Health Outcomes Later in Life

Question  What is the association of weight gain from early to middle adulthood with health outcomes later in life?

Findings  During a follow-up of 18 years in 92 837 US women and 15 years in 25 303 US men, compared with participants who maintained a stable weight (weight loss ≤2.5 kg or gain <2.5 kg), those who gained a moderate amount of weight (≥2.5-<10.0 kg) had increased incidence of type 2 diabetes (absolute rate difference/100 000 person-years of 98 in women and 111 in men), cardiovascular disease (61 in women), obesity-related cancer (37 in women and 42 in men), and mortality (51 among women who never smoked). 28 more words

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Free Healthcare in One of the Poorest Nations

After assuming office in 2007, Ernest Bai Koroma faced a country in distress. Just five years prior Sierra Leone had concluded a fierce 11-year civil war leaving the nation in shambles. 175 more words

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A Review of Family Planning Outcomes in Integrated Health Programs and Research Recommendations

Research on the integration of health services is abundant and has been undertaken to investigate the many assumptions related to service integration: namely, that integrated services are cost-effective, efficient, and lead to improved health outcomes. 129 more words


The 2017 Marathon County Health Rankings Are In…

Written by Joan M. Theurer

Much like a doctor uses specific tools to check the health of a patient, the Marathon County Health Department uses specific tools to check the health of the… 935 more words


Gimme the pills...I want value for my money!

“Don’t tell me to look after myself doc, just give me the pills! I want some value for money!”

Some months ago I interviewed an NHS GP for a monthly newsletter that I write called… 592 more words


Adjusting the Adjustment

Measuring the quality of care and improving it over time is a fundamental obligation of healthcare providers. Increasingly, quality is also tied to reimbursement and is reported publicly. 744 more words

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