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Does Disability, Perceived Discrimination and Depression Vary by Race?

The harmful effects of discrimination are well established. Prior studies have documented that the negative effects of discrimination extend to a wide-array of behavioral, mental, and physical health outcomes. 467 more words


We Won’t Get Value-Based Health Care Until We Agree on What “Value” Means


Some health care leaders view with trepidation the new, disruptive health care alliance formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. But I’m excited because disruption is all about delivering a new level of value for consumers. 1,203 more words

Evaluation Capacity Building: A collective learning experience

By Stephanie Watson-Grant, DrPH, MEASURE Evaluation

Capacity building for rigorous evaluations is not a phrase that was part of my vocabulary ten or even five years ago. 472 more words


Faith, Science, and Wellness

There is a body of literature of which many people, including health professionals, are unaware. It has to do with scientific evidence for positive health outcomes among people of faith vs. 964 more words


Health and Safety Consequences

Libby, Montana was home to W.R Grace & Company, formerly known as Zonolite Co.,  which operated one of the largest vermiculite mines in the country. Vermiculite is a widely used substance that can be found in products ranging in fertilizer, insulation to animal feed. 614 more words

#LifeHack: Outsmarting Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is overwhelming – for everyone. Your employees are unsure of which benefits programs make the most sense for them and their family, and you’re getting inundated with questions. 284 more words

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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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