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
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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
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
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