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Sleep Duration on an Average School Night Among HS Students

Sleep Duration on an Average School Night Among HS Students

Nine or more hours of sleep are recommended for teens. Are U.S. high school students getting enough?......[Read More]
Tobacco Use Counseling During Hospital Outpatient Visits

Tobacco Use Counseling During Hospital Outpatient Visits

Are health care providers missing a valuable opportunity to counsel and screen patients on tobacco use during hospital outpatient visits?......[Read More]
Severe Obesity Among Children in NYC Public Schools

Severe Obesity Among Children in NYC Public Schools

How are we doing combating severe obesity among New York City public school children? This study looks at recent trends.......[Read More]
Impact of the ACA on Access to Care for Adults With Diabetes

Impact of the ACA on Access to Care for Adults With Diabetes

Access to heath care, especially for the uninsured, is a significant barrier to diabetes care. This study examines the potential of the Affordable Care Act to improve care for diabetic patients.......[Read More]
Virus Theory for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Discredited

Virus Theory for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Discredited

Researchers are disputing a 2009 study that found a virus in the blood of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, which some hoped might have pointed to a cause of the disease.......[Read More]
Colonoscopy Screening Among Adults With a Family History

Colonoscopy Screening Among Adults With a Family History

Are first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients being screened according to recommended guidelines?......[Read More]
Multiple Chronic Conditions in Medicare Beneficiaries

Multiple Chronic Conditions in Medicare Beneficiaries

What types of chronic conditions are most likely to occur in Medicare patients in the US? This new study investigates.......[Read More]
Weight Loss Program for Veterans in Los Angeles

Weight Loss Program for Veterans in Los Angeles

How successful are structured weight loss programs? This new study looks closely at a program set up specifically for veterans in the Los Angeles area.......[Read More]
NSAID-Avoidance Education for Patients at High Risk for AKI

NSAID-Avoidance Education for Patients at High Risk for AKI

NSAIDs are frequently associated with acute kidney injury, especially among high-risk patients. Can a community pharmacy-based patient education program increase awareness of the safety issues?......[Read More]
Insights From the Evaluation of NYC's Child Care Regulations

Insights From the Evaluation of NYC's Child Care Regulations

How should the success of NYC's child care regulations regarding beverages, physical activity, and screen time guide public health policy going forward?......[Read More]
School Readiness Among Children Insured by Medicaid

School Readiness Among Children Insured by Medicaid

Do children insured by Medicaid have the same access to preventive health programs and public health screening clinics as other children in the US, and how prepared are they to enter the school system?......[Read More]
Variation in Parent-Reported Medication Rates for ADHD

Variation in Parent-Reported Medication Rates for ADHD

How are children being medicated for ADHD in the US? This new report examines state-based treatment rates.......[Read More]
In Search of a Germ Theory Equivalent for Chronic Disease

In Search of a Germ Theory Equivalent for Chronic Disease

How do scientists explain the possible connection between the germ theory and the development of chronic diseases over time? This new study discusses the issues.......[Read More]
Comorbid Diabetes and Hypertension in African Americans

Comorbid Diabetes and Hypertension in African Americans

This RCT focused on diet, physical activity, and peer support for reducing weight among urban-dwelling African Americans with comorbid type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Was it effective?......[Read More]
Participation in Physical Activity Programs and Fall Risk

Participation in Physical Activity Programs and Fall Risk

This study examines the effectiveness of two widely available exercise programs aimed at older adults on reducing falls in the elderly.......[Read More]
Disability Status as an Antecedent to Chronic Conditions

Disability Status as an Antecedent to Chronic Conditions

To what extent is disability a risk factor for future poor health?......[Read More]
Virus Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Virus Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A family of viruses called MLV may be linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a study shows.......[Read More]
Addressing Chronic Diseases in Asian Americans

Addressing Chronic Diseases in Asian Americans

A population-wide strategy for the prevention of chronic disease is aimed at improving the health of the growing population of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.......[Read More]
Quality of Life in US Veterans and Civilians by Race

Quality of Life in US Veterans and Civilians by Race

Does the mental and physical health of US veterans differ from that of civilians? This new report breaks down the data by race and ethnicity.......[Read More]
Breast Cancer Survivors, Aromatase Inhibitors, and Joint Pain

Breast Cancer Survivors, Aromatase Inhibitors, and Joint Pain

Can an evidence-based walking program developed for arthritis sufferers help breast cancer patients who experience joint symptoms as a side effect of aromatase inhibitor therapy?......[Read More]