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The Columbian
Room For ImprovementThe statistics are encouraging, with officials announcing this week that the nu
Room For Improvement
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
The statistics are encouraging, with officials announcing this week that the number of Washington residents who don’t have health insurance has been cut in half under the Affordable Care Act. Yet, the overriding question remains: At what cost? In... Read more
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New America Media
Chinese American Doctor Honored for Studying Seniors in U.S.ORLANDO, Fla.--Filial piety has been part of the Chinese tradition for centurie
Chinese American Doctor Honored for Studying Seniors in U.S.
New America Media / Posted 2 days ago
ORLANDO, Fla.--Filial piety has been part of the Chinese tradition for centuries, but would it changed after the Chinese immigrated oversea? Are there any differences in practicing and reflecting filial piety? Are there cultural conflicts in American... Read more
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Senior Journal
U.S., Canada, Norway big spenders in end-of-life careEldercare & Caregiver News for Seniors Feb. 3, 2016 - Two decades ago, the m
U.S., Canada, Norway big spenders in end-of-life care
Senior Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Eldercare & Caregiver News for Seniors Feb. 3, 2016 - Two decades ago, the majority of deaths in the U.S. due to terminal illness were reported to occur in the hospital. The first international... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Research finds troubling mortality gapBy Michaela Gibson Morris TUPELO – Middle-aged white men are bucking the trend
Research finds troubling mortality gap
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 4 days ago
By Michaela Gibson Morris TUPELO – Middle-aged white men are bucking the trend, and not in a good way. A report analyzing the expected and actual death rates of working age Americans found that whites, particularly men ages 45 to 54, are dying at... Read more
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TribLIVE
Researchers explore causes for high death rates among middle-aged whites – TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods WASHINGTON — Higher-than-expected death rates
Researchers explore causes for high death rates among middle-aged whites
TribLIVE / Posted 7 days ago
– TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods WASHINGTON — Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Researchers find causes for higher death rates among middle-aged whitesWASHINGTON — Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans
Researchers find causes for higher death rates among middle-aged whites
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON — Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans are largely being driven by stagnant progress against heart disease and other common illnesses, according to new research into a crisis that is increasingly worrying... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Researchers find causes for higher death rates among middle-aged whitesWASHINGTON — Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans
Researchers find causes for higher death rates among middle-aged whites
Naples Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON — Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans are largely being driven by stagnant progress against heart disease and other common illnesses, according to new research into a crisis that is increasingly worrying... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Researchers find causes for higher death rates among middle-aged whitesWASHINGTON — Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans
Researchers find causes for higher death rates among middle-aged whites
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON — Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans are largely being driven by stagnant progress against heart disease and other common illnesses, according to new research into a crisis that is increasingly worrying... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Researchers find causes for higher death rates among middle-aged whitesWASHINGTON — Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans
Researchers find causes for higher death rates among middle-aged whites
The Record Searchlight / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON — Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans are largely being driven by stagnant progress against heart disease and other common illnesses, according to new research into a crisis that is increasingly worrying... Read more
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Philly.com
What's really killing middle-aged whites?Don't blame suicide and substance abuse entirely for rising death rates among m
What's really killing middle-aged whites?
Philly.com / Posted 8 days ago
Don't blame suicide and substance abuse entirely for rising death rates among middle-aged white Americans, asserts a new study out Friday. They're both factors, but the bigger culprit is almost two decades of stalled progress in fighting leading... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Study Finds ‘Mortality Gap’ Among Middle-Aged Whites - Kaiser Health News Don’t blame suicide and substance abuse entirely for rising death rates among middle-aged white Americans asserts a new study out Friday . They’re both factors but the big...They’re both factors, but the bigger culprit is almost two decades of stalled p
Study Finds ‘Mortality Gap’ Among Middle-Aged Whites - Kaiser Health News Don’t blame suicide and substance abuse entirely for rising death rates among middle-aged white Americans asserts a new study out Friday . They’re both factors but the big...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 8 days ago
They’re both factors, but the bigger culprit is almost two decades of stalled progress in fighting leading causes of death — such as heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease — according to a Commonwealth Fund analysis of data from the federal... Read more
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Doctors Health Press
Author John Green Promotes Primary Health Care Investment to Combat Zika Virus Author John Green spoke out on Twitter to promote primary health care investm
Author John Green Promotes Primary Health Care Investment to Combat Zika Virus
Doctors Health Press / Posted 8 days ago
Author John Green spoke out on Twitter to promote primary health care investment as one of the best ways to combat infectious diseases like the Zika virus. Noting that... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canada comes up short in international survey of family doctorsA new international survey of family doctors gives Canada poor marks, finding p
Canada comes up short in international survey of family doctors
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
A new international survey of family doctors gives Canada poor marks, finding patients face longer waits than in nine other industrialized countries, and there is less co-ordination of care and use of electronic records. The study, based on... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Arizona faces health challengeSimply put, Arizona’s national health ranking isn’t very good. Whether you subs
Arizona faces health challenge
Payson Roundup / Posted 18 days ago
Simply put, Arizona’s national health ranking isn’t very good. Whether you subscribe to the measures used by the Commonwealth Fund — in which Arizona ranks 33rd nationally — or America’s Health Ranking (30th), it’s clear we have a lot of work to... Read more
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University of Pennsylvania Health System
Cost of End-of-Life Care in the U.S. is Comparable to Europe and Canada, Finds New Penn StudyPHILADELPHIA – Despite widespread perception, the United States does not provid
Cost of End-of-Life Care in the U.S. is Comparable to Europe and Canada, Finds New Penn Study
University of Pennsylvania Health System / Posted 18 days ago
PHILADELPHIA – Despite widespread perception, the United States does not provide the worst end-of-life care in the world. In the first international comparison of end-of-life care practices, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Sanders campaign a historic opportunity: Time for a People's Movement for Real Social Security and Medicare for AllBy Dave Lindorff The rising fortunes of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders,
Sanders campaign a historic opportunity: Time for a People's Movement for Real Social Security and Medicare for All
Op-Ed News / Posted 22 days ago
By Dave Lindorff The rising fortunes of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist US senator from Vermont, in the Democratic presidential primaries, provides a unique opportunity for organizing a new radical... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Many seniors not eating well enough Malnourishment a growing problem that imposes costs on health, society The Un
Many seniors not eating well enough
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 26 days ago
Malnourishment a growing problem that imposes costs on health, society The United States has done a good job of making the obesity epidemic a public-health priority. But it has largely ignored an equally important... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Medicaid preventive care a good investmentFor years, Mr. C., an uninsured laborer, struggled to obtain the medical care h
Medicaid preventive care a good investment
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 27 days ago
For years, Mr. C., an uninsured laborer, struggled to obtain the medical care he needed to control his diabetes. Now that his kidneys have failed, Mr. C can’t work anymore, and at age 52, he will not pay taxes or be a contributing member of society.... Read more

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