Tag: "income" at medical news
Lactation program increases rate of breast feeding
...r, VLBW infants are born disproportionately to low income
or African American women. Both groups are much less likely to breast feed than Caucasian mothers or those with higher incomes. The goal of the study was to examine the effectiveness of the Rush Mother's Milk Club by comparing it with the target goa...
Internet program and videos net nutritional benefits for kids
...o answer questions. Studies have shown that lower income
children are at a higher risk for obesity than children from higher income
families, with blacks and Hispanics at the highest risk. The study included 137 culturally diverse m...
Nutrition education helps stretch meager food budgets
...percent of the federal poverty line (defined as an income
of no more than $18,850 for a family of four in the continental United States); in New York state, 80 percent of EFNEP participants live at or below the poverty line. "However, in one of the few studies to evaluate the effects of nutrition and resou...
Physician assistant profession ranked third fastest-growing profession
... Physician Assistant Census Survey, the mean total income
for PAs in all medical specialties is $76,039, while the comparable mean for recent PA graduates is $64,565. Physician assistants are licensed health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team working with supervising physicians. PAs d...
Racial, economic gaps in kids' eye care seen in four new studies
... differences between children in different racial, income
and insurance groups in whether they receive eye c...screening in those districts. Regardless of race, income
or insurance status, three-quarters of the parents said they had sought follow-up care for their chi...
Bar characteristics, women's behavior in bars tied to their risk for bar-related aggression
...mployed full- or part-time with a median household income
between $20,000 and $30,000. The research was supported by grants awarded to Parks from the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The Research Institute on Addictions has been a lea...
Ethical review of research in developing countries needed
...nducted in the developing world and funded by high income
countries. There is also a critical need for resea...is not dominated by well meaning experts from high income
MCOs shortchange minority Medicaid patients
...erage to certain individuals and families with low income
and resources. For their study, the researchers used a national database that included responses from 49,327 adults in 14 states, or 44 percent of the Medicaid population from 1999 to 2000. The study was the first to use a large, racial/ethnic di...
American College of Chest Physicians to offer developing nations free access to medical journal
...e initiative is offered to 113 low or lower-middle income
countries for a term of at least three years. Currently, 99 qualified countries are registered with HINARI....
Dependent older patients may cost hospitals more
...em, regardless of factors such as a patient's age, income
or history of previous hospitalizations, or whether the patient had been living in a nursing home at the time of admission. Chuang's study differs from the 1987 study and most other investigations of the Medicare payment systems in two ways. First, t...
Joslin announces first international affiliate in Bahrain
...dian family may have to allocate 25 percent of its income
for the treatment of an adult with diabetes. Economic Impact on Societies For a country like Bahrain, with a policy that "all residents in the country enjoy the right to access comprehensive health care," the direct economic impact of diabetes can be...
Bullying in schools pervasive, UCLA study finds
...iliation. Bullying occurs across ethnic groups and income
brackets, and the problems associated with bullying are similar across these groups, Juvonen said. Boys are twice as likely to be bullies as girls, almost twice as likely to be victims of bullies, and more than three times as likely to be in both...
Self-management improves course of low back pain
... their pain. "Our study showed that empowering low income
adults to deal with their pain through such self-management strategies as exercise, behavior and dietary changes, significantly improved both mental and physical functioning. With better mental and physical functioning individuals with low back pain...
Caloric sweetener use grows worldwide; soft drinks are chief culprit, study shows
... information about urbanization and gross national income
per capita. They also evaluated three nationally r...by 74 calories a day, they found. Urbanization and income
growth contributed to 82 percent of the change. Between 1962 and 2000, the caloric intake of sugar i...
Poor neighborhood linked to poor heart attack survival
...ic Health in Boston, Mass. The poverty line is an income
threshold based on family size, age of children an...t follow-up on Dec. 31, 2001. Researchers divided income
levels into five groups. The death rate after heart attack was higher for the 20 percent of patient...
ACPM recommends reproductive health care benefits for adolescents
...escents from families with incomes above state-set income
eligibility ceilings for Medicaid, but at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. According to Dr. Robert Harmon, President of ACPM, "Prevention and primary care services are essential for adolescents since the most serious, costly, and wi...
Among elderly, depression more prevalent in Hispanics and blacks
...Having fewer economic resources -- less education, income
or wealth; lack of private health insurance coverage or employment was associated with a greater frequency of depression. Reliance on government health insurance somewhat increased the odds of depression, the authors said. "Our finding that lack of...
Income important in tracking health status
...her tracking systems include insurance status and income
level as indicators of poverty. "Decades of research on how social class links to health outcomes have shown that a lack of health insurance, living in impoverished neighborhoods, and social and contextual barriers to accessing health care place peo...
Family's income, education affect depression and obesity in teens
... Goodman says. The researchers used 1994 household income
data and parents' educational attainment from the ...ight and weight to determine obesity. Lower family income
accounted for 26 percent of depression and 32 percent of obesity among these adolescents. Forty perc...
UCLA study examines health of California seniors
...re available by region, county, gender, ethnicity, income
level and English proficiency. The report -- title...nt), and older African Americans, those with a low income
and limited-English speakers (45 percent each). ...
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