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Over one-third of a sample of American soldiers who attempted suicide did not have a prior mental health diagnosis, a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry finds. But the risk factors that predict suicide attempts in these soldiers are largely the same as those for soldiers who previously have been diagnosed with a mental health issue.
After the legalization of same-sex marriage in the U.S., more gay men reported having health insurance, access to medical care and annual checkups, according to a June 2018 working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Nearly 2 million low-income families in the U.S. affected by atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) face high or catastrophic financial burdens each year due to out-of-pocket costs, a new study in JAMA Cardiology finds.
Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Affordable Care Act declined among Hispanic citizens of the United States after the Secure Communities program took effect, a working paper by Marcella Alsan of Stanford Medical School and Crystal Yang of Harvard Law School finds.
Are female doctors better than their male counterparts? An emerging body of research indicates that in some instances, patients fare better under the medical care of women.
Lyme disease, a bacterial infection spread through ticks that can cause damage to the joints, heart and nervous system if left untreated, has been linked in a new study to another concern: obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS).
More adults get checkups and report better health after nurse practitioners gain the autonomy to practice primary care without doctor oversight.
New guidance offered in January of 2018 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlines how states can impose work requirements as an eligibility condition for Medicaid, a federal health insurance program for the poor. The policy allows exemptions for some, including the elderly and disabled.
Beyond race, factors including income, education level, insurance status and health literacy are linked to children’s asthma outcomes, including severity of and control over the condition.