Michael F. Cannon

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young gay and bisexual men may be much more likely to attempt suicide or harm themselves than their older counterparts, and blacks are at greater risk than whites, British researchers report.

    "We know minority groups are at higher risk of poor m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A report card on Americans' health finds that racial and ethnic disparities persist, with significant gaps in obesity, cesarean births and dental care.

    But advances have been made in some important areas, including infant death rates, women sm...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're an American aged 20 or under, your expected life span is now less affected by whether you're rich or poor than it used to be, a new study finds.

    Researchers at Princeton University report that the life expectancy gap between rich and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds.

    Between 1970 and 2010, the average life span for men increased 9.2 years to 76.2 years of age, and for women it increased 6.4 years to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- State Medicaid expansions under Obamacare have improved low-income Americans' insurance coverage, increased their doctor visits and enhanced detection of chronic health conditions, which could lead to improvements in health, a new study suggests.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans with high rates of hospitalization either don't have regular access to healthy food or are at risk of not having enough food at home, a small study suggests.

    The study highlights obstacles to getting enough food, i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Staff at many outpatient health care facilities in New Mexico failed to follow recommendations for hand hygiene more than one-third of the time, a new study found.

    Many also fell short on injection safety, putting patients at increased risk fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 14 percent of U.S. veterans surveyed during a two-year Veterans Affairs (VA) study reported having suicidal thoughts.

    More than 2,000 veterans were surveyed in 2011 and again in 2013. Each time they were asked whether they'd had suicidal ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    SUNDAY, April 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of health care that could save the lives of millions of children and their mothers every year would be less than $5 per person, researchers report.

    The money would expand basic health services -- such as birth control, nutritional supple...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Where they live and how much they earn significantly affects the average American's longevity, a new study suggests.

    Income may even be a more important factor than geography, the researchers said.

    "We find very...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss is associated with higher medical costs for late middle-aged adults, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined health care use by nearly 562,000 adults between the ages of 55 and 64 who had private insurance. They found that over 18 m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with diabetes who rely on insulin to keep their blood sugar levels in check are facing sticker shock: A new study finds the price of insulin has tripled in only 10 years.

    Moreover, since 2010, per-person spending on insulin in the Unite...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic kidney disease affects nearly 14 percent of Americans and costs Medicare billions of dollars a year, a new study reveals.

    In 2013, Medicare spent $50 billion on chronic kidney disease among people 65 and older, and $31 billion on those w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans would want to know if their doctor has a troubled past, but getting that information is difficult, a new report finds.

    Thousands of practicing doctors in the United States are on probation for offenses such as sexual misconduct, d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Funding for graduate medical education (GME) for doctors-in-training needs to be changed to deal with a shortage of pediatric specialists, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in an updated policy statement.

    This sho...Full Article