Dr. Ruth White, MPH

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While HIV diagnoses dropped significantly over the past decade in the United States, blacks with HIV are less likely than whites or Hispanics to receive routine, ongoing care, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    From ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Marriage & Family Therapy:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Posting too many "selfies" on social media might lead to serious problems with your romantic partner, according to a new study.

    Researchers conducted an online survey of 420 users of the social media site Instagram. The users were aged 18 to 62. Th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplant Surgery:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes are shrinking, new research indicates.

    Previous studies had shown that black patients who received kidney transplants had worse outcomes compared with white patients. But a new analysis of roughly ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drop-in centers can play a major role in helping homeless youth get housing, jobs and find stability, a new study suggests.

    "Many kids won't go to shelters because they're hiding on the street. They're avoiding the service system because they've be...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology):

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with low incomes who are diagnosed with esophageal cancer don't survive as long as whites with the disease, a new study finds.

    "In lower socioeconomic groups, outcomes for esophageal cancer vary by race, but not in higher socioeconomic gro...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- American women living in states with high rates of gun ownership are more likely to be shot and killed by someone they know than those residing in states with fewer firearms, a new study finds.

    Boston University researchers examined state-speci...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Family and friends of people who commit suicide are at high risk for attempted suicide themselves, a new British study finds.

    "Our results highlight the profound impact that suicide might have on friends and family members," study author Alexandr...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are especially vulnerable to hypothermia during cold weather because their body's response to the cold can be affected by age, medication or medical condition.

    Signs of hypothermia -- a core body temperature below 95 degrees Fahrenheit ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer rates in Appalachia remain higher than in other parts of the United States, but that gap is shrinking, a new study shows.

    Reasons for the higher cancer rates in Appalachia -- which extends from parts of New York to Mississippi -- include...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of children with food allergies say doctors did not discuss emergency care for their youngsters, a new study finds.

    It's crucial that parents have a written emergency plan for home and school, the study authors said.

    "This is...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests.

    In fact, patients suffering from colon, prostate or thyroid cancers who...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and healthy nutrition can be hard to come by at U.S. schools that serve mainly Hispanic students, according to a new report.

    This increases kids' risk of obesity, researchers say.

    "Healthy school environments are paramount for the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Helping smokers quit may be as easy as mailing them free nicotine-replacement patches, even in the absence of counseling or other support, a new Canadian study shows.

    The finding didn't surprise one expert in lung healt...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe living close to a large supermarket can help obese children slim down, new research suggests.

    "Children enrolled in an obesity intervention program who lived closer to a supermarket decreased their body mass index (BMI) and increased their...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New survey results suggest that teenagers who go to tanning salons are more likely to smoke, drink and use illegal drugs and steroids.

    The findings, from Colorado, don't prove that indoor tanning prompts risky choices about drugs, alcohol and s...Full Article