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A new Yale study has identified community-level factors that may play a role in lowering obesity rates. The study, which was an outgrowth of a larger initiative by the Robert...
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The federal program that provides food and other services to low-income mothers, pregnant women and young children, known as WIC, can have a big impact on participants’...
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Adult obesity rates in the United States have reached epidemic proportions, with one in four people considered obese. Yet, obesity rates vary considerably across states and...
One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act is to focus more on population health. With millions more people insured, the assumption is that governments could devote more...
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The United States spends more on health care than any other developed nation, yet a recent study suggests social services could have a greater impact on health outcomes. In a...
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States that spend more money on social services and public health programs relative to medical care have much healthier residents than states that don’t, a study out today by...
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Higher spending on social services and public health, relative to Medicare and Medicaid outlays, is correlated with better health outcomes, according to a new study published...

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