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The Ebola epidemic that ravaged Liberia took a heavy toll on the country’s medical ranks, leaving the West African nation with one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in...
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Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a heart attack—also known as an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)–making heart disease the number one killer in America...
Yale School of Medicine has been awarded two grants by the World Bank and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support and strengthen medical...
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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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