New research reveals a connection between bullied youth thought to be gay and depressed mood. This study of thousands of Washington youth highlights the prevalence of bullying and stresses the importance of bullying prevention.
Teenagers want to be healthy, but millions of them — roughly one-third of U.S. teens — miss their annual health checkups.
Every year, the County Health Rankings grades the health of Americans living in nearly every U.S. county. The fourth-annual report shows the good — and the bad.
The skin cancer risks associated with tanning are well known, and many people are aware that lung cancer can result from smoking. New research from the American Journal of Public Health, however, highlights the cancer risks associated with alcohol use.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation calls it “the revolving door syndrome.” In the U.S., one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital is readmitted in 30 days, largely because four out of every five patients have no direct communication with their doctors after leaving the hospital.
Data released Wednesday by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, or ACS CAN, indicates that most registered voters want their states to accept federal Medicaid funding, despite the danger of future state spending increases.
The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest.
While the effects of alcohol abuse are well known, “binge drinking is an important and under-recognized women’s health issue,” according to Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The research of Wight, LeBlanc and Badgett investigates associations between same-sex marriage and various health outcomes. Featured in the February 2013 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, one of their latest studies finds associations between psychological well-being and same-sex marriage. Public Health Newswire asked Wight more about their findings.
According to new research from the American Journal of Public Health, high cigarette prices and prevention programs could be the key to fewer high school smokers.
The 2012 edition of America’s Health Rankings out today reports that advances are helping Americans live longer, but their quality of life is suffering due to preventable illness and unhealthy behaviors.