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New Evidence Undermines The Entire Premise Of Anti-Abortion Laws

As the Supreme Court deliberates over one of the most critical abortion rights cases of the last several decades, a newly-published study has revealed findings with profound implications for the abortion debate as a whole: In contrast to what abortion opponents claim, recent reductions in the U.S. abortion rate are attributable almost entirely to a … Continue reading

Unintended Pregnancy Plunges To Lowest Rate In 30 Years, Thanks To IUDs

A new study finds that the unintended pregnancy rate in the United States declined by 18 percent between 2008 and 2011, falling to the lowest rate in more than three decades. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, attributes the dramatic decline in unintended pregnancies to the increasing use of long-acting reversible … Continue reading

For The First Time Ever, Daily Aspirin Is Being Recommended To Fight Cancer

Taking a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent both cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in some groups of adults, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined. In a draft report published Monday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — an independent advisory panel of medical experts — concluded that there is now … Continue reading

STUDY: Half Of Premature Colorectal Cancer Deaths Due To Racial And Socioeconomic Inequalities

Half of all premature deaths from colorectal cancer — described as deaths in people ages 25 to 64 — in the United States are linked to racial and socioeconomic inequalities, and therefore could be prevented, according to a new study by American Cancer Society researchers. The report, which appears in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, … Continue reading

Millions Of Children Are Not Getting Recommended Preventive Care, New CDC Report Shows

Millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Supplement. Clinical preventive services include various forms of important medical or dental care that support healthy … Continue reading

CDC: Half Of All American Adults Have A Chronic Disease

Half of all adults in the US have at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in The Lancet. The paper – part of a new series in the journal, ‘The Health of Americans’ – says the proportion … Continue reading

Millions Of People Have Gained Access To Health Care, But Republicans Still Say Obamacare Is Worse Than 9/11, Slavery, And The Holocaust

Nine months after the official rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), things are looking pretty good for the new health care law. In total, counting those who signed up for coverage via the state exchanges, healthcare.gov, and the Medicaid expansion, an estimated 17.2 million people have gained access to health insurance under the law. The percentage of … Continue reading

The Hidden Benefits Of The Affordable Care Act — And How They Could Change The Modern Face Of Health Care

President Barack Obama’s health care reform law will spend more than $1 trillion over the next decade to extend health coverage to millions of people — and about $20 billion actually trying to make us healthier. The money supporting these initiatives is tucked inside the Affordable Care Act in the form of the Prevention and … Continue reading

Health Policy Research Roundup: Six New Reports From The Health Care Industry

With the Affordable Care Act now in full swing, health policy research has kicked into overdrive. Here are six reports released last week that provide insight into the diverse industry of health care: Health Affairs: Seeking Lower Prices Where Providers Are Consolidated: An Examination Of Market And Policy Strategies 
 The ongoing consolidation between and … Continue reading

New Survey Shows Many Women Still Unaware Of How The Affordable Care Act Helps Them

Historically, women have not had equal access to essential health coverage and care. Women have been charged higher insurance premiums than men simply because they are women. And they’ve had no guarantee that the health coverage they purchase will cover the women’s health services that they need. The Affordable Care Act is one of the … Continue reading

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