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March 7, 2013
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  • Younger heart failure patients show less improvement in outcomes
    Heart failure patients aged 54 and younger saw the least improvement in outcomes in terms of hospitalizations, length of hospital stay and mortality rate within 30 days of admission between 2001 and 2009, a U.S. study showed. During the study period, heart failure-related hospitalizations dropped about 37% for adults aged 65 and older, compared to 13% for adults ages 18 to 44 and 16% for patients between 45 and 55. The findings appear in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Reuters (3/6)
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  • Insomnia is linked to heart failure risk in large study
    Researchers looked at data on more than 54,000 people in Norway and found that those with more than one insomnia symptom were three times as likely to develop heart failure as those with no symptoms. When anxiety and depression were accounted for, the risk was even greater. The findings were published online in the European Heart Journal. HealthDay News (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Americans eat fewer calories, but obesity persists
    Although daily energy intake dropped by 74 calories between 2003 and 2010, the obesity rate in women remained at 35% from 1999 to 2010 and increased among men from 27% to 35% in the same period, according to the CDC. Experts offer several possible explanations, including that people may not be getting sufficient exercise. The research appears in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Reuters (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Diabetes cost U.S. $245 billion in 2012, report finds
    According to a report from the American Diabetes Association, the U.S. cost of diabetes grew to $245 billion in 2012 from $174 billion in 2007. Direct medical costs in 2012 were $176 billion, and medical spending for diabetes patients was more than twice as high as for those without the condition. The findings appear in Diabetes Care. HealthDay News (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Poll: Americans back government efforts to boost health
    About 80% of Americans support government initiatives that aim to reduce childhood obesity, while 84% say the government should help diabetes patients better manage their condition, a survey in Health Affairs indicates. The survey also found that 84% said the government should make it easier to afford fruits and vegetables, 89% said children should get more lessons on the health risks of obesity, and 88% said schools should provide least 45 minutes of physical education daily for children. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)/Booster Shots blog (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HHS makes plans to publicize new health coverage options
    HHS in July plans to start advertising the availability of health insurance through public marketplaces and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility, though enrollment is not open until October and coverage would not begin until January. HHS plans to work with hospitals and community organizations to spread the word. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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