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Immigrants cost the health care system less than US-born Americans: Study

Immigrants cost the health care system less than US-born Americans: Study

Health
Slightly over half of Americans — 52 percent — believe that immigrants are a financial burden on the U.S. healthcare system, and two thirds believe that undocumented immigrants should not be eligible for social services provided by state and local governments. A study published Thursday in the International Journal of Health Services finds that immigrants actually use far less healthcare resources than non-immigrants, and may actually subsidize the health care of U.S. citizens. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University assessed all peer-reviewed studies since 2000 related to healthcare costs by immigrants in the United States. The authors found that across all age groups, immigrants’ overall healthcare costs were one-half to two-thirds those of people ...
Expectation to check work email after hours is hurting our health and relationships

Expectation to check work email after hours is hurting our health and relationships

Health
Being expected to check work email during non-work hours is making employees, as well as their significant others, experience higher levels of anxiety, a study shows. Researchers from Virginia Tech surveyed 108 employees working at least 30 hours per week, 138 significant others and 105 managers and found that the sheer expectation of monitoring work email, rather than the amount of time spent doing so, led to increased anxiety in both employees and their significant others. "Some employees admitted to monitoring their work email from every hour to every few minutes, which resulted in higher levels of anxiety and conflict between spouses," co-author William Becker, an associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business, told ABC News. Significant others also reported d...
Doctors continue to link screen time to poor health in children

Doctors continue to link screen time to poor health in children

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According to a new scientific advisory statement release by the American Heart Association, time spent on "screens" (computers, phones, tablets, video games, television and other outlets) is associated with increased hours of inactivity in children and teens, which has long been associated with poor cardiovascular health and obesity. "The nature of screen time has dramatically changed – while watching television has gone down, overall screen time has gone up. We wanted to see how that would influence patterns of sedentary behavior. Even though we have new screen-based recreational devices now, we are just as sedentary," Tracie Barnett, PhD, an epidemiologist specializing in pediatric obesity and a lead author of the advisory, told ABC News. What age spends the most time on screens...
Health official who urged abstinence says views have changed

Health official who urged abstinence says views have changed

Health
The head of the nation's top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. This week, in one of his first media interviews since taking office, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. said his views have changed. "I think the data is just clear that these strategies work. When you see evidence that these strategies work, you need to embrace them," said Redfield, director of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Redfield, 66, rose to prominence as a top researcher into the emerging AIDS epidemic. He has earned praise for his extensive experience treating HIV patients as well as drug addicts. But he also made headlines more than two decades ago when he was scrutinized for overstating the effective...

Health Care Sector Update for 06/22/2018: PDCO,MDT,RCKT

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Top Health Care StocksTop Health Care Stocks JNJ 1 38 JNJ 1 38 PFE 0 59 PFE 0 59 ABT 0 78 ABT 0 78 MRK 0 87 MRK 0 87 AMGN 0 16 AMGN 0 16 Health care stocks were mostly higher Friday including a more than 0 8 gain for the NYSE Health Care Index in recent trading Shares of Latest Articles in