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Explaining differences in individuals’ health: a new theory

This blog post discusses a new way to understand the relationship between a person’s socioeconomic status and their health and longevity.

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The Trump Administration Side-Stepped Rulemaking Processes on the ACA’s State Innovation Waivers— And it Could Make Their New Section 1332 Guidance Invalid

If the 2018 guidance is in fact a legislative, rather than interpretative, rule, then the agencies’ attempt to adopt it without notice and comment is impermissible, and that may have significant implications for future litigation. (more…)

Most Hospitals Receive Failing Score in at Least One Quality Dimension of Their Community Health Needs Assessment

Neeraj Sood, Vivek Shah, and Rebecca Li used Community Health Needs Assessments produced by a representative sample of California Hospitals in 2016 to understand how well California nonprofit hospitals were doing in preparing quality CHNAs.  (more…)

Education Can Reduce Genetic Association with Obesity

A USC study finds that an extra year of education can influence whether or not someone becomes obese, especially among those at higher risk of obesity.

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Pain Relief Without Pills

CESR researcher Joan Broderick Trains Health Care Providers on a Successful, Non-Pharma Approach for Patients to Manage Their Chronic Pain that may help stem American’s opioid crisis.

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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 41

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. (more…)

Incontinence affects more than 200m people worldwide, so why isn’t more being done to find a cure?

Urinary incontinence affects millions of people worldwide. This post discusses the state of research on prevention and treatment of the condition.

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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 40

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. (more…)

Reductions in Mid-Life Diabetes, Hypertension Increase Future Number of Americans with Dementia

Using large data sets and dynamic modeling, researchers find that improving cardiovascular health at middle and older ages is not enough to slow the growth in the number of older Americans with dementia further underscoring the need for treatment innovations that will delay or prevent dementia.   (more…)

The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 39

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. (more…)

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