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Johnny Reynolds ignored diabetes symptoms and put off going to the doctor for years when he didn't have health insurance. He was afraid he couldn't afford treatment.
March 23, 2015 Researchers say their study suggests that more diabetes is being detected in particular states because, thanks to Medicaid, more poor people have access to screening and care.
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A patch of psoriasis on an elbow.
January 8, 2015 People with the autoimmune disease psoriasis can need a lot of medical care and can miss a lot of work. A review adds up the big-dollar cost of a disease that often flies under the radar.
Patients who had suffered heart attacks rest while being observed in the emergency room of a heart hospital in Beijing in 2011.
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June 23, 2014 There's been a quadrupling of hospitalizations for heart attacks in China since 2001. An in-depth look finds improvements in some heart attack care and significant quality gaps for others.
Gaining a few more years of healthy life would be great for individuals, but expensive for Medicare, researchers say.
October 7, 2013 There's the war on cancer and the war on heart disease. But investing in delaying the aging process may have a better payoff, economists say. Adding two years of healthy living to lifespans would result in $7 trillion in benefits over 50 years, an analysis says. But Medicare and Social Security would cost more, too.
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Percentage of deaths each year due to neonatal disorders around the globe.
Courtesy of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
September 4, 2013 The pattern of illness around the world is changing much faster than researchers expected, a series of report finds. The leading causes of death and disability have changed from communicable diseases in children to chronic problems in adults, including diabetes and mental illness.
Students paste red ribbons on a window to mark World AIDS Day in Nanjing, China, in 2006. Although many infectious diseases have declined in the country, the number of new HIV cases nearly quadrupled between 2007 and 2011.
June 6, 2013 China's rapid economic expansion has led to dramatic improvement in the country's health, an analysis finds. But as China beats back the plagues of poverty, like pneumonia and measles, many chronic health problems found in the developed world are cropping up.
Health researchers say the proportion of people in their late 40s to 60s with diabetes, hypertension or obesity has increased over the past two decades.
February 4, 2013 Many of them have cut out smoking, and rates of heart attack and emphysema have declined. But baby boomers are burdened with diabetes, hypertension and many other chronic conditions. Researchers say too little exercise and a rise in obesity threaten baby boomers' golden years.
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