True Tales of Quarantined Socializing

March 19, 2020 ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times Digital dance raves. Streaming soundbaths. Book readings by phone. Now we’ve gotta get creative. Where once technology was thought to be the death knell of human social interaction, it is now bringing us together under quarantine. The housebound are nimbly pivoting to virtual social gatherings.…

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Social policies might not only improve economic well-being, but also health

March 19, 2020 — A comprehensive review of U.S. social policies evaluated for their health outcomes found suggestive evidence that early life, income, and health insurance interventions have the potential to improve health. Scientists have long known that “social” risk factors, like poverty, are correlated with health. However, until this study, there was little research…

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E-cigarette users had substances linked to bladder cancer in urine, review finds

CHAPEL HILL– An analysis of evidence from multiple scientific studies found six substances that have a strong link to bladder cancer in the urine of people who had used electronic cigarettes and sometimes other tobacco products, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and NYU Langone Health reported. In the study…

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Nurse practitioner clinical settings key to delivery of patient-centered care

PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2020) – It’s long been understood that care that respects and integrates the wants, needs, and preferences of patients results in higher ratings of satisfaction and improved health outcomes. Yet, several barriers still often impede the delivery of patient-centered care. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn…

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