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July 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Although the number of patients admitted to the hospital with concurrent diagnoses of alcohol and drug addiction (ADAA) rose, as did the costs associated with these hospitalizations, U.S. spending on ADAA treatment fell. Medicaid and Medicare bore the brunt of this spending, paying for 70 percent of hospitalizations with a concurrent ADAA diagnosis.
April 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The study's objective focused on the experience of Hurricane Katrina's evacuees to better understand factors influencing evacuation decisions in impoverished, mainly minority communities that were most severely affected by the disaster.
October 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents has reached epidemic proportions: 11.5 percent among children age 2-5 years, 17.7 percent among children age 6-11 years and 17.3 percent among children age 12-19 years. Moreover, research h ...
January 1, 2005 | Journal Article
Disturbed sleep is a common complaint and has been associated with a variety of health problems. This article seeks to uncover the role alcohol may play in sleep disorders. The authors undertake a qualitative review of 107 studies that examine the r ...
June 1, 2005 | Journal Article
For more than a decade, public health practitioners have been influenced by the work of Daniel Beauchamp who argued that the ethic of public health is social justice and that public health problems go far beyond individual factors. Opposing this vie ...
September 1, 2005 | Journal Article
Pharmacotherapies for smoking reduction and cessation can play a vital role in helping individuals quit smoking. This article summarizes the current rates of smoking and smoking-related disease in the United States, outlines the projected benefits o ...
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the trade-offs between the city-level and neighborhood-based approaches, looking at the Urban Health Initiative aimed at improving the health and safety of children, as a specific case study.
September 1, 2003 | Journal Article
Screening for Drug and Alcohol Risk
May 1, 2001 | Journal Article
Unless the nations of the world act, within a generation as many as 10 million people per year will die from tobacco use.
March 7, 2006 | News Release
Survey shows female college students drink more and often on spring break trips.