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Food as medicine gets a test-drive in California

Food as medicine gets a test-drive in California

The Ceres Community Project is part of an ambitious, state-funded study to test whether providing daily nutritious meals to chronically ill, low-income people on California’s version of Medicaid will affect their prognosis and treatment, or the cost of their medical care.

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Women With Breast Cancer Delay Care When Faced With High Deductibles

When Pam Leonard felt a lump in her breast last November, she hesitated, debating whether to get testing to see if she had cancer.

She thought of her insurance policy, which carries a deductible of $2,600. She knew she would also have to spend as much as $5,700 on medical bills that would not be covered by an individual policy she bought under the Affordable Care Act. “I went back and forth for a couple of weeks,” Ms. Leonard recalled.

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Traffic-related pollution linked to risk of asthma in children

New research suggests that long-term exposure to traffic-related pollution significantly increases the risk of pediatric asthma, especially in early childhood. Children living within a football field's length of major roadways had nearly three times the odds of pediatric asthma compared to children who lived four times farther away.

Diabetes Diagnosis 'Silver Lining'? Other Family Members' Health May Improve

Diabetes Diagnosis 'Silver Lining'? Other Family Members' Health May Improve

When someone is diagnosed with diabetes, other family members seem more likely to adopt health lifestyle changes, too.

Bariatric bypass proves worth for young diabetics, study shows

Bariatric bypass proves worth for young diabetics, study shows

A new HealthPartners study is helping to address a quandry for doctors treating obesity and diabetes--when to turn patients to bariatric weight-loss surgery and when to keep them focused on diet, exercise and medication.

Diet and Exercise May Stem Weight Gain of Pregnancy, but Should Begin Early

Diet and Exercise May Stem Weight Gain of Pregnancy, but Should Begin Early

Overweight women limited their weight gain with a diet and excercise program during pregnancy, but it did not lower their rate of complications like gestational diabetes.