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Lesbians more likely to be overweight than straight women, study finds

The authors of the study say sexual identity should be considered as a “social determinant of health”. Lesbians more likely to be overweight than straight women, study finds Independent.ie Lesbian and bisexual women are at greater risk of being overweight than heterosexual women, research suggests. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/lesbians-more-likely-to-be-overweight-than-straight-women-study-finds-37839086.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37839115.ece/93738/AUTOCROP/h342/new.PNG Email Lesbian and bisexual women are at greater… Read More »

Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »

EDs could save $8.3B annually with better primary care, study finds

Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »