Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Ethnicity impacts perceptions of mental health among black communities

October 7, 2015

When it comes to self-reported mental health among black Americans, ethnicity may play a role in how individuals perceive their status, say researchers at the University of Michigan.

General anxiety and major depressive disorders often go hand-in-hand. But when African-Americans and Afro-...

White Men Have Less Life Stress, But Are More Prone To Depression Because Of It

September 23, 2015

When people talk about the black-white health gap, they usually mean that black people have worse health outcomes than white people. And generally, that's true. On basically every measure, from childbirth to hypertension to HIV transmission rates, the black community fares worse.


Assisted Suicide Study Questions Its Use for Mentally Ill

February 10, 2016

A new study of doctor-assisted death for people with mental disorders raises questions about the practice, finding that in more than half of approved cases, people declined treatment that could have helped, and that many cited loneliness as an important reason for wanting to die.


Education May Cut Dementia Risk, Study Finds

February 11, 2016

The risk of developing dementia is decreasing for people with at least a high school education, according to an important new study that suggests that changes in lifestyle and improvements in physical health can help prevent or delay cognitive decline.

“There’s more studies suggesting...

Eliminating drug co-payments leads to savings

February 16, 2016

The U.S. wastes more than $400 billion each year treating unnecessary medical complications that could have been avoided if patients had adhered to their prescribed medications. Although medications for chronic illness are effective in combating disease, their full benefits are often not...

Why men need to worry about Zika virus

February 16, 2016

Infectious disease experts agree: Reproductively speaking, men -- not women -- have the most reason for concern after visiting a country with a large Zika outbreak.

If a man were to get Zika through a mosquito bite, he could potentially infect his sexual partner and put their unborn baby...

Post-Stroke Caregiving at Home Tops $11,000 a Year: Study

February 18, 2016

The time spent caring for an older stroke survivor in the home totals about 22 hours a week, or more than $11,000 a year, a new study finds.

Study author and IHPI member Dr. Lesli Skolarus said more than half of seniors living at home after a stroke have some kind of caregiver on hand....

Does Going to the Hospital Make You Sicker?

February 17, 2016

During a hospital stay, people usually hope to have a medical condition treated effectively so they can recover fully, go home and stay home. But it's not uncommon for a hospitalization to lead to a new health problem that's serious enough to require hospital readmission within 30 days...

Aromatase Inhibitor Use Risky for Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s

February 22, 2016

Nearly 40% of breast cancer patients in their 40s who received adjuvant chemotherapy and stopped menstruating for at least a year after chemotherapy subsequently regained ovarian function and estrogen production when they were given an aromatase inhibitor (AI), a new study shows.


What will beneficiaries gain from higher Tricare fees?

February 25, 2016

As they review the Defense Department’s latest plan to raise Tricare fees and co-pays, particularly for working-age retirees and their families, key congressional panels are asking what beneficiaries can expect in return.

On fees and co-pays, IHPI member Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, urged that...