Health

Quitting Smoking Can Increase Weight More Than We Thought

Obesity is a growing health problem in the United States with prevalence rates rising from 13 percent in the 1960s...

Healthy Habits: Using Behavioral Science in Health Policy

Encouraging healthy behaviors is a significant policy challenge because efforts to spark conversation around a health topic often fail to...

Is Training Informal Healthcare Providers The Solution to India’s Doctor Shortage?

India, like other developing countries, is struggling with a scarcity of formally trained medical professionals, especially in rural and isolated...

U.S. DEA Report Indicates Tripling of Heroin Consumption Over Seven Years

Heroin consumption in the United States nearly tripled between 2007 and 2014, and it is now the cause of 10,000...

Expanded Medicaid Eligibility Reduces Debt for Low-Income Individuals

In 2009, when President Obama placed healthcare at the top of his agenda, the weight of healthcare costs on individuals...

Born Last: How Birth Order Affects Childhood Outcomes

Economic theory holds up competition as an ideal way for society to allocate limited resources. Although competition is often discussed...

Triumphs, Challenges, and Lessons Learned from US Health Care Reform: A Rigorous Reflection by President Barack Obama

This is the first piece celebrating the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to learn more about the series from...

Is Patient Activation the Answer? Engaged Patients Could Yield Lower Costs for Hospitals

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are growing rapidly in the United States because of new pay-for-performance incentives under the Affordable Care...

Can Comments Improve Care? How Yelp Reviews Can Help Patients and Providers Understand Experiences of Hospital Care

Recently, there has been an increased focus on improving patient satisfaction in health care. Patient experience is one of the...

Does Access to School-Based Healthcare Reduce Teen Birth Rates and Lead to More High School Completion?

Research suggests that school-based healthcare reduces teen fertility, but does not substantially reduce high school dropout rates.

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