Expensive drug driving up Medicare expenditures without evidence of greater efficacy

Medicare spent more than $1 billion over a five-year period on a high-priced drug that has not been proven more effective for a collection of inflammatory conditions than much less expensive corticosteroids, research by the OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy shows.

Self-identifying as disabled and developing pride in disability aid overall well-being

Experiencing stigma, the severity of a disability and a person’s age and income level help determine whether someone with an impairment considers themselves to be a person with a disability, and experiencing stigma predicts whether those individuals will ultimately develop disability pride, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Coordinated care organizations lead to more timely prenatal care

Pregnant women on Medicaid are more likely to receive timely prenatal care following Oregon’s implementation of coordinated care organizations, or CCOs, a new study has shown.

New findings suggest a genetic influence on aging into the 90s but not beyond

Variants of a gene thought to be linked to longevity appear to influence aging into the 90s, but do not appear to affect exceptional longevity, or aging over 100, a new study has found.

Enrollment in early intervention services may be influenced by type of administering agency

Many eligible children do not enroll in services to improve cognitive, behavioral and physical skills under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act,  and the rates of enrollment vary in part by which agency at the state level is leading the program.

Social emotional learning interventions show promise, warrant further study

Developing a child’s social and emotional learning skills in early childhood is seen as a key to the child’s success in school, but researchers are still working to understand which interventions most effectively boost those skills.

Study: The family dog could help boost physical activity for kids with disabilities

The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

Nutrient offers hope to stop deadly march toward cirrhosis, liver cancer

A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance to avoid serious liver damage.

Diversity within Latino population may require more nuanced public health approaches

Public health approaches may need to be tailored based on needs of the diverse groups within the Latino population, new research from Oregon State University indicates.

Accepting and adapting are keys to sustaining a career after acquired hearing loss

For adults who acquire severe hearing loss, accepting and adapting to the loss play key roles in sustaining a career and thriving in the workplace.

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