Navigation Links
Foreclosures Plunge People Into Depression
Date:8/19/2009

New U.S. study finds many also skip food and needed drugs in an effort to cut costs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The epidemic of home foreclosures is having a serious impact on Americans' health, suggests a study that looked at 250 Philadelphia homeowners facing foreclosure.

More than half of them reported being depressed, and 37 percent of them had major depression. In addition, almost 60 percent reported skipping meals because they couldn't afford food and 48 percent said they couldn't afford prescription drugs.

The study also found that for 9 percent of participants, a medical condition in their family was the primary reason for the home foreclosure, and more than 25 percent said they had significant unpaid medical bills.

"The foreclosure crisis is also a health crisis. We need to do more to ensure that if people lose their homes, they don't also lose their health," the study's lead author, Dr. Craig E. Pollack, who conducted the research while at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, said in a news release.

The financial strain of foreclosure may cause people to reduce what they consider discretionary health care spending, for such things as preventive care visits, healthy foods and drugs for chronic conditions. This can have a serious effect on long-term health, Pollack said.

He and his colleagues also found that the stress of foreclosure may lead to an increase in unhealthy behaviors. For example, 65 percent of smokers in the study said they smoked more since receiving notice of foreclosure.

The findings from Philadelphia may represent only the tip of the iceberg when compared to some other cities, Pollack said. While foreclosure filings in Philadelphia almost doubled between 2007 and 2008, other large cities have higher unemployment and foreclosure rates.

In order to reduce foreclosure-related health effects, mortgage counseling agencies and heal
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. As Medical Bills Contribute to 50% of U.S. Foreclosures, CreditFYI Shares 5 Tactics for Managing Medical Debt
2. Governor Rendell Reminds Families of Resources to Help Avoid Foreclosures, Provide Relief
3. Before You Take the Plunge ... Kessler Offers 10 Important Tips on Water Safety
4. U of Minnesota study finds confidence in food safety plunges in wake of peanut butter contamination
5. BioFit 1Y Takes the Plunge to Fill Undersea Seating Role for NOAA
6. Although Interest Rates Plunge, Credit Reporting System Prevents Many Borrowers From Seizing Opportunities
7. H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Fears -- What People Can Do to Ease Them, According to GLT Enviro
8. Cognitive behavioral therapy improves sleep and pain in people with osteoarthritis
9. Video: People With Pain, Healthcare Providers Sound Off in First-Ever Online Talk Show About Pain
10. Staph Infection May Follow People Home From Hospital
11. Inaugural Medical Device Connectivity Conference & Exhibition to Focus on Connecting Medical Devices to People, Workflow and Information Systems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Foreclosures Plunge People Into Depression
(Date:7/31/2014)... Longmont, Colo. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... snacks, has launched three new products including: a Cacao Nib ... Like all Two Moms in the Raw products, each is ... , “My family is picky, so I’m constantly working on ... our consumers more healthy and tasty choices,” said Shari Leidich, ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) announced that ... Center, Inc. (Sarah Moore HCC) has joined its family ... Sarah Moore HCC was established in 1892 as a home ... has grown and developed an excellent reputation for high-quality assisted ... has been an integral part of the Delaware community for ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Francsico, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... Sweden have published the largest study ... triage through either teledermoscopy or traditional letter referral ... that smartphone referrals via patent pending iDoc24® technology ... patients with skin cancer while potentially eliminating unnecessary ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and Riders for ... the delivery of laboratory samples and HIV-related test ... the Northern and Central Zones of Malawi. ... will establish a dependable and coordinated system to ... in health services for the more than 1.3 ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Delhi, India (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... special service for those individuals and organizations against whom ... service as ‘Remove Negative Comments Service’. , About ... said, “We have officially announced the service now, but ... get rid of negative comments for several years.” , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Two Moms in the Raw Launches Three New, Raw, Sprouted 100% Organic Snacks 2Health News:Two Moms in the Raw Launches Three New, Raw, Sprouted 100% Organic Snacks 3Health News:Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Welcomes The Sarah Moore HCC into Its Family 2Health News:Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Welcomes The Sarah Moore HCC into Its Family 3Health News:Smartphone iDoc 24 Technology Speeds Time to Diagnosis and Treatment for Skin Cancer Patients 2Health News:Smartphone iDoc 24 Technology Speeds Time to Diagnosis and Treatment for Skin Cancer Patients 3Health News:Smartphone iDoc 24 Technology Speeds Time to Diagnosis and Treatment for Skin Cancer Patients 4Health News:Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation partners with Riders for Health in Malawi 2Health News:RankingBySEO Launches a New Service ‘Remove Negative Comments’ 2
... must stop tippling if they want to recover from ... that researched the brain's capacity to regenerate.// ... provides evidence that excessive drinking for a long period ... portal EurekAlert. ,During abstinence, an alcoholic's brain ...
... and literature to spread awareness about the importance of ... including 6,000 women scholars, will be appointed to spread ... said Chaudhry Shahbaz Hussain, federal population planning minister. ... students also aware of these norms, he said. ...
... next-generation medical technology, in conjunction with MYOTECH//, LLC, ... the potential of the MYO-VAD, a cardiac support ... failure. The MYO-VAD restores cardiac output on an ... implanted in approximately three minutes. ,Researchers found ...
... Supermarket chains are recalling some brands of frozen ready meals ... Eye meals//, because of fears that they may contain small ... thousands of ready meals. ,The products came ... Group. Rye Valley foods are one of the country's biggest ...
... from the Italian court, presiding over a milestone case regarding ... paralyzed and terminally ill – who has petitioned the court ... and allow him to die. ,Italy, largely influenced ... and the case has stirred a hornet’s nest, where euthanasia ...
... cells have the ability to trace damaged tissue in the ... on mice.// ,This finding is of great interest ... the human brain, and this knowledge can be put to ... disorders such as traumatic injury. ,Dr. Chay Kuo, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Positive Animal Study on MYO-VAD, Promise for Treatment of Heart Failure 2Health News:Stem Cells In Brain Have Potential For Sensing Damage And To Repair 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014  Zacks.com announces the list of stocks ... Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks ... include the Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB - Free Report ), Gilead ... PBYI - Free Report ), AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV ... Free Report ). Today, Zacks is promoting its ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... YORK , July 31, 2014 TB ... better, faster and affordable treatments for tuberculosis (TB), announced ... Vice President, Market Access. Ms. Robertson joins the organization ... company,s business in Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern ... oversee the TB Alliance,s efforts to ensure beneficial new ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... und KISSING, Deutschland, 31. Juli ... und Distributor eines computerunterstützten („robotischen") Koloskopie-Systems für ... (Homi) Shamir , ein weltweit anerkannter Manager ... und Kontrollgremiums zum Unternehmen stößt. ... Shamir ist ein hochangesehener globaler Visionär ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Biogen, Gilead, Puma Biotechnology, AbbVie and Celgene 2The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Biogen, Gilead, Puma Biotechnology, AbbVie and Celgene 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Biogen, Gilead, Puma Biotechnology, AbbVie and Celgene 4The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Biogen, Gilead, Puma Biotechnology, AbbVie and Celgene 5The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Biogen, Gilead, Puma Biotechnology, AbbVie and Celgene 6TB Alliance Names Elana Robertson Senior Vice President, Market Access 2TB Alliance Names Elana Robertson Senior Vice President, Market Access 3invendo medical holt Nachum (Homi) Shamir in den Board of Directors des Unternehmens 2invendo medical holt Nachum (Homi) Shamir in den Board of Directors des Unternehmens 3
... 4, 2011 Bioness Inc. today ... of the FASTEST study to further examine the impact of ... drop as a result of stroke. The FASTEST study aims ... System over standard therapy with an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), and ...
... Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX ) today announced that it ... for elagolix and next-generation Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Receptor Antagonists. ... with the FDA, the outcome of which generated a $20 ... event brings the total milestones achieved by the Company in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bioness Inc. Announces Completion of Enrollment in Its FASTEST L300 Study 2Neurocrine Biosciences Receives Second Milestone Payment of $20 Million Under Abbott Collaboration Agreement 2
Hand surgery basic instrument set with round handled instruments...
Rhoton microscopic forceps, straight...
Quick release, easy to close 2" webbing and buckle. Available in teal, royal, red, purple, and maroon nylon stain-resistant fabric or navy nylon reinforced vinyl....
Velcro closures on each side to more evenly distribute the weight. Available in teal, royal, red, purple, or maroon nylon stain-resistant fabric or navy nylon reinforced vinyl....
Medicine Products: