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Adults experiencing mental illness have higher rates of certain chronic physical illnesses
Higher rates of high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke associated with experiencing a serious mental illnesses in the past year
From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) media release:
The report entitled, Physical Health Conditions among Adults with Mental Illnesses is based on SAMHSA's 2008-2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data. NSDUH is an annual nationally representative survey of the U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population aged 12 or older.
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Getting enough sleep could help prevent type 2 diabetesExtending the hours of sleep can improve men use insulin more effectively, thereby reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes
Study examines impact of workplace, financial stress on health behavioursStudies highlight the negative impact workplace and financial stress can have on health behaviours
Study suggests higher-activity jobs tied to sleep extremesWorkers in jobs that are more physically demanding tend to be either shorter sleepers (fewer than 6 hours a night) or longer sleepers (longer than 9 hours)
Depression indicators predict work disabilty more than disease activity or response to therapyFocus on well-being could keep patients with arthritis in workforce, when a single depression statement identified those patients more likely to request disability pension
Universal paid sick leave reduces spread of fluUniversal access to paid sick days would reduce flu cases in the workplace by nearly 6% and estimated it to be more effective for small, compared to large, workplaces
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