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The health haves and have nots

New study on county-by-county cancer deaths highlights significant health disparities across the nation

Jan. 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study by public health researchers at the UW shows cancer mortality rates have dropped 20 percent in the last 35 years. But some counties had significantly higher death rates than others. The lead author and a Fred Hutch health disparities expert explain why.

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Little tweaks that pack a healthy punch

Looking for a new year reset? These small steps can make a big difference when it comes to your overall health

Jan. 3, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Getting back on track after a tough year is a little easier when you're surrounded by an entire division full of crackerjack public health researchers. Fred Hutch writer Diane Mapes shares a few small steps that can make a big impact on your health in the new year.

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SmartQuit 2.0 helps twice as many smokers cut habit, study finds

Smoking-cessation app developed via Fred Hutch research also helped three quarters of trial users reduce smoking habit

Nov. 17, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

A smoking-cessation app developed through Fred Hutch research helped 21 percent of study users quit cigarettes — a success rate nearly three times higher than other methods.

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State-by-state stats on smoking deaths

Southern states, particularly those in Big Tobacco’s shadow, show higher percentage of cancer deaths due to cigarettes

Oct. 24, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study published today by the American Cancer Society provides a state-by-state breakdown of smoking-related cancer deaths in the U.S. Fred Hutch weighs in on this first-of-a-kind report.

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U.S. public health funding steadily falling, new study shows

$40 billion loss of funds since 2009 — and it’s already making a difference to our health, say Fred Hutch experts

Nov. 12, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study has determined that public health funding, which drives efforts like disease prevention and immunization services, has steadily declined since 2002. Fred Hutch experts weigh in on how this disturbing drop has already harmed our health.

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Smoking stigma can backfire, hurt efforts to quit

A new study reinforces the case for a new kind of smoking control strategy

Nov. 2, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Public health campaigns that stigmatize smoking can backfire, according to a study published Monday, leading some people to become so angry and defensive that they refuse to quit and others feeling so bad about themselves that they give up trying.

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