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Downward Trend Seen in Pelvic Exams Among Younger Women

June 26, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Non-Hispanic black women in 2015 to 2017 had highest receipt of a pelvic exam in previous 12 months Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Set of Competencies for Obesity Developed for Medical Educators

June 25, 2019 A second report provides proposed standard of care for people with obesity

Smoking Confers Greatest Risk for Major Heart Attack for Women

June 25, 2019 Relative risk between men and women highest at ages 50 to 64, but highest increase seen at ages 18 to 49

Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain

June 25, 2019 Prevalence higher for those with less than high school education, low income, public insurance

Iron Intake May Not Improve Pregnancy Chances

June 25, 2019 Modest benefits seen from nonheme iron for women at risk for iron deficiency

Diabetes Outcomes Similar Regardless of Primary Provider

June 25, 2019 No difference in outcomes seen with care by physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant

Rotavirus Vaccine Led to Reduced Disease Prevalence, Season Duration

June 24, 2019 In postvaccine period, a biennial pattern emerged with alternating years of high, low disease activity

Nonchromosomal Birth Defects May Up Childhood Cancer Risk

June 24, 2019 Study identified 40 significant, specific associations between birth defects and childhood cancer

Anxiety With Type 2 Diabetes Tied to High-Cost Health Care Use

June 24, 2019 Anxiety and type 2 diabetes related to frequent visits to ED, high costs but not total hospitalization costs

Antacid Use in First Year of Life Tied to Later Fracture Risk

June 24, 2019 Findings seen among healthy infants taking proton pump inhibitors alone or with histamine H2-receptor antagonists

Suicide Risk Seen Among Older Adults Living in Long-Term Care

June 24, 2019 Mental health and well-being of older adults should be addressed in these settings, authors say

Greater Long-Term Decline in Stroke Seen Among Older Adults

June 24, 2019 Continued focus on prevention efforts needed to lower risk for midlife ischemic strokes

Geographic Patterns of COPD Similar for Smokers, Nonsmokers

June 21, 2019 Prevalence of COPD higher in southeastern and Appalachian states, regardless of smoking status

Obesity Prevalence Down in Young Children Enrolled in WIC

June 21, 2019 Prevalence decreased from 2010 to 2016 for children aged 2 through 4 enrolled in WIC

Maintaining Work During Dialysis Tied to Higher Survival

June 21, 2019 Employment rates low among patients initiating dialysis

No Change Seen in Processed Meat Consumption by U.S. Adults

June 21, 2019 During same period, mean consumption decreased for unprocessed red meat, increased for poultry