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Prevalence of Alzheimer’s, Related Dementia Set to Double

September 21, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Alzheimer's disease and related dementias burden is expected to increase to 3.3 percent in 2060 Read article


Combo Physical, Mental Activity Prevents Cognitive Decline

September 20, 2018 Benefits seen were greater than for social interaction alone in older black population

Pediatricians Have Role in Supporting Transgender Youth

September 19, 2018 Recommendations developed for comprehensive care for youth identifying as transgender, gender diverse

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Gains in Insurance Coverage

September 19, 2018 But no corresponding increase in treatment of substance use disorders among low-income adults

Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent

September 19, 2018 Levels of insufficient physical activity stable between 2001, 2016; increase seen in high-income countries

Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically

September 19, 2018 Most commonly observed types of PHI sent are referrals, laboratory results, medication lists

20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications

September 19, 2018 8.2 percent of concurrent users of prescription meds at risk for potentially major drug-drug interactions

Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated

September 19, 2018 Incomplete death certificates led to under-reporting of 70,000 likely opioid deaths

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

September 18, 2018 Scribes lower EHR documentation burden for doctors and increase time spent interacting with patients

Many Middle, High Schoolers Report E-Cigarette Cannabis Use

September 18, 2018 Use is higher among males, current users of e-cigarettes or other tobacco products

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

September 18, 2018 Expected price increase 20 percent for all drugs after shortage versus 9 percent in absence of shortage

Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor

September 18, 2018 Half of trials on European Union Clinical Trials Register are non-compliant with requirements

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage

September 17, 2018 But AHPs may undermine ACA marketplace, as they are not required to comply with ACA regulations

CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors

September 14, 2018 Bisexual females, 'not sure' males have higher prevalence of many sexual risk behaviors

Many Older Adults Transition to Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use

September 14, 2018 Factors linked to long-term use include white race, days in index prescription, poor sleep quality

Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making

September 14, 2018 Docs should provide risks of both having treatment and not having treatment to minimize loss aversion