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Sexual Minorities Have Lower Health-Related Quality of Life

Sexual Minorities Have Lower Health-Related Quality of Life

Sexual minority women and men are more likely to be unemployed and uninsured and have worse health-related quality of life than heterosexual individuals.

Military-Civilian Trauma System Partnership Developed

Military-Civilian Trauma System Partnership Developed

A growing partnership between the Military Health System and permanent civilian trauma institutions is being fostered.

Insurance Status Tied to Higher Self-Perceived Poor/Fair Health

Insurance Status Tied to Higher Self-Perceived Poor/Fair Health

Underinsured and never insured adults more likely to report poor/fair health.

Few Older Homeless Adults Make Advance Care Plans

Few Older Homeless Adults Make Advance Care Plans

Most have potential surrogates for decision making but have not discussed or documented their wishes for advance care planning.

HerbList App Launched Provides Information on Herbal Products

HerbList App Launched Provides Information on Herbal Products

The National Institutes of Health's NCCIH has announced the launch of an app for easy access to research-based information on the safety and effectiveness of herbal products.

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

A new policy opposing lockout provisions that block Medicaid patients from the program for lengthy periods was adopted by the AMA House of Delegates.

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Additional codes have been approved by the CPT Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations.

Unsheltered Homeless Have High Mortality Rates

Unsheltered Homeless Have High Mortality Rates

Mortality rates for unsheltered homeless adults are higher than those for the general adult population and sheltered homeless adults.

Female Internists Consistently Earn Less Than Men

Female Internists Consistently Earn Less Than Men

Female internists earn less than men, across many demographic and employment indicators.

Many Youths Believe Gun Control Would Decrease Mass Shootings

Many Youths Believe Gun Control Would Decrease Mass Shootings

Most youths in a recent survey support the right to own guns, but the majority believe that gun control laws would reduce mass shootings.

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

There is considerable variation in specialty drug coverage across commercial health plans.

<i>Health Affairs</i> Announces Launch of New 3-Year Initiative to Examine US Healthcare Spending

Health Affairs Announces Launch of New 3-Year Initiative to Examine US Healthcare Spending

The council will examine health care spending in the US and provide a focal point for discussion, analysis, and action on health care spending and values.

Odds of Death Up With Medium, Large-Caliber Firearms

Odds of Death Up With Medium, Large-Caliber Firearms

There is a correlation for firearm caliber with likelihood of death from gunshot wounds.

Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage

Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage

In order to achieve universal health coverage, stakeholders must focus on the quality of health services.

Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains

Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains

Four strategies were presented to help physicians make personal and professional gains.

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

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Sound healing — a meditation technique that focuses on the power of sound — may offer a solution to physician burnout.

Insurers May Be Underpaying Physicians

Insurers May Be Underpaying Physicians

Insurance companies sometimes underpay physicians the contracted amount for a service or procedure.

Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment

Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment

Medical institutions and organizations need to ensure there are proactive interventions to transform the workplace in order to address sexual harassment and discrimination.

Details of Montreal Cognitive Assessment Widely Publicized After President Donald Trump's Evaluation

Details of Montreal Cognitive Assessment Widely Publicized After President Donald Trump's Evaluation

Many published news articles included details of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in association with President Trump, some of which invited readers to self-administer the test.

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Embezzlement occurs frequently in medical practices and steps should be taken to prevent it.

Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion

Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion

Coverage rates and access to care are significantly higher in states with Medicaid expansion, compared with non-expansion states.

Mental Health Organizations Urge Administration to Stop Separating Parents and Children at US Border

Mental Health Organizations Urge Administration to Stop Separating Parents and Children at US Border

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Citing the high degree of stress and possible lifelong trauma children can experience as the result of a forced separation, the mental health organizations noted that the policy could result in an increased risk for many mental illnesses.

Mental Health No Different for Offspring of Lesbian Parents

Mental Health No Different for Offspring of Lesbian Parents

Mental health does not differ significantly between offspring with sexual minority parents from the community-based National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study and a matched normative population-based sample.

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

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The FDA has released new guidance for drug developers that could potentially lead to the approval of a wider range of nonprescription drug products.

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician burnout, fatigue, and work-unit safety grades are independently associated with medical errors.

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant Not HIPAA Compliant

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant Not HIPAA Compliant

Virtual assistant programs like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are not yet in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

Wellness Vacations Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle During Travel

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Wellness travel comes in many forms: from coastal bike rides to weeklong workout programs with celebrity trainers.

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences.

Mothers' Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Drop in Offspring Obesity

Mothers' Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Drop in Offspring Obesity

Adherence to a healthy lifestyle among mothers during their offspring's childhood is associated with reduced risk of childhood obesity.

Parental Incarceration Linked to Unhealthy Behaviors in Teens

Parental Incarceration Linked to Unhealthy Behaviors in Teens

Parental incarceration is associated with lower healthcare use and unhealthy behaviors among adolescents and young adults.

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