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Cigarette Price Hike Would Provide More Gains for the Poor

Cigarette Price Hike Would Provide More Gains for the Poor

An increase in the market prices of cigarettes would provide more health and financial gains to the poorest 20% of the population.

Survey suggests physicians and Medicare skilled home health care clinicians lack interaction

About 80% of physicians seldom or never communicated with skilled home healthcare clinicians about information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services form 485 (CMS-485) or made modifications to any orders on the form.

Health burden varies significantly by state in the US

In the US Burden of Disease Report, the leading causes of death were ischemic heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Alzheimer disease, and colorectal cancer, while the leading causes of disability were low back pain, major depressive disorder, and diabetes.

Negative Affect That Lingers Tied to Health 10 Years Later

Negative Affect That Lingers Tied to Health 10 Years Later

Negative affect that lingers is associated with worse physical health outcomes almost 10 years later.

Grief Symptoms Similar in Donor vs Non-Donor Decision Families

Grief Symptoms Similar in Donor vs Non-Donor Decision Families

Families making decision not to donate relative's organs experience lower quality communication.

Psychiatric, Somatic Comorbidities Common in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Psychiatric, Somatic Comorbidities Common in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Among the somatic comorbidities evaluated were acne, type 1 diabetes, Down syndrome, hypertension, inflammatory bowel diseases, inflammatory joint diseases, metabolic syndrome, obesity, pilonidal sinus, and thyroid disorders.

Female Authors Less Likely to Be Listed as First Author in Clinical, Basic Science Journals

Female Authors Less Likely to Be Listed as First Author in Clinical, Basic Science Journals

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Female researchers still face challenges when publishing research.

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

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The Goldwater Rule has proven remarkably resilient and has not been seriously challenged for half a century — until now.

Personal Health Information Found in Recycling

Personal Health Information Found in Recycling

Personal health information and personally identifiable information was found in the recycling of 5 Canadian hospitals.

Incidence of Psychiatric Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Incidence of Psychiatric Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The incidence and prevalence of psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are higher in the rheumatoid arthritis population.

Genetic Variations Associated With Empathy Affect Psychiatric Conditions

Genetic Variations Associated With Empathy Affect Psychiatric Conditions

Genetic variations associated with empathy play a role in psychiatric conditions.

Transgender, Gender Nonbinary Medicare Beneficiaries Have Greater Disability, Mental Health Burdens

Transgender, Gender Nonbinary Medicare Beneficiaries Have Greater Disability, Mental Health Burdens

Gender minority Medicare beneficiaries such as transgender, or gender nonbinary individuals have greater disability and mental health burdens.

Do No Harm: The Clinician's Role in Reducing Structural Violence

Do No Harm: The Clinician's Role in Reducing Structural Violence

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"Structural violence" encompasses a number of harmful social policies, specifically denial of healthcare.

Policies for Childbearing, Family Leave Examined at Top US Medical Schools

Policies for Childbearing, Family Leave Examined at Top US Medical Schools

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Many medical schools provide both paternity and maternity leave in the United States.

Early Studies Often Show Exaggerated Treatment Effect in Chronic Conditions

Early Studies Often Show Exaggerated Treatment Effect in Chronic Conditions

Exaggerated treatment efficacy is common in early trials that evaluate drugs or devices to treat chronic medical conditions.

Emergency Mental Health Services During Hurricane Harvey: Challenges and Lessons

Emergency Mental Health Services During Hurricane Harvey: Challenges and Lessons

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Bipolar disorder (31.9%), depression (19.8%), schizophrenia (14.2%), and anxiety disorders (9.1%) were the most common mental health issues reported. Approximately 13% of evacuees with a mental health concern reported a history of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Healthcare Spending Trends After ACA Implementation

Healthcare Spending Trends After ACA Implementation

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Individuals under the Affordable Care Act are still experiencing a high burden of premium spending.

Barriers to Mental Health Care Associated With Differences in Race, Insurance

Barriers to Mental Health Care Associated With Differences in Race, Insurance

Among adults with serious psychological distress, whites and those with private insurance were significantly more likely than blacks to experience certain barriers to utilizing health care.

Transgender Adolescents Receive Fewer Preventive Healthcare Services

Transgender Adolescents Receive Fewer Preventive Healthcare Services

Transgender and gender nonconforming adolescents used fewer preventive health services and reported poorer health.

Positive Personal Traits Correlated With Humanities Exposure in Medical Students

Positive Personal Traits Correlated With Humanities Exposure in Medical Students

Exposure to the humanities is associated with less burnout among medical students.

Healthcare Spending Rising Despite Reduced Use of Services

Healthcare Spending Rising Despite Reduced Use of Services

According to the report, total spending per person is growing at a faster rate than in previous years, with growth of 4.6% in 2016 compared with 4.1% in 2015 and sub-3% growth from 2012 to 2014.

Best Diets 2018: Expert Rankings

Best Diets 2018: Expert Rankings

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The DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet have been ranked as joint 'Best Overall' diet.

Examining Patient Mortality: Early vs Late Adopters of Financial Incentives in US Hospitals

Examining Patient Mortality: Early vs Late Adopters of Financial Incentives in US Hospitals

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Hospitals that have been under financial incentives for more than a decade vs less than 3 years do not have lower patient mortality rates.

What the CVS/Aetna Merger Means for Primary Care

What the CVS/Aetna Merger Means for Primary Care

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Aetna will gain data on pharmaceutical usage patterns that will enable the company to carefully parse the insurance risks it takes on.

Trump Administration Provides the CDC With a List of Banned Words, Phrases

Trump Administration Provides the CDC With a List of Banned Words, Phrases

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The CDC has been informed of words that are no longer allowed to be used in documents.

Inadequate Blinding in Cannabis Therapy Clinical Trials May Overestimate Beneficial Results

Inadequate Blinding in Cannabis Therapy Clinical Trials May Overestimate Beneficial Results

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The benefits of medical cannabis may be overestimated because of inadequate blinding in trials that were done.

Design Program Encourages Health System Problem-Solving in Medical Students

Design Program Encourages Health System Problem-Solving in Medical Students

Students at Brown University are partnering with RISD to help repair health system issues.

How Many Americans Would Support a Teenager's Gender Transition?

How Many Americans Would Support a Teenager's Gender Transition?

More than half of the adults in the US said that they would be supportive if they had a teenage child who wanted to transition to the opposite gender.

FDA Examining Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

FDA Examining Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The FDA wants to make cigarettes less addictive by reducing nicotine levels.

Self-Management Intervention Application for Serious Mental Illness

Self-Management Intervention Application for Serious Mental Illness

For adults with a serious mental illness, a psychosocial self-management intervention can be adapted for a smartphone app.

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