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Mental Stress-Induced Myocardial Ischemia Risk Up for Women

Peripheral vasoconstriction, microvascular dysfunction may affect MSIMI risk in women only

Chronic Opioid Users May Wish to Taper Opioid Use

In study completers, median morphine equivalent daily dose fell from 288 mg to 150 mg in four months

Prenatal Valproate Exposure May Impact School Performance

Significant decrease in school performance for offspring exposed to valproate versus lamotrigine

All Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Mortality in Older Men

Similarly beneficial effect for accumulation of activity in bouts of ≥10 minutes, sporadic minutes

In A-Fib Patients, Stroke Risk Higher for Blacks Than Whites

Higher risk of ischemic stroke seen before, after atrial fibrillation diagnosis compared with whites

Treatment Model Linked to Drop in Post-Incarceration Overdoses

Introduction of model to treat opioid use disorder tied to drop in overdose deaths after incarceration

Accelerated Lung Function Decline for Women Who Clean

Faster decline in women responsible for cleaning at home, occupational cleaners, but not for men

Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses Predominate 2017-2018 Season

Vaccine effectiveness estimated at 25 percent against A(H3N2)

Follow-Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance

Rotating Night Shift Work Tied to Increased Odds of T2DM

Working more night shifts per month linked to increased odds of type 2 diabetes

Treatment Initiation for Depression Low in Primary Care

Minorities and elderly more unlikely to start depression treatment in the primary care setting

Short Stature in Childhood Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Increased risk seen for ischemic stroke in both sexes, intracerebral hemorrhage in men

Rise in Use of Antihypertensives in Delivery With Preeclampsia

Treatment trend associated with decreased risk of maternal stroke over same time period

AAP, POSNA Release 5 Pediatric Orthopedic Recommendations

Five tests/procedures often inappropriately ordered highlighted as part of Choosing Wisely campaign

Increased Premature Mortality Risk Seen for Single Fathers

Risk factors in single dads linked to a higher adjusted mortality risk vs. single mothers, partnered fathers

Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Increased Overall Cancer Risk

10% increase in proportions of ultra-processed foods tied to >10% higher breast and overall cancer risk

Many in Oregon View Alcohol As More Harmful Than Marijuana

In survey, 52.5 percent called alcohol more harmful, 40 percent considered the two equally harmful

Patients Want Physicians to Have Greater Connectivity

Most patients want greater connectivity, online tools, convenience via SMS, and more time with doctors

Higher Biopsy Rates for Women Undergoing Screening Breast MRI

Lower cancer yield compared to mammography alone for women with, without personal history of cancer

Kidney Stone Incidence Increased Between 1984 and 2012

The increase included both symptomatic and asymptomatic kidney stones

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