Healthy Heart Score performed moderately well in assessing cardiovascular disease risk in young adults

1. The Healthy Heart Score (HHS), a tool normally used in older populations to predict the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular events, was moderately successful...

Multicomponent intervention linked to improved guideline adherence in long-term opioid therapy

1. In this cluster-randomized trial targeting primary care clinicians (PCC) treating patients with long-term opioid therapy in safety-net practices, a multicomponent intervention increased guideline...

Father loss associated with shorter child telomere length

1. Any father loss, or loss of father by death, separation and/or divorce, or incarceration was associated with a significant reduction in telomere length...

As incidence of pediatric ATV-related injuries decreases, mortality remains stable

1. While the mean incidence of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related injuries in children <18 years decreased from 2009-2014 as compared to 2004-2008, the mean mortality...

Electrocardiograms following annual health visit are common despite being low yield

1. Electrocardiograms (ECGs) are performed commonly following annual health visits in low risk patients but with substantial variation between practices and physicians. 2. Patients for...

Improvement in diet quality linked to decreased all-cause mortality

1. Dietary quality, scored against three well validated dietary rubrics, as well as all-cause mortality were tracked in a large cohort of patients for...

Physician reimbursement similar across Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare plans

1. Medicare advantage and traditional Medicare physician reimbursement are relatively similar across physician services. 2. Medicare Advantage plans, however, have lower prices than traditional Medicare...

Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to childhood obesity

1. Higher consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) during pregnancy was associated with increased adiposity in childhood. 2. Sugary soda consumption by pregnant women, rather...

European data showed coffee consumption associated with lower mortality

1. Coffee consumption was associated with a reduced risk of death from various conditions. 2. The relationship between coffee consumption and reduced mortality did not...

Higher coffee consumption linked to lower mortality in the United States

1. Higher coffee consumption was associated with lower total mortality in African American, Japanese American, Latino, and white populations. 2. Mortality trends did not differ...
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