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Reports of high-impact public health and policy studies by medical professionals

Psychiatric emergency visits increasing among youth, especially racial minorities

1. An analysis of emergency department (ED) visits across the United States showed a 28% overall increase in psychiatric ED visits per 1000 youth...

Direct oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral stenosis

1. In this retrospective observational study, direct oral anticoagulant use for atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral stenosis was linked with decreased mortality and...

Quick Take: Association of Atopic Dermatitis With Sleep Quality in Children

Atopic dermatitis, a common disorder in the pediatric population, is associated with pruritus that is often worse at night and, thus, can interfere with...

Tramadol may be associated with increased mortality among patients with osteoarthritis

1. In this retrospective cohort of patients with osteoarthritis, tramadol had a significantly higher risk of mortality over 1 year compared to NSAIDs, though...

Quick Take: State Gun Laws, Gun Ownership, and Mass Shootings in the US: Cross-Sectional...

In the United States, there are limited national gun laws, with significant variability between individual states. Previously studies have documented an association between permissive...

Community members successfully implement school-based health programs

1. The Incidence of diarrheal illness decreased by almost 50% among rural primary school children at low-cost private schools in rural India who received...

Midlife diet unlikely to affect dementia risk

1. In this prospective cohort study, a healthier diet in midlife did not affect the risk of developing dementia compared to unhealthier diets.2. Patients...

Lack of coordination between health care systems associated with fatal opioid overdose

1. The authors of this nested case control study observed that veterans who received opioid prescriptions through both, the Veterans Association (VA) and Medicare...

Behavioral intervention produces sustained change in physical activity in type 2 diabetes patients

1. In this randomized controlled trial, a behavioral intervention increased physical activity and reduced sedentary activity in type 2 diabetes patients.2. The effects of...

Aspirin therapy combined with warfarin without clinical indication associated with increased bleeding

1. In this retrospective cohort study conducted in Michigan, aspirin therapy combined with warfarin for patients without a clinical indication was associated with increased...
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