Public Health

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

Electronic Cigarette and JUUL Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults

1. The use of electronic cigarettes is highly prevalent among adolescents and young adults through the advent of JUUL, which has unique implications for...

Suicidal attempts and death rates in the United States from 2007 to 2014

1. Suicide attempts in males, persons older than 65 years, and persons in rural areas were most likely to result in death.2. The most...

Pediatric discharge transition survey demonstrates congruence with other validated tools

1. In this study, the Pediatric Transition Experience Measure (P-TEM) – an 8-item, parental response survey assessing the quality of hospital-to-home transitions for pediatric...

Cost effectiveness of extending human papillomavirus vaccine administration until age 45

1. The FDA approved the expansion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination from ages 9 to 26 in women and 21 in men to...

Electronic health record-based weight maintenance coaching

1. This randomized controlled trial showed a mean weight difference of -2.86 kg at 24 months and -3.21 kg at 30 months in participants...

Family resilience and neighborhood cohesion associated with improved health care use

1. Families including children with special health care needs (CSHCN) reported significantly lower odds of unmet health needs when they also reported high family...

Mortality and Health Care Utilization Among Medicare Patients Undergoing Emergency General Surgery vs Those...

1. Older adults who undergo emergency general surgeries face similar rates of hospital use, days away from home and work, and one-year mortality rates...

Clinician vs Patient Reporting of Baseline and Post-Baseline Symptoms for Adverse Event Assessment in...

1. Across 26 cancer clinical trials, researchers detected fewer baseline symptoms than those reported by patients, suggesting that adjustments to baseline determinations in clinical...

Shorter time to clinic assessment linked to improved recovery time following concussion

1. In this single-center, cross-sectional study, longer time from injury to sports medicine clinic assessment was linked with an increased time to recovery.2. Visual...

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

1. In this prospective cohort study from France, consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPF) was linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D).2....
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