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The 3 Wishes Project: a valuable program to improve end-of-life care

1. The 3 Wishes Project (3WP), which strives to provide humanistic care and honor the dignity of end-of-life (EOL) patients, was shown to be...

Among young adults, marijuana use increased and tobacco use decreased

1. Among college students in the United States from 2002 to 2016, overall marijuana use increased, while rates of tobacco smoking decreased.2. Among young...

Effect of Continued Folic Acid Supplementation Beyond the First Trimester of Pregnancy on Cognitive...

1. Folic acid supplementation prevents neural tube deficits during pregnancy, but if continued beyond the recommended first trimester, may positively impact neurodevelopment and cognitive...

Long-term cognitive behavioral therapy may reduce healthcare costs versus second-generation antidepressants

1. In this modeling study comparing the cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with second-generation antidepressants (SGA) for initial treatment of depression, neither strategy...

Lung cancer screening according to existing guidelines is likely cost-effective

1. In this study comparing three prominent lung cancer screening strategies, all were found to be cost-effective, yielding incremental cost-effectiveness ratios of under $100,000/quality...

Metoprolol not effective in preventing exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

1. In this double-blind randomized trial of COPD patients without previous indication for beta blocker therapy, treatment with extended-release beta-blockers failed to generate improved...

Number of child psychiatrists is growing, but poor, rural areas remain underserved

1. A cross-sectional analysis of American Medical Association physician data between 2007 and 2016 indicated overall growth in the number of child psychiatrists per...

Trends in cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality in American Indians over 25 years: the...

1. The incidence and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease has decreased over a generation in a Native American cohort, however, improvements in age-specific mortality...

Association of body mass index and extreme obesity with long-term outcomes following percutaneous coronary...

1. Patients with obesity undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are typically younger with more cardiovascular risk factors, but may be less likely to experience procedural...

Effectiveness of clinical decision support tools on pediatrician adherence to peanut allergy prevention guidelines

1. Clinical decision support tools may improve pediatrician guideline adherence for peanut allergy preventionEvidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)The National Institute for Allergy and...
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