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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Dec 2017


Family Practice News (7469)

Tue, Jan 23, 2018 - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act was associated with reduced out-of-pocket spending, although increases were noted in mean premium spending, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More >
Out-of-Pocket Expenditures Down With ACA Implementation
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 - The prevalence of cigarette smoking was 15.5 percent in 2016, which was not significantly different from the 15.1 percent prevalence in 2015, according to research published in the Jan. 19 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Read More >
Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking 15.5 Percent in 2016
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 - In a policy statement published online Jan. 22 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for increasing cooperation between pediatricians and public health professionals in order to ensure optimal health for children. Read More >
Recommendations Developed for Optimizing Child Health
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 - Alcohol consumption in young men is associated with an increased risk of severe liver disease later in life, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in the Journal of Hepatology. Read More >
Drinking in Early Adulthood Tied to Later Risk for Liver Disease
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 - The evidence examining associations between marijuana use and cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes is limited, according to a review published online Jan. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More >
Available Evidence on Marijuana's Cardiovascular Effects Is Scant
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 - Closed-head impact injuries can induce pathologic traumatic brain injury, independent of concussive signs, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in Brain. Read More >
Closed-Head Injury May Induce TBI Even If No Concussive Sx
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 - Exposure to anti-thyroid drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with increased risk of congenital malformations, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More >
Anti-Thyroid Rx Exposure Ups Risk of Congenital Malformations
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 - Patients with diabetes, particularly type 1 diabetes mellitus, are at increased risk of serious infection, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in Diabetes Care. Read More >
Diabetes Tied to Higher Rates of Serious Infection