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Tue, Mar 6, 2018 - Strong state firearm policies are associated with lower firearm suicide rates and lower homicide rates, according to a study published online March 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More >
Strong State Firearm Policies, Lower Firearm Suicide Rate Tied
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 - Guidance has been developed for hemoglobin A1c targets for glycemic control among nonpregnant adults with type 2 diabetes; the guidance statement was published online March 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More >
ACP Updates Guidance for HbA1c Targets for Adults With T2DM
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 - Gender minority Medicare beneficiaries have larger disability and mental health burdens than the general Medicare population, according to a study published online March 4 in Health Affairs. Read More >
Gender Minorities Have Greater Mental Illness, Disability
Mon, Mar 5, 2018 - A substantial proportion of acute transfers from nursing facilities to hospitals are potentially avoidable, but symptoms and risk conditions are only weakly predictive of hospital diagnoses, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal Read More >
Determining 'Avoidability' of Nursing Home Transfers Complex
Mon, Mar 5, 2018 - An at-home dyadic, relationship-focused psychoeducational intervention improves communication outcomes among spouses affected by dementia, according to a small study published in the February issue of the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Read More >
Program Aids Communication for Spouses Affected by Dementia
Fri, Mar 2, 2018 - In elderly patients, conventional hemodialysis induces a reduction in cerebral blood flow, according to a study published online March 1 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Read More >
Conventional Hemodialysis Induces Drop in Cerebral Blood Flow
Thu, Mar 1, 2018 - Retinopathy is associated with accelerated rates of 20-year cognitive decline, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in Neurology. Read More >
Retinopathy Associated With Accelerated Cognitive Decline
Wed, Feb 28, 2018 - Adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet is associated with reduced risk of depression among older adults, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, to be held Read More >
AAN: Adherence to DASH Diet May Reduce Risk of Depression