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To Your Health: NLM update: Geography of cancer deaths

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An overall decline in cancer deaths across the U.S. is not uniform, and research suggests new patterns that could be used to improve future care, suggests a comprehensive study and an accompanying editorial recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

To Your Health: NLM update: Reassessing cervical cancer

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Among women who have not received a hysterectomy, the rates of cervical cancer in the U.S. are significantly higher and more racially disparate than previously estimated, finds an insightful research article and an accompanying editorial recently published in the journal Cancer…

To Your Health: NLM update: High costs of health care

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U.S. national spending on health care increased between 1996-2013, now exceeds $3 trillion a year, and is skewed towards seniors, women, and persons with chronic conditions, finds an insightful research article and an accompanying editorial recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

To Your Health: NLM update: Teen lesbian, gay, bisexual prevalence and health risks

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New estimates suggest there are 1.3 million lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens in the U.S. who experience more health risks than their heterosexual peers, finds an illuminating viewpoint recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

To Your Health: NLM update: Beyond A1C for diabetes treatment

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New research suggests a reduction in A1C, or blood glucose levels, may not always be the best approach to improve the health of adults with type two diabetes, finds an insightful viewpoint recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

To Your Health: NLM update: Muscle dysmorphia and men’s health

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An obsession among some younger American men with a muscular appearance is an unheralded medical disorder also associated with medication abuse and significant health risks, finds an insightful viewpoint recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

To Your Health: NLM update: Sports participation and lower death rates?

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Swimming, racquet sports, aerobics, and cycling was associated with lower death rates compared to non-participation by adults in an array of sports, finds an interesting, recent study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine…

To Your Health: NLM update: Prescription drug side effects impact emergency services

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The burden of prescription drug side effects on U.S. emergency rooms may be more significant than previously estimated, finds a recent study and accompanying editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

To Your Health: NLM update: Child mental health and longer hospitalizations

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Children and teens with mental health conditions experience comparatively longer and more expensive hospital stays for 10 common medical and 10 common surgical conditions with additional implications for their care, finds a comprehensive study recently published in Pediatrics…