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Use of Pain, Sleep Drugs Ups Risk of Frailty in the Elderly

Findings show 95 percent increased frailty risk for co-use of sleep, pain drugs

State Legislators React to Preventable Disease Outbreaks

Outbreaks of preventable diseases linked to increases in proposed legislation to restrict vaccine exemptions

Aerobic Exercise May Slow Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Findings seen at one-year follow-up in older adults with cardiovascular risk factors, cognitive impairment

Trampoline-Related Pediatric Fractures Increased 2008 Through 2017

Significant increase seen in the odds of a fracture occurring at a place of recreation or sport

Many Pregnant Women Not Meeting Nutritional Guidelines

Women not meeting vegetable, cereal grain, or folate intake recommendations, iron and calcium requirements

CPAP Mask Helps Patients With Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Improved quality of life seen at three months in those receiving CPAP in addition to standard care

Type 2 Diabetes More Common in Patients With Psoriasis

Association between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome differs by sex

Factors Examined for Time to First Rx for Biologic DMARD in RA

Longer time to receipt more likely with older age, male sex, greater distance to nearest rheumatologist

Household Cleaning Product-Linked Ocular Exposure Declining

Annual frequency of exposures decreased among children; highest rate seen for children aged 2

Fewer Blacks Use Aspirin Therapy for Primary Prevention of CVD

Low-dose aspirin linked to trend toward reduced risk for ischemic cardiac disease in whites, not blacks