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Alcohol Use Is Less Prevalent in Second, Third Trimesters

38.2 percent of those who reported current drinking also reported use of one or more substances

Four in 10 Children’s Behavioral Care Facilities Offer Autism Services

Access to specialized treatment especially limited in rural, lower-income communities

Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million

Given the increase in uninsured due to COVID-19-related unemployment, this estimate is likely low

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men

Health Plans Not Implementing Prior Authorization Reforms

Findings based on American Medical Association survey of practicing physicians' experiences

President Says Medicare Should Expand Telehealth Services

Medicare has already expanded its coverage for telehealth due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Most Studies Still Fail to Analyze Data by Sex

However, women are significantly better represented in clinical trials

WTC Responders With Impaired Cognition Have Brain Changes

Another study IDs plasma proteins associated with PTSD, MCI, both in World Trade Center responders

Long-Term Negative Thinking Tied to Alzheimer Risk

Association seen between negative thinking, cognitive decline, neuroimaging markers