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VA Hospitals Have Lower Rates of Adverse Events in Psychiatric Units

Adverse events, medical errors lower in VA versus community-based inpatient psychiatric units

Long Sleep Duration Linked to Cognitive Decline in Hispanics

Long sleep duration predicts seven-year cognitive decline in U.S. Hispanics/Latinos

Suicide Risk Up With ARB Exposure Versus ACEI Exposure

Risk for suicide increased with angiotensin receptor blockers among individuals aged 66 years and older

Use of E-Cigarettes in U.K. Tied to Quit Rates Among Smokers

Researchers estimate 50,000+ smokers in U.K. used e-cigs as part of successful quit attempt in 2017

Insurance Plans Vary in Policies for Gender-Affirming Surgeries

Plans often deviate from recommended criteria for coverage; some insurers categorically deny access

Risk, Severity of CTE Increase With Years of Football Played

Risk for developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy increased by 30 percent per year of football played

Depression, Anxiety, Stress Impact Adherence to Cardiac Rehab

Patients with moderate depression, anxiety, stress symptoms more likely to drop out of rehab

PTSD Linked to Early Incident TIA, Stroke in Young Veterans

Increased risk seen in cohort of young and middle-aged veterans in unadjusted, fully adjusted models

Suicide, Homicide Rates Up Among Youth Aged 10 to 24

Suicide rates increased from 2007 to 2017, while homicide rates increased from 2014 to 2017

Dopamine Agonists Tied to Higher Risk for Psychiatric Events

Findings seen in large study of patients with restless leg syndrome starting dopamine agonists