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Parents’ Mental Illness Tied to Higher Injury Rate in Offspring

Association seen for birth through adolescence, but risk highest for child's first year of life

CDC: 1999 to 2018 Saw 35 Percent Increase in Suicide Rates

Rate increased 1 percent per year from 1999 to 2006 and 2 percent per year from 2006 through 2018

Maternal Obesity May Be Related to Risk for ADHD in Children

Risk seen for mothers with body mass index of 25 and greater; paternal obesity not a factor

Heavy Drinking Tied to Larger Waist Lines, Higher Stroke Risk

Higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors seen even for those who stop drinking heavily by age 50

Physical Activity Tied to Mental Well-Being in Menopause

Postmenopausal women had more depressive symptoms than perimenopausal, premenopausal women

Adding Social Workers to Care Teams Can Cut Hospital Admissions for Veterans

Initiative to add social workers to rural primary care teams also reduces ED visits for high-risk veterans

‘Mod’ E-Cigarette Users Smoke More Cigarettes One Year Later

Those who use mods versus vape pens smoke more than six times as many cigarettes at one-year follow-up

Compliance Higher if Stay-at-Home Extensions Are Shorter Than Thought

Results more pronounced among individuals who were already fully complying with self-isolation

Serious Concerns Associated With COVID-19 Pandemic Reported

Respondents report difficulty obtaining hand sanitizer, food, childcare; concerns include getting sick

Majority of Physicians Report Serious Concerns About COVID-19

National survey shows concerns regarding adequacy of supplies and COVID-19 testing