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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

Vitamin D3 Does Not Reduce Depression Incidence, Recurrence

Incidence and recurrence of depression, change in mood scores did not differ from placebo for adults ≥50

Adverse Experiences More Common Among Children Raised by Grandparents

ADHD also more common for preschool-age, school-age children in grandparent-headed households

38 Percent of Older Adults in U.S. Not Ready for Video Doctor Visits

Telephone visits may reach more patients, but 20 percent of older adults not ready for telephone visits

July 2020 Briefing – Psychiatry

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Psychiatry for July 2020. This roundup includes the latest...