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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

U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018

Acceleration in overall growth driven by faster growth in private health insurance and Medicare

Current Tobacco Use Prevalent in Middle, High School Students

Overall, 31.2 and 12.5 percent of high school and middle school students, respectively, reported current use

U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care

Substantial proportion of U.S. doctors do not get timely notifications, information needed from specialists

Moderate, Severe Depressive Symptoms Common in Lung Cancer

Patients with severe depressive symptoms also report feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, traumatic stress

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities

Increases seen in psychological disabilities, chronic health conditions

Exposure to Air Pollution May Up Mortality After Heart Transplant

Estimated mortality hazard ratio 1.43 per 10 µg/m³ increment increase in annual PM2.5 exposure

Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains

Health benefits occur rapidly, with benefit of smoking ban in Ireland starting at one week

CDC: All 50 States Now Reporting Cases of Severe Vaping-Linked Lung Injury

As of Dec. 4, agency said it plans to only report cases that required hospitalization

Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years

Decrease due to drops in generic drug prices and slow growth in the cost of brand-name medications