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Suicide Decedents in Child Welfare System Had Used Health Services

Young suicide decedents more likely to have accessed mental health services, physical health services; visited ED

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Psychiatric Visits Increased Significantly in 2020 Versus 2019

7 percent increase found in psychiatric care volume overall, but 42 percent decrease seen for new patients

2014 to 2019 Saw Increase in Prevalence of Autism in U.S. Children

From 2014 to 2019, prevalence remained stable among non-Hispanic Whites, while increases were seen in non-Hispanic Blacks, Hispanics

Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Risk for Sleep Disorder

Increased risk observed for any sleep disorder, including sleep apnea, insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep-related movement disorder

CVD Risk Factors Tied to Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

Significantly greater global cognitive deficits seen in those with schizophrenia who had metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension

Many Non-Whites Experience Discrimination in Alzheimer Disease Care

Overall, 36, 19, and 18 percent of Black, Hispanic, Asian Americans, respectively, believe discrimination is barrier to receiving care

CV Risk Factors, Atherosclerosis May Alter Brain Metabolism

Cardiovascular risk, particularly hypertension, associated with brain hypometabolism in asymptomatic middle-aged adults

Good Response Seen With HealthCare.gov Reopening

CMS figures show more than 206,000 people signed up for coverage from Feb. 15 to 28

Costs of Eating Disorders Quantified for the United States

Total economic costs estimated at $64.7 billion for fiscal year 2018 to 2019; reduction in well-being costs estimated at $326.5 billion