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Pediatric Mental Health Crises Up During First Year of Pandemic

Average length of boarding increased more than twofold; about half of patients experienced extended boarding of two or more days

Drug Therapy for AUD May Cut Risk for Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

Pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder linked to reduced incidence of hepatic decompensation in patients with cirrhosis

Physicians Often Experience Mistreatment, Discrimination

Experience of mistreatment or discrimination by patients, families, visitors independently linked with higher odds of burnout

CDC: 64.1 Percent of Violent Deaths in 2019 Were Suicides

Suicide rate was higher for males, among adults aged 45 to 54 years, and for AI/AN and non-Hispanic Whites

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Alzheimer, Related Dementias Identified

Highest prevalence seen for high blood pressure and not meeting aerobic physical activity guidelines, followed by obesity

Psychological Distress May Increase Risk for COVID-19 Hospitalization

Depression, worry about COVID-19, loneliness as strongly linked to hospitalization as high cholesterol, hypertension

Prevalence of Past-Month Adolescent Vaping 8.6 Percent Overall

Also, this study of adolescent vaping in 47 countries shows prevalence of past-month frequent vaping relatively low at 1.7 percent

Clinical Predictors Could Guide Lithium Dosage in Bipolar Disorder

Model based on six clinical predictors explained 61.4 and 49.8 percent of variance in body clearance of lithium, respectively, in two cohorts

Age-Specific Dementia Risk Scores Developed for Mid, Late Life

Elevated systolic BP and diabetes mellitus most important vascular risk factors for increased 10-year incident dementia risk at age 55

E-Cigarettes May Be Better Than Nicotine Patches for Pregnant Women

Safety of e-cigarettes in pregnancy is similar to that of nicotine patches while possibly more effective