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Rates of Psychiatric Symptoms Up During Pregnancy With Epilepsy

Rates of depressive and anxiety symptoms increased during pregnancy and postpartum for women with epilepsy

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

Walensky aims to prioritize public health needs, deemphasize publication of scientific papers about rare diseases

Patients Have Higher Health Care Use After COVID-19 Infection

Alopecia, bronchitis, pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, and dyspnea are the most common conditions tied to higher use

Neurologic Complications Common in Children Hospitalized With COVID-19

Presence of a neurologic complex chronic condition associated with higher odds for neurologic complications

Multifaceted Approach Urged for Promoting Helmet Use for Children

Multipronged approach is needed, including education of the lay public, advocacy, enforcement, development of promotion programs

Opioid Rx Down for Chronic Noncancer Pain, Cancer Pain in U.S. Adults

Declines in opioid prescribing outpacing increases in receipt of nonopioid therapies

Poliovirus Discovered in NYC Wastewater

Discovery of poliovirus in sewage samples suggests there is already community transmission of the virus

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Under the law, Medicare will now be allowed to negotiate the cost of some drugs; vaccines will be free for Part D recipients

Risk Factors ID’d for Poor Health-Related QOL in MS Patients

Clinicians can use early risk factors to identify patients who are more likely to have the worst physical and mental HRQoL trajectories

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Lower Among Adults With Vision, Hearing Disability

Compared with those with little to no impairment, adults with serious disability less likely to initiate COVID-19 vaccination