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More than 50 million Americans live with a physical or mental disability

CDC: 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Have a Disability

Race, poverty, and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability
Confusion between the names of the antidepressant Brintellix (vortioxetine) and the antiplatelet Brilinta (ticagrelor) has led to the wrong medication being prescribed or dispensed

FDA Warns of Confusion Between Brintellix, Brilinta

No known use of the wrong drug, but prescribing, dispensing errors have been reported
Only one-third of American seniors with diabetes have their disease under control as defined by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines

Treatment Targets Not Met by Most Older Patients With Diabetes

Only one in three have diabetes controlled as defined by ADA guidelines
Four out of 10 girls and six out of 10 boys

CDC: Too Few U.S. Adolescents Getting HPV Vaccination

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series
Resistance and "jump" training can improve bone health in moderately active middle-aged men with osteopenia

Targeted Exercises Can Boost Men’s Bone Health

Findings for weight-lifting, jump training in middle-aged men with osteopenia
Total knee arthroplasty can temporarily return the joint to an earlier

Total Knee Arthroplasty Effective Option for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily
Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia

U.K. Study: Alcohol Use Tied to Less Disability in Chronic Pain

But U.S. physicians wary; say chronic drinking can worsen pain over time
From 2014 to 2024

U.S. Health Spending Projected to Rise 5.8 Percent By 2024

Increase due to ACA coverage expansions, faster economic growth, population aging
For obese individuals

‘Thrifty Phenotype’ Leads to Less Weight Loss in Obese

Energy expenditure during fasting and response to overfeeding predict response to caloric restriction
Some performance indicators for mammography test sets are associated with aspects of clinical audit parameters

Test Set Performance Indicators Correlate Well With Clinical Audit

In mammography, JAFROC and location sensitivity correlate with several clinical audit parameters