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Injuries from accidents and violence cost the United States $671 billion in 2013

CDC: Injuries Cost $671 Billion in the United States in 2013

Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report
Numerous studies have extolled the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Now

More Support for High-Fiber, Mediterranean Diet

Beneficial effects for plant-based diet but not limited to vegetarian or vegan diets
Patients with type 2 diabetes may benefit from a higher-protein diet

Gene Variant May Boost Effect of Higher-Protein Diet in T2DM

Researchers find benefit for those with gene variant related to vitamin D metabolism
Living near busy roads with high levels of air pollution raises lung transplant patients' risk of organ rejection and death

Air Pollution Tied to Poor Outcomes in Lung Transplant

Increased risk of organ rejection, death, but macrolides seem to reduce risk
Online postoperative care is preferred over in-person care by a majority of patients who have routine

Online Follow-Up Feasible for Most Surgery Patients

Pros: convenience, surgeon efficiency gains; cons: liability, modified patient-provider relationships
Extra calcium may not protect aging bones after all. The findings appear online in two reviews published online Sept. 29 in The BMJ.

Calcium Supplements May Not Benefit Bone Health

Researchers find no evidence that increasing intake will prevent fractures
New classification criteria have been developed with high specificity and sensitivity for gout

New Classification Criteria Developed for Gout

Classification criteria, which include clinical, lab, imaging domains have high sensitivity, specificity
Nocturnal hypoglycemia is associated with reduced awakening response

Nocturnal Hypoglycemia Linked to Reduced Awakening Response

Rate of awakenings significantly lower during hypoglycemic versus normoglycemic night
Any degree of negative spiritual belief is associated with worse health outcomes

Negative Spiritual Belief Linked to Worse Health Outcomes

Link seen for individuals with heterogeneous health conditions, regardless of positive spiritual beliefs
An abbreviated magnetic resonance imaging protocol can exclude malignancy in women with suspicious X-ray mammography screening

Abbreviated MRI Protocol Can Exclude Malignancy After Mammo

Abbreviated protocol can exclude malignancy in women with suspicious X-ray mammography