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Guidelines have been developed to help optimize treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

Guidelines Developed for Optimizing Treatment of HFrEF

Consensus statement addresses 10 pivotal issues in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
Girls sexually abused in childhood have more urinary and genital health problems

Urogenital Health Issues Seen in Girls Years After Sexual Abuse

Girls, but not boys, sexually abused in childhood experience health issues up to 12 years later
Helping patients understand individualized reasons for opioid tapering and encouraging them to provide input into the process are key for patient-provider communications

Tips Offered for Patient-Provider Opioid Tapering Talks

Patients should understand individualized reasons for tapering, know their providers will not abandon them
In older adults with memory complaints but no dementia

More Daily Steps Associated With Thicker Brain Sub-Regions

Older adults with memory problems who walk more than 4,000 steps/day have better cognitive skills
Atopic dermatitis is associated with an increased risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma

Atopic Dermatitis Associated With Higher Risk of Skin Cancer

Individuals with a history of atopic dermatitis have a higher risk of squamous cell carcinoma development
More than one-third of patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy do not respond to treatment with antiepileptic drugs

More Than a Third of Patients Do Not Respond to Antiepileptics

Overall, 89.9 percent of patients who achieve seizure control do so with first, second AED regimen
About three-quarters of patients in California who receive End of Life Option Act drugs ingest them and die

Three-Quarters Receiving ‘End of Life Option Act’ Drugs Take Them

Common reasons for pursuing California's EOLOA are not wanting to suffer, not being able to enjoy life
Training with a cable-driven robot is associated with improved response to perturbations and increased gait stability among patients with Parkinson's disease

Robot Training Improves Gait Stability in Parkinson’s

Improvements seen in response to perturbations while walking and in gait stability
High-frequency psychosocial risk factors during adolescence have a lasting effect on the likelihood of engaging in HIV risk behaviors in adulthood

Psychosocial Risk in Teens Tied to Lasting HIV Vulnerability

High-frequency psychosocial risk trajectory has lasting effect on HIV risk behaviors in adulthood
Early treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy can prevent complications

Effective Treatments Exist for Nausea, Vomiting of Pregnancy

Early treatment can prevent complications; safe, effective treatment available for more severe cases