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The first artificial iris has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for patients with aniridia.

FDA Approves First Artificial Iris

CustomFlex Artificial Iris improves light sensitivity and glare, cosmetic appearance of the eye
Final guidance has been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist in the development of drugs for the prevention of inhalational anthrax for individuals who may have been exposed but who have not yet displayed related signs or symptoms.

FDA Issues Final Guidance on Inhalational Anthrax

Final guidance designed to assist in development of drugs for prophylaxis of inhalational anthrax
Introducing the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Improves Care Delivery

Reduction in Medicare spending associated with CPC was not enough to cover care management fees
A set of commonly available variables may be useful in predicting the five-year risk of height loss ≥1 inch in postmenopausal women

Variables ID’d to Predict Height Loss in Postmenopausal Women

Age, weight, use of oral corticosteroids associated with risk of height loss over five years
The data on popular supplements show no consistent cardiovascular benefit

No Consistent Cardiovascular Benefit Seen for Supplements

Generally moderate- or low-quality evidence for preventive benefits, no effect, or increased risk
A three-month yoga intervention can reduce urinary incontinence frequency in ambulatory women aged 50 years or older

AUA: Yoga Can Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Older Women

Greater decrease in total UI frequency with yoga intervention versus time-and-attention control group
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with an attenuation in the effects of air pollution

Mediterranean Diet May Lessen Adverse Impact of Air Pollution

Adherence to Mediterranean diet may attenuate association of NO2 with all-cause mortality
Type 1 diabetes self-management behaviors vary across adult developmental stages

T1DM Self-Management Varies With Adult Developmental Stages

Mean HbA1c levels highest for emerging adults (age 18 to <25) and lowest for older adults (age ≥65)
Overall

Prenatal Care in First Trimester for Majority of 2016 U.S. Births

Over 75 percent of women received at least adequate prenatal care; 15 percent had inadequate care
Obesity is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease risk even among metabolically healthy women

CVD Risk Up Even in Metabolically Healthy Obese Women

Women with metabolically unhealthy normal-weight, overweight, obesity had considerably higher risk