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Exposure to work-related trauma is common among obstetricians and gynecologists

Work-Related Trauma Common Among Ob-Gyns

Related posttraumatic stress disorder carries high personal, professional, and organizational impacts
Road proximity is associated with an increased incidence of specific neurologic disorders

Road Proximity Linked to Incidence of Neurologic Diseases

Incidence increased for non-Alzheimer dementia, Parkinson, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis
For patients with multiple myeloma receiving focal radiation therapy for symptomatic plasmacytoma

Reirradiation Rarely Required in Focal RT for Multiple Myeloma

For biologically effective dose ≤28 Gy10, small but significant increase seen in reirradiation rates
Having many patients with multiple chronic diseases may raise the mental strain of general practitioners

Caring for Patients With Multiple Morbidities Strains Providers

More patients with multimorbidity may increase risk for provider burnout
Premature menopause is associated with development of multimorbidity

Premature Natural Menopause May Up Risk for Multimorbidity

Odds of experiencing multimorbidity by age 60 and developing individual chronic conditions increased
In the early stages

In Early Stages, Novel 2019 Coronavirus Doubling Every 7.4 Days

Most early cases, but fewer subsequent cases, were linked to Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market
For patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation services following hip fracture surgery

Rate of Recovery, LOS Tied to Outcomes After Hip Fracture Surgery

Rate of recovery, length of stay in inpatient rehabilitation linked to mobility and self-care outcomes
Prescription drug monitoring program data from individual states show a decline in opioid prescribing rates in 11 participating states from 2010 to 2016

Opioid Prescribing Rates Down at State Level From 2010 to 2016

Among 11 states, daily dosage declined the least in Idaho and Maine, the most in Florida
For patients in the emergency department with acute atrial fibrillation

Electrical Cardioversion Effective for Acute A-Fib in Emergency Setting

Both drug-shock, shock-only strategies highly effective; no difference seen for pad positions
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics has released the first national data on maternal mortality since 2007. The data are presented in three National Vital Statistics Reports.

CDC Releases First Data on Maternal Mortality Since 2007

Three reports show impact of addition of checkbox to improve identification of maternal mortality