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More than 15 percent of American adults are physically inactive

CDC: Many Americans Are Inactive, With Southerners Faring Worse

Agency releases new estimates of physical inactivity across states and U.S. territories
There is near consensus across 30 years of economic analysis of single-payer plans that a single-payer system would reduce health expenditures in the United States

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs
The U.S. approval and regulation processes for pharmaceutical agents have evolved during the last four decades

Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored

FDA drug review times down from 1983 to 2017, but time from clinical testing to approval did not change
Psychological distress

Maternal Distress May Affect Brain Development in Fetuses With CHD

Stress, anxiety, depression more prevalent among women carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease
Blood pressure measures progress more rapidly in women than in men

BP Measures Progress More Rapidly in Women Than Men

Steeper increase in BP seen as early as the third decade in women, continued through life course
The prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq

FDA: Weight Control Drug Lorcaserin May Raise Cancer Risk

Health care providers should balance the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks
For patients with advanced heart failure

Outcomes Superior for HM3 LVAD Regardless of Preimplant Strategy

HeartMate 3 superior to HeartMate II whether device is bridge to transplant or destination therapy
From 2009 to 2016

Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices

More than double the number of physicians entered than exited large group, hospital-owned practices
Vital exhaustion is associated with an increased risk for incident atrial fibrillation

Vital Exhaustion Linked to Increased Risk for Incident A-Fib

After adjustment for comorbidities, risk remained significantly increased with vital exhaustion
About one in four cardiac rehabilitation-eligible Medicare beneficiaries participates in cardiac rehab

Less Than a Quarter of Medicare Patients Participate in Cardiac Rehab

Participation lower among women than men, among Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks versus whites