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Financial incentives added to free cessation aids can improve the rate of sustained abstinence among smokers

Financial Incentives May Up Rates of Smoker Abstinence

Redeemable deposits, rewards superior to free cessation aids with respect to sustained abstinence
There is considerable global variation in personal health care access and quality

Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality

Highest performance in Iceland, lowest in Central African Republic, with variation in rate of progress
South Asians in the United States have increased proportional mortality rates from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Atherosclerotic CVD Mortality Higher in South Asians in the U.S.

Most of the increased risk can be attributed to increased prevalence of known risk factors
For women with heart disease

Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease

Ten predictors of maternal cardiac complications were identified and incorporated into new risk index
For stable warfarin-treated patients

Extended INR Test Intervals Safe for Warfarin-Treated Patients

Similar number of out-of-range next INR values for patients with, without extended testing interval
More active alternatives to the car for travel are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality

Less Driving Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk

More active travel patterns linked to reduced risk of incident and fatal CVD, all-cause mortality
Pediatricians should advocate for life support training for children

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training

Pediatricians should advocate for age-appropriate life support training as part of school curriculum
A moderate level of egg consumption is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease

Daily Egg Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD Risk

Reduced risk seen for ischemic heart disease, major coronary events, stroke in Chinese adults
Overall

CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017

Five percent of children uninsured in 2017, 41.3 and 55.0 percent had public and private coverage
Readmissions are higher in homeless veterans discharged to the community after surgery

Post-Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans

Findings based upon large study of homeless and housed Veteran surgical patients