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Long-term use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk for dementia in women with type 2 diabetes

Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Dementia Risk in Women With Diabetes

However, no effect seen for lowering dementia risk in men with type 2 diabetes
Both resistance and combined aerobic and resistance exercise are associated with less weight loss-induced bone loss than aerobic exercise alone

Strength Training Tied to Less Weight Loss-Induced Bone Loss

Slower loss of hip bone mineral density, less bone turnover seen in older obese patients losing weight
Physicians from the United States and other high-income countries report difficulties with care coordination

U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care

Substantial proportion of U.S. doctors do not get timely notifications, information needed from specialists
Patients with diabetes frequently engage in underground exchange activities for medications and supplies

Many With Diabetes Engage in Underground Exchange of Medications, Supplies

Diabetes-specific financial stress predicts engagement in trading, receiving donated meds, supplies
In older adults

Duration of Diabetes History Tied to Higher Short-Term Mortality Risk

Long-standing diabetes linked to higher risk for both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality
More than half of office-based physicians recommend complementary health approaches to their patients

Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches

Massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, herbs and supplements are most commonly recommended
From 2016 to 2019

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities

Increases seen in psychological disabilities, chronic health conditions
Pharmacist-led interventions in general practice can significantly reduce medical risk factors associated with cardiovascular events

Pharmacist-Led Interventions Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Interventions associated with drops in blood pressure, cholesterol, HbA1c
Preterm birth is associated with an increased risk for type 1 and type 2 diabetes from childhood into early and middle adulthood

Preterm Birth May Increase Risk for Diabetes Into Adulthood

Risk for type 1, type 2 diabetes increased at age <18 years, 18 to 43 years
Retail prescription drug prices in the United States fell by 1 percent last year

Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years

Decrease due to drops in generic drug prices and slow growth in the cost of brand-name medications