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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
Patients served by the beleaguered Veterans Affairs health system may have wider access to private care

Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients

New bill would open up access to private doctors for veterans
There is an inverse association for plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration with diabetes risk

Inverse Link for Plasma 25(OH)D Concentration, Risk of T2DM

Each 10 ng/mL higher 25(OH)D concentration associated with hazard ratio of 0.64 for diabetes
Vitamin D sustained supplementation is associated with reduced recurrent wheezing among black infants born preterm

Vitamin D Supplement Tied to Less Wheezing in Black Preemies

Reduced risk of recurrent wheezing at 12 months' adjusted age for black infants born preterm
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
The incidence of hospitalization for diabetic ketoacidosis and associated costs increased from 2003 to 2014

2003 to 2014 Saw Rise in Diabetic Ketoacidosis Admissions

Decrease in length of stay and mortality, but increase in mean hospital charges during study period
Clinicians who provide emergency-only hemodialysis to undocumented immigrants experience moral distress and professional burnout

Moral Distress for Docs Providing Emergency-Only Hemodialysis

Docs describe burnout and emotional exhaustion; moral distress at seeing suffering and injustice
Semaglutide is safe and effective for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Semaglutide Found to Be Effective Against Type 2 Diabetes

The once-weekly glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist cuts HbA1c, body weight
Obesity is linked to an increased risk of smoking and an increase in the number of cigarettes smoked daily

Higher Adiposity Increases Odds of Smoking

Findings for both increased risk of being a smoker and higher number of cigarettes smoked daily
Multiple chemicals associated with endocrine disruption and asthma are contained in hair products used by black women and children

Chemicals in Hair Products for Black Women Raise Concerns

Chemicals linked with endocrine disruption, asthma ID'd in hair products used by black women, children