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A quarter of all U.S. ocular firearm injuries occur within the pediatric population

Study Looks at Pediatric Firearm-Related Eye Injuries in the U.S.

Analysis shows firearm injury risk factors vary by age and race
For young and middle-aged veterans

PTSD Linked to Early Incident TIA, Stroke in Young Veterans

Increased risk seen in cohort of young and middle-aged veterans in unadjusted, fully adjusted models
Suicide rates increased from 2007 to 2017 among youth aged 10 to 24 years

Suicide, Homicide Rates Up Among Youth Aged 10 to 24

Suicide rates increased from 2007 to 2017, while homicide rates increased from 2014 to 2017
The U.S. opioid epidemic cost the nation's economy $631 billion from 2015 through 2018

Opioid Crisis Cost United States $631 Billion Over Four Years

Cost of opioid epidemic this year likely to be between $171 billion and $214 billion
Black patients with diabetes have a significantly higher risk for 30-day readmission compared with other racial/ethnic groups

Black Patients With Diabetes Have Higher 30-Day Readmission Rates

Risk greatest for lower-income patients hospitalized in nonprofit, academic, or large hospitals
From 1991 to 2017

Increase in Suicide Attempts Seen for Black Adolescents

Across all sex and racial/ethnic groups, linear decrease seen in self-reported suicidal ideation, suicide plans
In an early-release Oct. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

CDC Releases Clinical Guidance on E-Cigarette Lung Injury

Guidelines highlight importance of asking patients about e-cigarette, or vaping, use in nonjudgmental way
Rates of concussion during football practice and recurrent concussion rates across all high school sports decreased from the 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 school years

Decrease Seen in Football Practice-Related Concussions

In sex-comparable sports, concussion rates higher for girls; girls also had more recurrent concussions
The number of Americans sickened with a severe lung injury tied to vaping just keeps rising

Close to 1,300 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Now Identified

And, 26 vaping-related deaths across 21 states have now been reported
Potential anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions have been associated with insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters using the Sherlock tip locating system

Anaphylactic Reactions Tied to PICC Insertion With Magnetic Tip

Anaphylactic, anaphylactoid reactions linked to PICC insertion using Sherlock tip locating system