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Racial disparities exist among adolescents undergoing influenza vaccination

Racial Disparities Seen Among Teens Undergoing Flu Vaccination

Hispanics have higher odds of vaccination, blacks have lower odds compared with whites
Both pregnancy losses and a history of at least five live births are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease

Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Women with five or more live births at increased risk for coronary heart disease, hospitalized MI
Medication errors in acute care that result in death occur most often in patients older than 75 years

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly

Most common medication error category was omitted medicine or ingredient
Adults with influenza are more likely to be hospitalized if they are obese or underweight than if they are normal weight

Influenza Hospitalization More Likely in Underweight, Obese

Clinicians should consider body mass index when deciding on treatment course
Despite declining incidence

Risk for Hospitalization for Heart Failure Greater With Diabetes

Rate has declined but remains higher in those with type 1 or 2 diabetes than in those without
A large proportion of the U.S. population seems to have negative attitudes toward weight-loss surgery

Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery

Women more likely to think surgery is needed for health, less likely to consider it 'easy way out'
Patient-reported outcome measures can be useful for measuring symptoms in primary care clinics if clinicians use these measures to improve care

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures May Aid Communication

Usefulness of PROs varies based on how much doctors value, prioritize, and use them
The number of illnesses in a Salmonella outbreak linked to beef products from Arizona-based JBS Tolleson Inc. now stands at 333 in 28 states

CDC: More Cases in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef

Three more states have reported illnesses; 87 new cases include 32 people who have been hospitalized
Certain Kotex tampons are being recalled by Kimberly-Clark because they can unravel and leave pieces inside women's bodies.

Recalled Kotex Tampons Can Unravel Inside Body

Small number of reports include infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury
Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is down with just days left to sign up

Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year

In most states, Saturday is the sign-up deadline for coverage beginning Jan. 1