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Children with nonchromosomal birth defects have a higher relative risk for cancer

Nonchromosomal Birth Defects May Up Childhood Cancer Risk

Study identified 40 significant, specific associations between birth defects and childhood cancer
Implementation of rotavirus vaccination has reduced disease prevalence and season duration in the United States

Rotavirus Vaccine Led to Reduced Disease Prevalence, Season Duration

In postvaccine period, a biennial pattern emerged with alternating years of high, low disease activity
The first states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw the largest increases in colorectal cancer screening from 2012 to 2016

First States to Expand Medicaid Had Largest Bump in Cancer Screening

States expanding Medicaid later had screening rates more comparable to nonexpansion states
Incident atrial fibrillation is associated with increased dementia risk in elderly populations

Incident A-Fib Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Oral anticoagulant use has preventive effect on dementia development in patients with incident AF
During the last 18 years

No Change Seen in Processed Meat Consumption by U.S. Adults

During same period, mean consumption decreased for unprocessed red meat, increased for poultry
Working in the six months before initiating hemodialysis is associated with better survival

Maintaining Work During Dialysis Tied to Higher Survival

Employment rates low among patients initiating dialysis
From 2010 to 2016

Obesity Prevalence Down in Young Children Enrolled in WIC

Prevalence decreased from 2010 to 2016 for children aged 2 through 4 enrolled in WIC
Geographic patterns of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease prevalence are similar among current smokers

Geographic Patterns of COPD Similar for Smokers, Nonsmokers

Prevalence of COPD higher in southeastern and Appalachian states, regardless of smoking status
The U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline had its busiest year ever in 2018

2018 Busiest Year Ever for U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline

Since 1996, the hotline has provided 24-hour, year-round support for people affected by domestic violence
Women have poor awareness of alcohol's role in breast cancer risk

Most Women Unaware Alcohol Poses Breast Cancer Risk

Screening and outpatient clinic appointments may offer opportunity for prevention intervention