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Abnormal performance on the Romberg test is independently associated with longer duration of symptoms among children and adolescents evaluated within 10 days after concussion

Abnormal Romberg Test Predicts Prolonged Concussion in Children

Abnormal performance independently associated with longer duration of symptoms for children
More than half of internal medicine graduates in 2016 and 2017 pursued a career in primary care

More Than Half of Internal Medicine Graduates Choosing Primary Care

Programs with a majority of graduates entering primary care less likely to have X+Y scheduling
Most diabetes apps miss opportunities to improve care and health outcomes by not providing real-time decision support or situation-specific education on blood glucose self-management

Most Diabetes Phone Apps Lack Education, Support Functions

Most apps do not trigger alert escalation with consecutive low or high blood glucose values
A Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen

CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States

Raw ground tuna supplied by Jensen Tuna is likely source of outbreak
The overall burden of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy is substantially higher than that of oral therapy for caregivers of children on prolonged antimicrobial therapy after hospital discharge

Parenteral Antimicrobial Tx at Home Burdens Children’s Caregivers

Compared with those who receive oral therapy, caregivers miss more work, have lower QoL scores
Trigeminal nerve stimulation showed efficacy when compared with a similar sham procedure for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Beats Sham Tx for Peds ADHD

Improvement observed in 8- to 12-year-olds with no clinically meaningful adverse events
Barriers to accessing treatment for opioid use disorder need to be addressed to help curb the epidemic

Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Should Be Addressed

Report IDs barriers such as separation of OUD treatment delivery settings from rest of medical care
Replacing half an hour of daily sitting time with even light physical activity is associated with a reduction in mortality risk among less active adults

Replacing 30 Minutes of Sitting With Activity May Cut Mortality

Link most strong among least active adults; no association seen among most active adults
Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia during pregnancy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Prenatal Insomnia

Women in CBT group had greater reductions in insomnia severity, were likely to have remission
More than half of patients initiating statin therapy have a suboptimal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol response within 24 months

Over Half of Patients Have Suboptimal Response to Statins

Suboptimal responders have increased risk for incident cardiovascular disease