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From 2016 to 2019

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities

Increases seen in psychological disabilities, chronic health conditions
Individuals who undergo bariatric surgery may be at increased risk for developing colon cancer years later

Bariatric Surgery May Raise Risk for Colon Cancer Years Later

Risk increased for colon cancer 10 to 14 years after surgery; no increase in risk found for rectal cancer
Retail prescription drug prices in the United States fell by 1 percent last year

Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years

Decrease due to drops in generic drug prices and slow growth in the cost of brand-name medications
In 2017

Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students

Number of rural medical students would need to quadruple to meet share of rural residents in U.S. population
Federal health officials are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli infection linked to romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Twenty-three states have now reported cases, up from 19 last week; no deaths reported so far
Physicians showing depressive symptoms are at higher risk for medical errors

Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Bidirectional association seen between depressive symptoms and medical errors
Adults not living in metropolitan statistical areas are more likely to have reduced access to or use of health care services

Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care

In unadjusted analyses, adults not living in MSA more likely to have financial burden linked to care
While affiliating with health systems may boost a rural hospital's financial viability

Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems

Reductions seen in imaging, on-site obstetric services, on-site primary care
Aspirin use three or more times per week is associated with reductions in all-cause

Aspirin Use May Reduce Cancer, All-Cause Mortality in Seniors

Aspirin use three or more times per week tied to reduced all-cause, cancer, GI cancer, CRC mortality
A multicomponent intervention can improve hepatitis C virus screening

Outcomes of Hep C Screening Intervention Examined

48.1 percent of baby boomers screened for HCV, varying from 19.8 to 71.3 percent by practice