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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
Excellent local control and cosmetic outcomes are observed in elderly patients receiving high dose-rate brachytherapy for early-stage nonmelanoma skin cancer of the head and neck region

RSNA: Brachytherapy Treats Skin Cancer in Elderly Patients

Brachytherapy alternative to Mohs surgery in early-stage nonmelanoma skin cancers of head, neck
Playing analog games is associated with less relative cognitive decline

Playing Analog Games Tied to Less Relative Cognitive Decline

Findings based on assessment from childhood to older age as well as from age 70 to 79 years
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
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
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) converted from medial unicompartmental (or "partial") knee arthroplasty has a risk for revision that is threefold higher than that for primary TKA

Implant Survival Poor for Converted ‘Partial’ Knee Replacements

Survival significantly inferior for TKAs converted from UKAs compared with primary TKAs
Patients with atopic eczema have an increased risk for fracture

Fracture Risk Increased in Adults With Atopic Eczema

Fracture risk up with increasing eczema severity, with strongest associations for spinal, pelvic, hip fracture
Short-term exposure to fine particulate matter with diameter less than 2.5 µm is associated with increased hospital admission risks and costs

Risk for Hospital Admission Up With Short-Term PM2.5 Exposure

Admissions for new causes, previously identified causes linked to short-term exposure to air pollution