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Many U.S. adults are misinformed about the influenza virus and the importance of flu vaccination

Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination

Only 49 percent of a national sample of U.S. adults reported having received the flu shot as of Dec. 2019
People who drink low-fat milk experience less biological aging than those who drink high-fat milk

High-Fat Milk Consumption Tied to Faster Biological Aging

Drinking 1 percent milk instead of 2 percent accounts for 4.5 fewer years of molecular aging in adults
Compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 is low

Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws

Compliance with Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 low, not improving
A nonprofit that develops and sells cheaper drugs will receive a $55 million investment from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and associated organizations to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs.

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations
A fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Affordable Care Act was rejected Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

Decision means it is highly unlikely that they would decide the case before the 2020 election
The American College of Physicians says the U.S. health care system "is ill and needs a bold new prescription" that includes coverage for all Americans and lower costs.

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates
No harms come from screening for Alzheimer disease and related dementias in primary care

Primary Care Screening for Dementia Not Harmful

No increases for depressive, anxiety symptoms seen with screening in rural, suburban, urban primary care clinics
Adults with food insecurity are more likely to die prematurely than food-secure people

Food Insecurity May Increase Risk for Premature Death

Higher all-cause mortality, cause-specific mortality seen in food-insecure versus food-secure adults
Routine troponin testing for acute coronary syndrome may not be warranted in elderly patients with nonspecific complaints presenting to the emergency department

Troponin Testing May Be Overused in Geriatric Patients

Findings show high false-positive rate in elderly with nonspecific complaints in the emergency department
The Affordable Care Act has reduced disparities in access to health care among black

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states