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National health expenditures are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 5.4 percent for 2019 to 2028

National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028

National health expenditures expected to represent 19.7 percent of gross domestic product by 2028
For relatively healthy older individuals

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Cut Dementia Risk in Seniors

Risks for dementia, probable Alzheimer disease, MCI not reduced by low-dose aspirin versus placebo
Sleep-disordered breathing is associated with changes in the brain

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Tied to Brain Changes

Greater amyloid burden seen in regions of the brain tied to Alzheimer disease
A greater number of daily steps -- 8

More Steps in a Day Tied to Lower Risk for Death

Step intensity not linked to significantly lower mortality risk after adjusting for total steps per day
For patients undergoing mitral valve replacement

Frailty Predicts Adverse Outcomes After Mitral Valve Replacement

Index hospitalization costs almost doubled in frail patients and 30-day readmission more frequent
Patients already prescribed angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers should continue taking their medications

Statement Addresses Concerns About Heart Meds and COVID-19

Patients advised to continue ACE inhibitors/ARBs after researcher posits risk for severe COVID-19 infection
Poor sleep quality is associated with increased food intake and a lower-quality diet among women

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Greater Food Intake, Worse Diet

Poorer sleep quality linked to lower unsaturated fat intake and higher food weight, added sugar intake
Retired female individuals who are high in goal disengagement have steeper nine-year declines in episodic memory

Drop in Episodic Memory Steeper With High Goal Disengagement

Cognitive decline worse for retired versus employed individuals with high goal disengagement, women
In the United States

U.S. Seniors at Higher Risk for Severe Illness, Death With COVID-19

Twenty-nine percent of COVID-19 cases with known age were 20 to 44 years old
Cities that have experienced significant outbreaks of coronavirus 2019 have similar winter climates

Climate Similar in Cities With Biggest Outbreaks of COVID-19

Cities with significant outbreaks have similar winter climates, east-west distribution along same latitude