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The prevalence of mental health or memory loss indicators does not vary by household firearm ownership or storage practices among older adults

About One-Quarter of Seniors Store Firearms Unlocked, Loaded

No difference seen in prevalence of mental distress, memory loss by household firearm ownership, storage
Adults in their mid-30s to 40s are drinking too much too often

One in Three U.S. Adults Aged 35 to 44 May Have Drinking Problem

Nine percent continue to drink despite negative effects on career, education, relationships
Commonly held sleep myths have a questionable evidence base

Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated

Authors say initiatives to debunk myths, promote healthful sleep practices may benefit public health
Health care workers are less likely to perform hand hygiene when they move from dirtier to cleaner tasks

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks
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
Roughly half of internal medicine physicians report working in a practice that has telehealth technology

ACP: Half of Practices Implement Telehealth Technology

However, to address the gap in actual usage, the American College of Physicians will develop resources
A very low-carbohydrate

Low-Carb Breakfast May Improve All-Day Glucose Control in T2DM

In addition, high-fat, low-carb breakfast tied to less hunger later in the day
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