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One in three parents have skipped a doctor or dentist appointment in the past year because they could not afford to pay for visits or find transportation

One in Three Parents Report Skipping Doctor, Dentist Appointment

Parents unaware of impact socioeconomic factors can have on chronic disease
Elevated concentrations of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with an increased long-term risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Non-HDL Cholesterol Levels Linked to Long-Term ASCVD Risk

Fifty percent reduction in non-HDLC concentration linked to reduced risk for CVD event by age 75 years
Labeling foods

Labeling Exercise Needed to Burn Food May Cut Calories Consumed

Labeling foods with the amount of physical activity needed to burn off calories tied to healthier choices
A considerable proportion of antibiotics are prescribed without a documented indication

Antibiotics Often Prescribed Without Documented Indication

Of 130.5 million prescriptions in 2015, 18 percent had no documented indication

Radiological Society of North America, Dec. 1-6

The 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America The annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North...
Facebook should remove "factually inaccurate" ads that "suggest negative health effects" of the HIV-prevention medication Truvada

Facebook Asked to Remove ‘Factually Inaccurate’ Ads About PrEP

Ads are from law firms seeking litigants for class-action lawsuit against Truvada maker Gilead Sciences
Potentially nephrotoxic medications are prescribed at a higher rate to children with versus without chronic kidney disease

Potentially Nephrotoxic Meds Prescribed to Children With CKD

Potentially nephrotoxic meds prescribed at higher rate to children with versus without chronic kidney disease
Seven percent of persons with HIV infection report cost saving-related nonadherence to prescription medication

Cost Saving-Related Rx Nonadherence Found for 7 Percent With HIV

Persons nonadherent due to cost more likely to have visited ED, been hospitalized, not be virally suppressed
Rates of type 2 diabetes may be higher among patients with psoriasis

Type 2 Diabetes More Common in Patients With Psoriasis

Association between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome differs by sex
For older patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Factors Examined for Time to First Rx for Biologic DMARD in RA

Longer time to receipt more likely with older age, male sex, greater distance to nearest rheumatologist