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A total of 9.5 percent of persons were uninsured from January through June 2019

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019

Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured
There are extensive financial relationships between leaders of U.S. professional medical associations and industry

Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry

Most leaders have ties to industry; considerable variation seen among 10 medical associations in U.S.
Multiple sclerosis is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease that is not completely accounted for by traditional vascular risk factors

Multiple Sclerosis Tied to Higher Risk for CVD, Cerebrovascular Disease

MS associated with a 3.5-fold higher risk for mortality, 1.5-fold higher risk for cardiovascular mortality
Adults with severe chronic disease or with fair or poor general health have a higher prevalence of edentulism and severe tooth loss

Tooth Loss More Prevalent in Adults With Chronic Disease

Prevalence of edentulism, severe tooth loss ≥50 percent higher for adults with RA, asthma, diabetes
In 2018

Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services

Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services
For adults with dissociative seizures

CBT Offers Some Benefits in Adults With Dissociative Seizures

CBT plus standardized medical care does not reduce monthly seizure frequency versus standardized medical care alone
Neuroimaging features of COVID-19 are variable among patients with acute neurological symptoms but are dominated by acute ischemic infarcts

Neuroimaging Features of COVID-19 Are Variable

But acute ischemic infarcts are a predominant finding among those with acute neurological symptoms
All-cause mortality and stroke are comparable at 30 days and one year after transcatheter aortic valve replacement among patients with bicuspid and tricuspid valve stenosis

Outcomes Similar After TAVR in Bicuspid, Tricuspid Anatomy

All-cause mortality, stroke comparable at 30 days, one year after transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Repetitive mild traumatic brain injuries are associated with elevated exosomal and plasma levels of neurofilament light chain

Neurofilament Light Chain Levels Elevated After Repetitive TBI

Elevated exosomal, plasma levels of NfL also linked to chronic PCS, PTSD, depressive symptoms
Only 3 percent of patients with autism spectrum disorder report having received all recommended clinical genetic testing

Clinical Genetic Testing for Autism Remains Very Low

Based on self-reported data, gap remains between guideline recommendations and clinical practice