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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
Increases in vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks are associated with an increase in proposed state legislation that would restrict vaccine exemptions

State Legislators React to Preventable Disease Outbreaks

Outbreaks of preventable diseases linked to increases in proposed legislation to restrict vaccine exemptions
Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant may not be meeting dietary guidelines and/or nutritional recommendations

Many Pregnant Women Not Meeting Nutritional Guidelines

Women not meeting vegetable, cereal grain, or folate intake recommendations, iron and calcium requirements
Patients with diabetes frequently engage in underground exchange activities for medications and supplies

Many With Diabetes Engage in Underground Exchange of Medications, Supplies

Diabetes-specific financial stress predicts engagement in trading, receiving donated meds, supplies
Less than half of pediatric travelers who are eligible for pretravel measles

Few MMR-Vaccine Eligible Children Receive Vaccine Before Travel

41.3 percent of MMR vaccination-eligible pediatric travelers received MMR vaccine at pretravel consultation
Breastfeeding may be protective against postpartum relapses in multiple sclerosis

Breastfeeding May Protect Against Postpartum Relapses in MS

Pooled summary odds ratio of 0.63 found for correlation of breastfeeding with relapse
In 2018

U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018

Acceleration in overall growth driven by faster growth in private health insurance and Medicare
Long-term use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk for dementia in women with type 2 diabetes

Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Dementia Risk in Women With Diabetes

However, no effect seen for lowering dementia risk in men with type 2 diabetes
Physicians from the United States and other high-income countries report difficulties with care coordination

U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care

Substantial proportion of U.S. doctors do not get timely notifications, information needed from specialists
Many patients do not understand or remember the information given to them during the informed consent process for percutaneous coronary intervention

Many Patients Overestimate the Benefits of PCI

Study of the informed consent process reveals 60 percent of patients mistakenly believe PCI is curative