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Less than half of health care providers discuss sun-safe behaviors with patients

Many Providers Fail to Discuss Sun-Safe Behaviors With Patients

Skin cancer counseling often takes backseat due to lack of time, other pressing health issues
For middle-aged and older adults

More Physical Activity at Any Intensity May Reduce Mortality

Higher levels of total physical activity, less time spent sedentary linked to lower mortality risk
Coverage with the human papillomavirus vaccine increased among boys from 2017 to 2018

Coverage With HPV Vaccine Continuing to Increase in Boys

Teens whose parents received a provider recommendation had higher coverage with HPV vaccine
Quitting smoking is associated with reduced rates of incident cardiovascular disease within five years compared with current smoking

Quitting Smoking Linked to Lower CVD Risk Within Five Years

However, compared with never smokers, former smokers' risk remains elevated beyond five years
A hospital's move to entirely single-patient rooms was associated with reductions in multidrug-resistant organism colonization

Private Rooms Help Sustain Lower Rates of Some Nosocomial Colonization

Reduction seen in VRE infections, colonization; MRSA colonization but not infection reduced
Women with diagnosed diabetes are more likely than men to not take their medications as prescribed

Women With Diabetes More Likely Than Men to Not Take Meds as Prescribed

Younger adults more likely to not take meds as prescribed and to ask for lower-cost medication
A virtual reality program reduces pain in hospitalized patients compared with a television program control

Virtual Reality Program Reduces Pain in Hospitalized Patients

Virtual reality helped reduce pain compared with control, was particularly effective for severe pain
Childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease is associated with an increased risk for psychiatric morbidity

Childhood-Onset IBD Ups Risk for Psychiatric Morbidity

Risk significantly increased for suicide attempt and mood, anxiety, personality, eating disorders
More than 85 percent of patients with urinary tract infection receive antibiotics the same day and more than half are treated with trimethoprim

Most U.K. Patients With UTI Receive Antibiotics on Same Day

Represcription rate at 28 days only 4.1 percent from 2011 to 2015; slight increase seen for men over time
Planned Parenthood is withdrawing from the U.S. government's family planning program.

Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Federal Family Planning Program

Centers across the U.S. will remain open and the group will attempt to replace loss of federal funding