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Higher levels of perceived stress are associated with slight decreases in fecundability among women but not men

Higher Perceived Stress Linked to Lower Fecundability in Women

Higher female stress scores -- but not male scores -- associated with slight drops in fecundability
For live-born infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and d-transposition of the great arteries

Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz

Socioeconomic factors account for significant portion of association between race/ethnicity, poor outcome
More than half of patients who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and are designated as high-cost in one year remain persistently high-cost over three years

Spending Often Persists in High-Cost Medicare-Medicaid Eligible

Most of cost is related to long-term care, little tied to potentially preventable hospitalizations

Infectious Diseases Society of America, Oct. 3-7

The Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting (ID Week 2018) The annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America was held...
Intensive blood pressure therapy is associated with significantly lower risk for cardiovascular events when using data reweighted to better reflect the U.S. adult population with diabetes

Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events

Findings based on data reweighted to reflect the adult population with diabetes in the U.S.
An educational and hand hygiene program involving hand sanitizer can reduce the risk for respiratory infections for children attending day care centers

Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers

Education, hand sanitizer intervention can cut respiratory infection rate, antibiotic prescribing
For criminal justice-involved persons living with HIV

Retention in HIV Care Drops Steadily After Prison Release

Retention in care three years after release linked to older age, having health insurance
Recommendations for the management of type 2 diabetes have been updated

ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM

Additional focus on lifestyle management, self-management education and support emphasized
A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

Under the approval, Aetna must sell off its private Medicare drug plans
Implementation of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association blood pressure guideline would direct initiation and intensification of antihypertensive medication treatment to adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease events

Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment

Implementing ACC/AHA guideline would direct antihypertensive meds to adults at high CVD risk