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The spectrum of pediatric syndromes associated with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies is wider than previously thought

Broad Clinical Spectrum Linked to Pediatric MOG Antibodies

Presenting syndromes include ADEM, encephalitis other than ADEM, optic neuritis, myelitis
Many adults aged 50 to 64 years are concerned about their ability to afford health insurance

Seniors Have Concerns About Affording Health Insurance

About half of adults aged 50 to 64 have little, no confidence in being able to afford insurance on retirement
Students become less empathic toward patients throughout medical school

Empathy Declines as Students Progress Through Medical School

Similar pattern seen for both D.O. and M.D. students, although decline was less great among D.O. students
For older adults

Low-Contrast Sensitivity Predicts Poor Vision in Seniors

Men have better best-corrected visual acuity than women; cataract more prevalent in women
Reference prices are associated with lower prices paid by employers and lower cost sharing by employees

Reference Pricing Linked to Lower Prices Paid by Employers

Cost sharing by employees lower, but time lag seen in physicians' prescribing habits
Adherence to randomized clinical trial visits is associated with visual acuity in individuals with neovascular age-related macular degeneration

Visit Adherence, Visual Acuity Linked in Macular Degeneration

Late, very late groups saw fewer letters than patients in on-time group for two measures of visit adherence

January 2020 Briefing – Ophthalmology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Ophthalmology for January 2020. This roundup includes the latest...
The United States spends substantially more than any other wealthy nation on health care

U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy

Compared with 10 other wealthy nations, U.S. has lower life expectancy, higher suicide rates
The gender gap in starting salary for physicians persists

Gender Gap Persists in Starting Salary for Physicians

Gender differences in preferences for control over work-life balance do not account for gap in salary
Health care payments in the United States are more regressive than previously thought

Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care

However, share of income is greatest among households with lowest income