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Active major depression in the male partner may lower the likelihood of pregnancy

Major Depression in Males May Lower Chances of Conception

Active major depression in women not associated with negative fertility outcomes
Greater perceived social isolation is associated with an increased risk of death and health care use among patients with heart failure

Social Isolation Tied to Worse Heart Failure Outcomes

Those reporting high perceived social isolation have increased risk of death, hospitalization, ER visits
There is considerable global variation in personal health care access and quality

Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality

Highest performance in Iceland, lowest in Central African Republic, with variation in rate of progress
Twelve county-level factors

12 County-Level Factors Affect Individual Well-Being in U.S.

Factors fall into the categories of social and demographic, clinical care, physical environment
Pediatricians are joining the call for action to prevent firearm deaths and injuries

AAP: Congress Urged to Act to Prevent Firearm Deaths

Following latest shooting, pediatricians join call for action to be taken to address firearm deaths, injury
Clinicians who provide emergency-only hemodialysis to undocumented immigrants experience moral distress and professional burnout

Moral Distress for Docs Providing Emergency-Only Hemodialysis

Docs describe burnout and emotional exhaustion; moral distress at seeing suffering and injustice
For childhood suicide

Age-Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide

Significantly higher incidence of suicide for black children aged 5 to 12; lower rate for black teens
Overall

CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017

Five percent of children uninsured in 2017, 41.3 and 55.0 percent had public and private coverage
Readmissions are higher in homeless veterans discharged to the community after surgery

Post-Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans

Findings based upon large study of homeless and housed Veteran surgical patients
From 2000 through 2011 there was an increase in pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication exposures reported to U.S. poison control centers

Increase in Pediatric ADHD Meds Exposures from 2000 to 2011

Intentional meds exposure most often reported among teens, accounting for half of teen exposure