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Barriers to accessing treatment for opioid use disorder need to be addressed to help curb the epidemic

Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Should Be Addressed

Report IDs barriers such as separation of OUD treatment delivery settings from rest of medical care
Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia during pregnancy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Prenatal Insomnia

Women in CBT group had greater reductions in insomnia severity, were likely to have remission
Low scam awareness is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment among older adults

Low Scam Awareness May Indicate Alzheimer Risk in Seniors

Increased risk for Alzheimer dementia, mild cognitive impairment seen with low scam awareness in seniors
Older adults (aged ≥75 years) undergoing antihypertensive treatment with systolic blood pressure (SBP) >150 mm Hg have less cognitive decline than those with SBP <130 mm Hg

Intensive BP Lowering May Up Cognitive Decline in Elderly

For those on antihypertensive treatment, cognitive decline greater with SBP <130 versus >150 mm Hg
A workplace wellness program improves certain self-reported health behaviors but does not impact clinical measures of health or health care spending

Mixed Effects Observed for Workplace Wellness Program

Improvement seen in some self-reported health behaviors but not clinical health markers, health care utilization

American College of Physicians, April 11-13

The American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 The annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) was held from April...
Although telehealth video visits offer users greater convenience

Telehealth Video Visits Risk Fragmenting Care

Users of video visits are less likely to have a primary care source of care
A new scale for rating the severity of mononucleosis can identify patients at risk for more serious cases

New Scale Helps Identify More Serious Cases of Mononucleosis

Scale identifies college students at increased risk for corticosteroid Rx, chronic fatigue syndrome
Standardizing demographic data can improve the accuracy of patient matching

Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching

Standardization of address and last name improved sensitivity from 81.3 to 91.6 percent
Taking at least 20 minutes per day to leisurely walk or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature can significantly lower stress hormone levels

Daily Dose of Nature Cuts Stress Hormone Levels

Only 20 minutes of nature contact shows most efficient lowering of cortisol levels