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Ambient particulate matter concentrations are associated with emergency/urgent care visits among individuals with asthma

Ambient Particulate Matter Linked to Emergency Asthma Care

Increase in asthma hospital visits with increasing ambient particulate matter in San Luis Valley
For patients with advanced heart failure who are listed for transplantation

Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts

Neurologic events, new requirement for dialysis, respiratory complications yield updated estimates
Association health plans will provide small businesses with more choices

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage

But AHPs may undermine ACA marketplace, as they are not required to comply with ACA regulations
There is no evidence to support the myth that milk increases mucus production from the lungs

No Evidence for Milk Increasing Mucus Production From Lungs

Patients perceive swallowing difficulty from thickness of saliva, but no real increase in mucus
Variables have been identified that predict escalated care for infants with bronchiolitis

Factors Predictive of Escalated Care in Infant Bronchiolitis ID’d

Include oxygen saturation < 90 percent, nasal flaring/grunting, apnea, retractions, age ≤2 months
How a situation is framed and the language used to describe risks can influence patients' decision-making

Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making

Docs should provide risks of both having treatment and not having treatment to minimize loss aversion
A de-escalation from triple therapy to indacaterol/glycopyrronium may lead to a small reduction in lung function in non-frequently exacerbating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease but no difference in exacerbations

Small Reduction in Lung Function With Tx De-Escalation in COPD

No difference in exacerbations with indacaterol/glycopyrronium for non-frequently exacerbating COPD
Sales of flavored electronic cigarette products have increased dramatically since 2012

Sales of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Up Since 2012

Flavored products as percent of all e-cig sales hit 19.8 percent; variations seen by product type, state

Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults

However, in post-ACA era, lesbian, gay, bisexual adults still report trouble affording care
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with shorter telomere length have worse health status

Worse Health Status With Shorter Telomere Length in COPD

Rate of exacerbation, risk of mortality up with shorter telomere length in placebo-treated patients