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Community-based diabetes screening in barbershops owned by black individuals is feasible and can identify undiagnosed diabetes

Community-Based Diabetes Screening Feasible in Barbershops

About one-third of those asked to participate were successfully tested; 9.0 percent had HbA1c ≥6.5 percent
Most measures of unmet need for physician services in the United States have not improved since 1998 despite gains in health insurance coverage

Unmet Need for Physician Care Not Improving With More Insured

Despite coverage increases since 1998, most measures of unmet need not showing improvement
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
Transitional care services are cost-effective for the postdischarge management of older patients with heart failure

Model Shows Transitional Care Cost-Effective in Heart Failure

All three transitional care interventions more costly and effective than standard care
Prehospital administration of epinephrine may aid pediatric patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

Prehospital Epinephrine Aids Out-of-Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Arrests

Study shows improved return of circulation following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest but not improved survival
Many family or unpaid caregivers report never speaking with older adults' health care workers

Many Family Caregivers Never Speak to Health Care Workers

Likelihood of being asked about needing help up for those who interacted often with health care workers
For vitamin D-deficient overweight and obese children

Effects of Vit D Correction on CV Health Studied in Obese Children

No change seen in endothelial function, but reductions in BP, fasting glucose concentration seen at six months
For men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the Veterans Affairs health system

Outcomes No Worse for Black Veterans With Prostate Cancer

For men in VA health system, blacks do not present with more advanced disease or have higher mortality
Either tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine or tetanus toxoid

Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses

Either Tdap or Td also allowed for tetanus prophylaxis in wound management, catch-up immunization doses
Implementation of network-wide quality improvement activities may improve survival without morbidity in very preterm infants

Quality Improvement in NICU May Cut Morbidity in Preemies

Practice changes linked to increase in survival without major morbidity for infants born at 23 to 32 weeks