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During the last 18 years

No Change Seen in Processed Meat Consumption by U.S. Adults

During same period, mean consumption decreased for unprocessed red meat, increased for poultry
Incident atrial fibrillation is associated with increased dementia risk in elderly populations

Incident A-Fib Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Oral anticoagulant use has preventive effect on dementia development in patients with incident AF
Common conditions are keeping many patients from participating in knee cartilage research studies

Many Patients Excluded From Knee Cartilage Research Studies

Authors say trial results could be much more robust, reflective of patient population with greater inclusion
Cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator implantation is associated with better outcomes than an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for patients with nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay but not for those with right bundle branch block

Some Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From CRT Defibrillator

Findings seen in patients with non-left bundle branch block eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy
The first states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw the largest increases in colorectal cancer screening from 2012 to 2016

First States to Expand Medicaid Had Largest Bump in Cancer Screening

States expanding Medicaid later had screening rates more comparable to nonexpansion states
In the United States

2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years

Season was of moderate severity and lasted 21 weeks; illness mainly attributed to influenza A viruses
Women have poor awareness of alcohol's role in breast cancer risk

Most Women Unaware Alcohol Poses Breast Cancer Risk

Screening and outpatient clinic appointments may offer opportunity for prevention intervention
Vitamin D supplementation is not associated with a reduced risk for major adverse cardiovascular events

Meta-Analysis Does Not Link Vitamin D Supplements, Drop in MACE

Vitamin D supplementation not linked to reduction in risk for major adverse cardiovascular events
For high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

Restricting Blood Transfusions OK in Cardiac Surgery

Restrictive approach does not increase risk for acute kidney injury in high-risk patients
The new editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is Eric J. Rubin

New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief

Eric J. Rubin succeeds Jeffrey Drazen, who has been the editor-in-chief since 2000