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Specific Environmental Factors Tied to Mortality Risk

Findings independent of individual-level risk factors

Inability to Balance on One Leg in Middle Age Tied to Premature Death

Additionally, ability to complete stance adds prognostic information beyond age, sex, and other established risk factors

Alarming Increase Seen in U.S. Deaths From Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Mortality rate increased more than threefold between 1999 and 2019

Maternal Deaths Up With Pregnancies Complicated by Cancer

U.S. prevalence of pregnancy complicated by cancer increased between 2016 and 2019

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Worse Noncardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings seen for older adults across sex, race, surgery type, and cardiac risk levels

Continued CPAP Use Cuts Risk for Death

Termination of CPAP therapy tied to higher first-year all-cause death and heart failure

Disparities in Life Expectancy by Race, Ethnicity, County Persist

In the U.S., increases in life expectancy were seen for Black, API, Latino, White populations, but no change seen for AIAN

More Sitting Time Tied to Mortality, CVD in Both Rich, Poor Countries

Association seen across countries at all economic levels but particularly among low- and lower-middle-income countries

COVID-19 Vaccines Cut Mortality With Heart Failure

Those who are partially vaccinated and unvaccinated face same increased risk, while boosted and fully vaccinated adults fare best

Race-Free eGFR Equation IDs Kidney Failure, Mortality Risk

Among race-free equations, findings support using creatinine and cystatin C