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Articles from Physician's Briefings (July 22, 2019)

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Almost One in Four Adults ≥40 Takes Aspirin for CVD Prevention; Nearly half of U.S. adults aged 70 years or older without cardiovascular disease take aspirin. 256
Initial Sustained Remission Common in Rheumatoid Arthritis; Male sex, early RA, treatment-naive, shorter time to remission tied to greater likelihood of remission. 257
Light Therapy May Prevent Oral Mucositis for Some in Cancer Tx; Laser, other light tx recommended for patients treated with HSCT; head and neck RT with, without chemo. 235
More Screen Time Ups Risk for Depression in Adolescents; Social comparison and reinforcing spirals likely to blame. 318
New ACC/AHA Guidelines Detect More Cases of Gestational Hypertension; Applying new hypertension guidelines to pregnant women increased prevalence of high blood pressure. Medical condition overview 254
Nonprescription Antibiotic Use Seems Prevalent in the United States; Review shows prevalence varies from 1 to 66 percent depending on population characteristics. 230
Opioid Rx Education Insufficient for Plastic Surgery Trainees; Significantly more opioids prescribed by U.S. versus Canadian trainees for seven of eight procedures. 221
Pediatricians Can Play Role in Ensuring School Readiness; Study shows preschoolers with ADHD are more likely to have impaired school readiness. 318
Plant-Based Diets Inversely Linked to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes; Association was strengthened when healthy plant-based foods such as nuts and legumes were included. 260
Proportion of CRC Diagnoses Increased in Adults Younger Than 50; Younger adults presenting with colorectal cancer present with more advanced disease than older adults. 253
Rates of Anal Cancer Precursors High in Women Living With HIV; Authors call for new screening strategies for anal cancer prevention in women living with HIV. 254
Sleep Disorders Up Health Care Visits, Costs for Low Back Pain; However, sleep disorder does not lessen the impact of pain intensity, disability on health care utilization. 235
Smoking Has Long-Term Impact on Peripheral Artery Disease Risk; Risk for peripheral artery disease remains 30 years after smoking cessation. 267
State-Level Firearm Ownership Linked to Domestic Firearm Homicide; No correlation observed for firearm ownership with nondomestic firearm homicide. 237

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