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Diabetes Distress Common at Large Midwestern University

In a large university population, the prevalence of diabetes distress is high, and high diabetes distress levels are associated with lower diabetes quality of life for both type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus patients, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Patients With Rheumatic Disease Often Have Trouble Accessing Care

Americans with rheumatic disease struggle to access affordable specialty care, according to a national patient survey released by the American College of Rheumatology in conjunction with Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month.

New York State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Using his executive powers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a ban on most flavored electronic cigarettes in the state.

Continued Use Low Three Months After ED Opioid Rx for Acute Pain

Opioid use at three months after an emergency department visit where opioids were prescribed for acute pain is relatively low and not necessarily tied to opioid misuse, according to a study published in the August issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.

Medicaid Expansion Increases Access to Kidney Transplants

There was an increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive kidney transplants among patients with end-stage renal disease living in Medicaid expansion states versus nonexpansion states, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses to 380

U.S. health officials have revised downward the number of cases of severe lung injury linked to vaping, from more than 450 cases cited last week to the total of 380 cases announced late Thursday.

HIV Infection May Raise Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

HIV infection is independently associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 17 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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