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The package also extends many health programs that had expired, repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and adds $6 billion to address the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News
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Two public health crises, the epidemics of chronic pain and of opioid misuse, are creating challenges for cancer pain management.
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Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment.
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Expert panel recommends five action steps for treating opioid abuse and its intersecting epidemics
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Obesity has increased at an alarming rate over the last few decades; so much so that it is now considered a global epidemic. Obesity is linked to several associated conditions that decrease life expectancy and increase health care costs. Direct medical costs associated with obesity include preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services. In 2008 dollars, these costs were estimated to be $147 billion. Indirect costs relate to “absenteeism” (costs due to employees being absent from work for obesity-related…
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Conclusions: There is an urgent need to strengthen HIV testing programs throughout Europe, particularly in the eastern subregion, and to remove constraints hampering access to testing and care. Recent changes to treatment guidelines should help reduce the numbers diagnosed not treated.
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This study was conducted in Alameda County, California, a large, urban/suburban county with an HIV epidemic mirroring the national HIV epidemic. Methods: From January 2016 to March 2017, 30 AAMSM, LMSM, and transgender women were trained as peer recruiters and asked to distribute 5 self-test kits to MSM social network members and support those who test positive in linking to care. Testers completed an online survey after their test. We compared peer-distributed HIVST testing outcomes to outcomes from Alameda County's targeted, community-based HIV testing programs using χ2 tests. Results: Peer-distributed HIVST to...
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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Steps should be taken to integrate treatment at the intersection of opioid use disorder (OUD) and related HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infectious disease epidemics, according to an Ideas and Opinion piece published...
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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Recommendations have been developed for addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community; the recommendations are presented in an article published in the June issue of the Journal of Racial and Ethnic...
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We describe the literature on short and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with prenatal opioid exposure, highlighting sex differences and the role of early life stress. We conclude by prioritizing avenues for future research for this group of underserved women and their children at risk for neurodevelopmental delays.
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