Population Health and Disparities
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Association of Combination Statin and Antihypertensive Therapy With Reduced Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Risk
Drugs already being used to treat high blood pressure and cholesterol could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a new Schaeffer Center study of nearly 700,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
Rubber Meeting the Road: Access to Comprehensive Stroke Care in the Face of Traffic
The researchers analyzed how long it took Los Angeles County emergency medical services to transport patients to CSCs, and found that traffic conditions affect consistent access, particularly in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods.
States Need to Wake up to Public Health Risks From Cannabis
Legalizing cannabis brings states notable benefits, like a boost in tax revenues. But they’ve pushed public health considerations to the sidelines.
National Trends in Mental Health-Related Emergency Department Visits by Children and Adults, 2009–2015
Utilization of emergency department services for mental health-related visits can be challenging for hospitals to manage. This study showed mental health-related visits grew by 56 percent for pediatric patients and by almost 41 percent for adults.
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