New Film Documents Campaign for Universal Abortion Pill Access in the U.S.

New Film Documents Campaign for Universal Abortion Pill Access in

Plan C co-founders Amy Merrill, Francine Coeytaux and Elisa Wells with filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos (second from left). (Courtesy of Plan C) As abortion rights have rapidly deteriorated in recent years, reproductive health advocates and activist clinicians across the U.S. have been working hard to increase abortion pill access in all 50 states, even states … Read more

Astronomers capitalize on early access to James Webb Space Telescope data

Journal Reference: Vivian U, Thomas Lai, Marina Bianchin, Raymond P. Remigio, Lee Armus, Kirsten L. Larson, Tanio Díaz-Santos, Aaron Evans, Sabrina Stierwalt, David R. Law, Matthew A. Malkan, Sean Linden, Yiqing Song, Paul P. van der Werf, Tianmu Gao, George C. Privon, Anne M. Medling, Loreto Barcos-Muñoz, Christopher C. Hayward, Hanae Inami, Jeff Rich, Susanne … Read more

High blood pressure consciousness, control improved with better access to primary health care

Journal Reference: Jiajun Luo, Muhammad G. Kibriya, Paul Zakin, Andrew Craver, Liz Connellan, Saira Tasmin, Tamar Polonsky, Karen Kim, Habibul Ahsan, Briseis Aschebrook-Kilfoy. Urban Spatial Accessibility of Primary Care and Hypertension Control and Awareness on Chicago’s South Side: A Study From the COMPASS Cohort. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2022; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.121.008845 According to the … Read more

Access to paid sick leave linked to lower mortality rate among US adult workers

Journal Reference: Douglas A. Wolf, Jennifer Karas Montez, Shannon M. Monnat. U.S. State Preemption Laws and Working-Age Mortality. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2022.06.005 “State preemption laws that protect profits over people may be shortening the lives of working-age Americans,” said co-investigator Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD, Aging Studies Institute and Center for Aging … Read more

Recreational marijuana access reduces demand for prescription drugs

Journal Reference: Shyam Raman, Ashley Bradford. Recreational cannabis legalizations associated with reductions in prescription drug utilization among Medicaid enrollees. Health Economics, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/hec.4519 When states legalize marijuana, the volume of prescriptions within the drug classes that align with the medical indications for pain, depression, anxiety, sleep, psychosis and seizures significantly decline, the researchers found. … Read more

Can an image-based electrocardiographic algorithm improve access to care in remote settings?

Journal Reference: Veer Sangha, Bobak J. Mortazavi, Adrian D. Haimovich, Antônio H. Ribeiro, Cynthia A. Brandt, Daniel L. Jacoby, Wade L. Schulz, Harlan M. Krumholz, Antonio Luiz P. Ribeiro, Rohan Khera. Automated multilabel diagnosis on electrocardiographic images and signals. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29153-3 The team led by Dr. Rohan Khera, assistant professor … Read more

Global disparities persist in opioid painkiller access

Journal Reference: Chengsheng Ju, Li Wei, Kenneth K C Man, Zixuan Wang, Tian-Tian Ma, Adrienne Y L Chan, Ruth Brauer, Celine S L Chui, Esther W Chan, Yogini H Jani, Yingfen Hsia, Ian C K Wong, Wallis C Y Lau. Global, regional, and national trends in opioid analgesic consumption from 2015 to 2019: a longitudinal … Read more