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Baclofen Can Cut Cocaine Cravings
The use of baclofen, typically used for spasms in spinal cord injury patients, can significantly reduce craving triggers for cocaine-addicted patients.
Newly Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Are Healthier
Persons newly eligible for expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are not sicker than pre-ACA enrollees, according to research published online March 26 in Health Affairs.
Early Elevation of Cardiac Risk Worsens Cognition in Midlife
Higher levels of cumulative exposure to cardiovascular risk factors from early to middle adulthood may worsen cognition in midlife, according to research published online March 31 in Circulation.
Patients Select Fewer New Doctors at Bottom of Tiered Ranking
Patients are less likely to select a new physician ranked in the bottom of a tiered network, but often don't switch if their current physician is ranked at the bottom, according to research published online March 11 in Health Services Research.
American Medical Association Provides Resources to Aid Physicians
The American Medical Association has released resources to help doctors confront policy jumpers who may pose a financial risk to physicians during the Affordable Care Act's 90-day premium grace period, according to an article published March 25 in Medical Economics.
The Neurobiological Driver of Cravings for Dirt and Other Drugs
What do you crave: food, material possessions, love, attention, sex, sugar, chocolate, drugs, alcohol, praise, or power? For hundreds of thousands of people around the world, the answer is dirt.
Mental Work Demands Affect Later Cognitive Functioning
The mental demands of one's job may have a protective effect on cognitive functioning even after retirement, according to a study published online March 17 in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
Brain Enzyme Targeted by Epilepsy Medication Contributes to Sleep Loss
Research in fruit flies shows an enzyme commonly targeted by epilepsy medications contributes to sleep loss, according to research published in Molecular Psychiatry.
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Impacts Later Cognitive Function
Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with better verbal memory and faster psychomotor speed 25 years later, according to a study published online April 2 in Neurology.
Normalizing Blood Pressure May Prevent a Second Stroke
Although many clinicians presumed patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation near their stroke site should have their blood pressure left high to prevent a second stroke, a study published in Neurology found lowering blood pressure to normal levels reduces subsequent stroke risk more effectively.
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