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Food Insecurity in the Medicare Population Associated With Income, Comorbidities, Psychiatric Health

Study data published in JAMA Internal Medicine highlight the significant burden that food insecurity poses to Medicare beneficiaries. Food insecurity was particularly prevalent among individuals under 65 years of age and those with dual Medicaid enrollment, low income, comorbid chronic conditions, depression, or anxiety. Investigators abstracted data from the 2016 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, which…

Maintaining Research Integrity at Academic Institutions

“Research misconduct represents clear and present dangers to academic institutions and their faculty, residents, students, and staff,” declared the authors of a review published in the American Journal of Medicine.1 The review, authored by thought leaders from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, discussed the consequences of…

Surgery Board Pass Rates Associated With Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Family Status

Certain sociodemographic factors are associated with rates of passing board examinations for general surgery trainees, according to study data published in JAMA Surgery. Specifically, resident race, ethnicity, sex, and family status at internship correlated with performance on examinations. Researchers suggest that efforts to address these discrepancies at the institutional level are needed to better represent…

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