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Archives of Internal Medicine Study Highlights

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012

Archives of Internal Medicine Study Highlights

  • Being overweight and obese during adolescence appears related to an increased risk of all-cause treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) during a 25-year period (Online First, see news release below).
  • A decline in the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack) in oneMinnesotacounty appears to be associated with the implementation of smoke-free workplace laws (Online First, see news release below).
  • A research letter that compares spending on the elderly by Canadian Medicare and U.S. Medicare programs suggests that U.S. Medicare spending per elderly enrollee increased from $1,215 in 1980 to $9,446 in 2009 (an inflation-adjusted increase of almost 199 percent), while the comparable increase for Canada was 73 percent (from $2,141 to $9,292). .

(Arch Intern Med. Published online October 29, 2012. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.85; doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.46; doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.272. Available pre-embargo to the media at http://media.jamanetwork.com.)

Editor’s Note: Please see the articles for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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