Study looks at trends before and after 2016 guide for prescribers was released.
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Data from use of virtual visits with health providers show disparities in access, use and attitudes before and during the pandemic.
Women, people in their 50s and early 60s, and those in fair or poor health most likely to report worse depression, anxiety, sleep and overall mental health in past year.
Study shows even after in-person care restarted, women were 20% to 30% less likely to get such services than in 2019, especially those from lower-income and higher-minority areas
Genetic predisposition plays a role in individuals’ reaction to abrupt change in sleep schedule; findings could have implications for other situations.
More studies needed, but those with largest financial barrier benefit most, analysis shows, as legal challenge mounted against the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing-reduction mandate.