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Parents Struggling to Provide for Families During Pandemic
Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services
African-Americans More Likely to Be Hospitalized With COVID-19
U.K. Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 Are More Often Male
USPSTF: Little Evidence Interventions Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Youth
Primary Care Providers Report More Workplace Burnout, Anxiety
WHO Suspends Testing of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Patients
New Medicare Benefit Would Limit Insulin Copays to $35 a Month
Three Trajectories of Picky Eating Identified in Children
Placental Injury Seen in Pregnant Women With SARS-CoV-2
Adenovirus Type-5 Vectored COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise
Hydroxychloroquine Plus Macrolides No Benefit in COVID-19
Remdesivir Beats Placebo for Time to COVID-19 Recovery
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Age, Sex, History of Diabetes Predict Intubation in COVID-19
U.S. Offers $1.2 Billion to Drug Company for COVID-19 Vaccine Research
U.S. Government Seeks Deal With Private Industry to Boost Supply of Medical Equipment
CDC: COVID-19 Not Spread Easily From Contaminated Surfaces
Weight in Adolescence Tied to Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes
Biomechanical Footwear May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis Outcomes
ED Chest X-Ray Score Predicts COVID-19 Outcomes in Adults <50
Cardiac Decompensation Seen in Children Following COVID-19
No SARS-CoV-2 ID'd in Asymptomatic Pregnant Women in Los Angeles
Rate of Stroke Low in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19
CDC: Live Poultry Linked to Salmonella Cases in 28 States
CDC Says Test All Newborns of Mothers With Confirmed, Suspected COVID-19
Higher Number of Pregnancy Losses Tied to Subsequent Type 2 Diabetes
Deaths From Alcohol, Drugs, Suicide Topped 150,000 in 2018
Asthma Tied to Longer COVID-19 Intubation Time
Musculoskeletal Malformations Up With Fluconazole in Pregnancy
Decrease Seen in Child Vaccination Coverage During COVID-19
Some Children With COVID-19 Require Admission, PICU Care
Sales of Johnson's Baby Powder Halted in U.S., Canada
Global Practice Guidelines Issued by International Society of Hypertension
Age, CRP Up Risk for Mortality in Diabetes With COVID-19
Multiple Genes Predispose Black Women to Breast Cancer
Obesity Tied to Increased Risk for Progression to Severe COVID-19
Mental Health Symptoms Up for Medics Dealing With COVID-19
Higher Intake of Whole-Fat Dairy May Cut Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.
Hydroxychloroquine Does Not Improve COVID-19 Pneumonia Outcomes
28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19
Factors ID'd for Positive SARS-CoV-2 Test Result in Primary Care
CMS: Use 'Extreme Caution' in Reopening Nursing Homes
Fruit-, Veggie-Rich Diet May Soon Lower Markers for Cardiac Injury
Social Distancing Policies Reduced COVID-19 Growth Rate
Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response
Guidance Issued for Osteoporosis Management During COVID-19
No Improvements Seen in Meeting AAP Vitamin D Intake Guidelines
Cough May Not Appear in Young Children With COVID-19
Convalescent Plasma Appears Promising for Severe COVID-19
Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
COVID-19 Cases Increased More Rapidly With No Stay-at-Home Order in Iowa
FDA: Abbott Rapid COVID-19 Test Could Miss Infections
NIH: Large-Scale Testing of Some COVID-19 Vaccines Could Start in July
Intensive Blood Pressure Control Tied to Lower Atrial Fibrillation Risk
Distracted Driving Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Crash Fatalities
Early Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Leads to Less Weight Gain
Interferon-α2b May Shorten Viral Shedding Duration in COVID-19
ACP Advises Against Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
Kawasaki-Like Disease Incidence Up After Start of SARS-CoV-2
Opt-Out Universal Hep C Screening in Emergency Dept Is Useful
Prevalence of Postpartum Depressive Symptoms 13.2 Percent
Poll: One in Seven Older Adults Report Food Insecurity
Bowel Abnormalities Described in Inpatients With COVID-19
Graduated Compression Stockings May Not Be Needed After Surgery
Guidance Issued for Acute Large Vessel CVA During COVID-19 Pandemic
Meta-Analysis Links Smoking to COVID-19 Disease Progression
Improvements Seen in Some Cognitive Domains With Aerobic Exercise
COVID-19 Fatality Rate High for Heart Transplant Recipients
Cannabis Smoking May Increase Risk for Fungal Infection
Live Biotherapeutic Promising for Prevention of Bacterial Vaginosis
Sickness Presenteeism Common With Influenza-Like Illness
Doctors Should Watch for Pediatric Inflammatory Syndrome With COVID-19
Plan in Place to Up Production of Prefilled Syringes for Future COVID-19 Vaccine
Grip Strength May Help ID Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Healthy Adults
Experts Discuss Strategy for Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages May Increase Risk for CVD in Women
Burden of Osteoarthritis Increasing in Most Countries
Addition of Zinc May Benefit Some Being Treated for COVID-19
USPSTF Urges Behavioral Counseling for Those With CVD Risk
Olfactory Dysfunction Most Often Occurs by Third Day of COVID-19
Risk Score May Predict Critical Illness at COVID-19 Admission
Doctors Without Borders Team Sent to Navajo Nation to Fight COVID-19
Thigh Circumference Tied to Hypertension Risk
Long-Term Flavonoid Intake Tied to Lower Alzheimer Risk
Established ARDS Therapy Aids Many Critically Ill With COVID-19
Severe Illness Reported in Some Children With COVID-19
Pediatric Vaccine Ordering Has Decreased During COVID-19
Crude Link ID'd for Vitamin D Levels, COVID-19 Cases, Death
Hydroxychloroquine Has No Impact on Outcomes in COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 Spreads Rapidly Through Skilled Nursing Facilities
2007 to 2016 Saw Increase in Peds ED Visits for Mental Health
Anakinra May Reduce Systemic Inflammation in COVID-19
Epidemic Growth of COVID-19 Not Linked to Latitude, Temperature
Triple Antiviral Therapy Promising for Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19
FDA Approves First Antigen Test to Quickly Spot COVID-19
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
FDA Approves First At-Home Saliva Test for COVID-19
Most Jurisdictions Report COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities
Symptomatic COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate 1.3 Percent in U.S.
FDA Slashes Number of Approved Chinese Makers of N95 Masks
Incidence of Psych Morbidity Up With Spinal Cord Injury
Deaths of Despair Likely to Increase During Pandemic
Asthma, COPD Medication Adherence Up During Pandemic
CDC: Prevalence of Hypertension Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder a Professional Concern for Nurses
Doubt Cast on Notion That New Strain of COVID-19 Is More Infectious
Link Found Between Body Size in Childhood, Later Life Disease
Cardio-Obstetrics Team Key to Managing CVD in Pregnancy
GI Symptoms Seen in Less Than 10 Percent of COVID-19 Patients
Health Care Workers at Risk From Mental Burden of COVID-19
Human Trials of Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Begin in U.S.
New Coronavirus Strain More Contagious, Scientists Say
HIV+ Men Are Not Receiving STD Testing, Prevention Services
Guideline Issued for Nonsevere, Severe COVID-19 Therapy
Well-Controlled Blood Glucose May Improve COVID-19 Outcomes
Michigan Nursing Homes More Prepared for Pandemics Than in 2007
Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity Varies Across Neighborhoods
USPSTF Recommends Hep B Screening for Those at Increased Risk
PPE With More Coverage Ups Protection, but Harder to Don, Doff
Variation Seen in COVID-19 Tests, Hospitalization, Deaths Across NYC
Race and Income Influence Risk for Severe COVID-19
ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Not Linked to Risk for COVID-19
Sleep Apnea Tied to High Blood Glucose Levels Among Blacks
Evolocumab Does Not Impact Cognition in Atherosclerotic CVD
FDA Goes After Unproven COVID-19 Antibody Tests
Recommendations Made for PPE Use by HCPs in COVID-19 Care
Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Seen in China After COVID-19
Patients With Cancer Seem More Vulnerable to COVID-19
Early Awake Proning for COVID-19 Improves Oxygen Saturation
Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Ups Risk for QTc Prolongation
With Many States Reopening, COVID-19 Testing Levels Still Too Low
During Outbreak, Most Pregnant Women Had High Zika Awareness
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate Increased for Cancer Patients
Fear of COVID-19 Keeping Adults From Emergency Care
Symptomatic Health Care Staff in U.K. Screened for COVID-19
Guidelines Recommended for ECMO Use in Setting of Pandemic
Almost All COVID-19 Patients Have Diminished Sense of Smell
Many Health Care Workers Face Risk for Poor Outcomes With COVID-19
David Shulkin, M.D., on COVID-19 Financial Consequences for Health Care System
GI Manifestations Seen for Nearly One in Three With SARS-CoV-2
Primary PCI Remains Standard of Care for STEMI During COVID-19
USPSTF: Behavioral Interventions Likely Prevent Tobacco Use
Low Vitamin D, Smoking Predict Worse Cognitive Function in MS
Most SARS-CoV-2-Positive Pregnant Women Asymptomatic at Screening
National Coronavirus Testing Strategy Announced as U.S. Cases Top 1 Million
Patients Aged 60 to 69 Most Often Hospitalized With COVID-19
Neurologic Features Tied to ARDS in Severe COVID-19 Described
Roadmap Developed for Resuming Elective Surgery During COVID-19
WHO: No Evidence COVID-19 Survivors Cannot Be Reinfected
FDA Warns of Bogus Claims by Makers of Hand Sanitizer
FDA Bans Products That Help Kids Hide Vape Use From Parents
Surprise Billing Found for Visits to Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Pulse Oximetry May Be Overused in Infants With Bronchiolitis
Mobile BP Monitoring Does Not Change Outcomes After Myocardial Infarction
Direct Medical Costs of COVID-19 Infection Are Considerable
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Americans Report Concerns Over Their Mental Health During Pandemic
HTN, Obesity, Diabetes Common in U.S. COVID-19 Patients
COVID-19 Pandemic Delays FDA Review of Vaping Products
FDA Warns About Treating COVID-19 With Unproven Drugs
Survey Finds Anesthesiologists Prepared for COVID-19 Patients
COVID-19 Outcomes Worse With Diabetes, Hyperglycemia
Vegetable Intake Before Pregnancy Tied to Birth Outcomes
Review: MMR, MMRV, MMR+V Vaccines Are Effective, Safe
Prevalence of Hypertension in U.S. 45.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018
SARS-CoV-2 Stays in Respiratory Samples Longer in Severely Ill
More Than One in Five Children in Home Confinement Report Depression
COVID-19-Linked Changes Reported in Rheumatic Disease Patient Care
CDC: More Chemical Exposures Reported in January to March 2020
SARS-CoV-2 Can Spread Rapidly in Homeless Shelters
'Health Force' to Combat Pandemic Proposed by U.S. Senators
Yoga Cuts Testosterone in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Higher Manganese Intake May Be Tied to Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Chronic Conditions, Obesity Common in Fatal Cases of EVALI
Lopinavir/Ritonavir, Umifenovir Ineffective for Mild COVID-19
AAD Establishes Registry for Skin Manifestations of COVID-19
Mild, No Symptoms Seen for Most Children With SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Visual Impairment May Up Risk for Dementia in Older Women
Firework-Related ED Visits Peak Around Independence Day
Processed Meat, Unhealthy Snack Food Networks Tied to Dementia
Hydroxychloroquine Seems Not to Cut Ventilator Use in COVID-19
Alone, Low Vitamin D Does Not Cause Osteoporotic Fractures
Obesity Ups Risk for COVID-19 Severity
Premature Mortality Rates Up for CAD in Women From Rural U.S.
ST-Segment Elevation Described in Patients With COVID-19
2015 to 2018 Saw High Total Cholesterol for 11.4 Percent of U.S. Adults
USPSTF Notes Evidence Lacking for BP Screening in Children
COVID-19 Tied to Unique Nasal Symptoms
Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 Pandemic Explored
FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Test That Uses Samples Collected at Home
LA County COVID-19 Infections Far Exceed Number of Confirmed Cases
Smoking Only in Early Pregnancy Still Puts Baby at Risk
Bundled Rapid HIV/Hep C Testing May Improve Infection Awareness
More Screen Time for Babies Tied to Autism-Like Symptoms
176,190 U.S. Children Estimated to Have SARS-CoV-2 by April 6, 2020
Most Older Adults With New Dementia Die Within Five Years
Public Health Measures Cut COVID-19 Transmission in Hong Kong
Lab Protocol Failures Led to Ineffective COVID-19 Tests From CDC
Child Obesity Linked to Higher Mortality Risk in Young Adulthood
Diabetes Increases Risk for Poorer Prognosis in COVID-19
Benefit of Social Distancing Outweighs Economic Impact
COVID-19 Patients May Require ENT Consults for Varied Reasons
AAP Updates Guidance for Care of Infants Born at Home
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
CDC Looks at Transmission of COVID-19 to Health Care Workers
Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Stable in Iceland
Insomnia Common Among Medical Staff During COVID-19 in China
Asthma Not Common in COVID-19 Patients Who Have Died
Scientists Design Protective Respirator for Health Care Workers
Risk for Severe COVID-19 May Be Up in People With COPD, Smokers
Higher Vitamin D From Food May Protect Against Heart Disease
Removal of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Likely Ineffective
IDSA Issues Rapid Guidelines for Treatment of COVID-19
Recurrent Winter Outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 Projected
Sharp Drop in Demand Seen for COVID-19 Tests at Private Labs
FDA Urges COVID-19 Survivors to Donate Plasma
CRISPR-Based Test Can Diagnose COVID-19 in Under 60 Minutes
Prevalence of Autoimmunity May Be on the Rise
BP Levels Influence Racial Differences in Cognitive Decline
Guidance Developed for Treating Cardiac Arrest During COVID-19
Uninsurance for Poor New Moms Down With ACA Medicaid Expansion
Guidance Issued for Breast Cancer Care During COVID-19
Regardless of Genetics, Obesity Ups Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Surgery Department Outlines Rapid Response to COVID-19
Compliance With Self-Isolation Influenced by Compensation
Survey Shows Lack of COVID-19 Concern Even Among Those at Risk
Obesity Is Risk Factor for COVID-19 Hospital Admission in <60s
Kidney Injury Up During Pregnancy-Related Hospitalizations
Intubation Initiated in One in Five Who Died of COVID-19 in China
Common Coronaviruses Are Highly Seasonal
CDC: Overall Prevalence of Self-Reported Hypertension 32.4 Percent
Public Health Interventions Improved COVID-19 Control in Wuhan
SARS-CoV-2 Contamination of Air, Surfaces Examined in ICU, Wards
Review: Quarantine Effective for Reducing Infection, Death
Smell, Taste Impairment Linked to COVID-19 Positivity
CDC: Public Policy Measures Important for Social Distancing
U.S. Government Says COVID-19 Antibody Tests Must Be Free
First Saliva Test for COVID-19 Approved by FDA
Model Forecasts When COVID-19 Demand Will Exceed Capacity
Overweight, Obese Preschoolers Have Higher Risk for Fractures
COVID-19 RNA Detectable in Patient Fecal Matter
First Wave of COVID-19 Abated With Control Measures in China
Medical Masks May Be Sufficient During COVID-19 Routine Care
Being Born Via C-Section May Up Risk for T2DM in Adulthood
Survey IDs Those Most Affected by One-Month COVID-19 Lockdown
High Rates of Appropriate E-Consults Seen Across Specialties
Chloroquine COVID-19 Trial Stopped After Patient Deaths
COVID-19 Antibody Tests Underway in California
Guidance Issued for Infants Born to Mothers With COVID-19
Mechanical Ventilation Needed by Most COVID-19 Patients in ICU
Recommendations Issued for Use of Imaging in Adults With COVID-19
Most Home BP Devices Available Online Are Not Validated
CDC Report Details Geographic Variation in U.S. COVID-19 Cases, Deaths
Remdesivir May Improve Oxygen-Support Class in Severe COVID-19
Dogs, Coloring Lower Stress in Emergency Department Workers
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Contact Tracing ID'd Large Multifamily COVID-19 Cluster in Chicago
Neurologic Effects Seen in a Third of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Temperature, UV Radiation Not Linked to Incidence of COVID-19
FDA Approves New Way to Decontaminate N95 Face Masks
Younger Onset of T2DM Tied to Poorer Initial Glycemic Control
Adult Smoking, Cessation Tied to Smoking Intensity in Adolescence
Anxiety Up for Nonmedical Health Care Workers Versus Those on Front Lines
Face Masks Offer Slight Protective Effect From Flu-Like Illness
Current Models for COVID-19 Diagnosis, Prognosis Unreliable
Doctors Report on Four COVID-19 Infections in Newborns in China
Another COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Begins in the United States
FDA Warns of False Claims That Chlorine Dioxide Can Treat COVID-19
NIH Launches Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
COVID-19 Came to New York City From Europe, Not Asia
Clinical Trial Underway to Test Nitric Oxide in COVID-19 Patients
Suppressing Stomach Acid May Up Intestinal Growth of MDROs
HHS Report Looks at Hospital Experiences With COVID-19
ATS Provides Interim Guidance for Management of COVID-19
Convalescent Plasma Treatment Promising in Severe COVID-19
Parents' Mental Illness Tied to Higher Injury Rate in Offspring
Older Adults, Men, Preexisting Conditions Tied to COVID-19 Death
Children With COVID-19 Do Not Always Have Cough, Fever
COVID-19 Killing Two Times More Men Than Women in NYC
CDC Removes Prescribing Guidelines for Antimalarial Drugs
Claims-Based Frailty Index Can Improve Cost Prediction
Children Have Milder Disease Course, Better COVID-19 Prognosis
Review Explores Use of Menstruation, Fertility Apps
Guidelines Developed for COVID-19 Patients in ICU
Surgical, Cotton Masks Not Effective for Filtering SARS-CoV-2
CDC: 1999 to 2018 Saw 35 Percent Increase in Suicide Rates
Most COVID-19 Fatalities Are Men Over 50 With Chronic Disease
USPSTF Against Bacterial Vaginosis Screening to Prevent Preterm Delivery
Compliance Higher if Stay-at-Home Extensions Are Shorter Than Thought
Side Effects Seen With Use of Chloroquine Against COVID-19
'Mod' E-Cigarette Users Smoke More Cigarettes One Year Later
School Closures Could Further Complicate COVID-19 Effort
Recommendations Issued for GI Procedures During COVID-19
Social Distancing Minimizes COVID-19 Spread in Assisted Living
Majority of Physicians Report Serious Concerns About COVID-19
FDA Authorizes Use of Chinese-Approved Masks in United States
Heart Disease Risk Up for First-Time Mothers With Preeclampsia
Recent Decline in Heart Attacks Greater in Men Than Women
Comorbidity, Age, Time to Treatment Linked to COVID-19 Progression
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Might Aid in Severe COVID-19
High Fiber Consumption Linked to Reduced Risk for Breast Cancer
Sentinel Surveillance Can Help Monitor Epidemiology of COVID-19
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Model Projects COVID-19 Deaths in Italy Through Mid-April
Presymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 ID'd in Singapore
Test Vaccine Elicits Strong Ab Response to SARS-CoV-2 in Mice
COPD Independent Risk Factor for Lung Cancer
Gastrointestinal Symptoms Common in COVID-19 Patients
N.Y. Hospital Converts Sleep Apnea Machines Into Ventilators
COVID-19 Outbreak Described in Long-Term Care Facility
Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA
ENDO: Real-World Data Analyzed for Use of Insulin Pump in T1DM
Racial Disparities Seen for Insurance Coverage Around Time of Pregnancy
Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy May Up Fracture Risk in Children
Weight Loss Modest for Most Macronutrient Diets
Transmission Control Measures Tied to Delay in COVID-19 Growth
Severe COVID-19 Risk Up With Existing Health Conditions in U.S.
Imported Masks, Other Medical Supplies Arriving in U.S.
FDA Pulls Heartburn Drug Zantac From Market
Half of People With COVID-19 Do Not Have Symptoms, Iceland Testing Shows
ENDO: Glycemic Control Good for Regular Human Insulin With V-Go
Four Trajectories of Peer Victimization ID'd Across Childhood
Persistent Positive SARS-CoV-2 Found in Sputum, Feces Samples
Patients With Mild COVID-19 May Present With Digestive Symptoms
Ocular Abnormalities Seen in One-Third of COVID-19 Patients
U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Could Reach 240,000, Task Force Warns
Decontamination Method Adopted to Ease N95 Mask Shortage
Case Fatality Ratio for COVID-19 Estimated at 1.38 Percent
WHO Issues Guidance on Prevention of COVID-19 at LTCFs
Exclusive Breastfeeding for First Three Months May Cut Allergy Risk
ENDO: Diabetes Diminishes Weight Loss Effect of Bariatric Surgery
Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds
Preventionists Report Widespread Shortages of Protective Equipment
Statement Issued on Use of Anesthesia Machines as Ventilators
Artificial Intelligence Framework May Predict ARDS in COVID-19
U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City
ASA Warns Against Multiple Patients Per Ventilator
Patients Viral Positive for Days After COVID-19 Resolution
President Extends Social Distancing to April 30 as COVID-19 Cases Surge
Pregnancy-Related Factors Linked to Risk for Psychosis in Child
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
PPE Negative for SARS-CoV-2 After Patient Contact
Vitamin C May Reduce Ventilation Time in Critically Ill Patients
Online Patient Portal Access Aids Diabetes Management
ACC: Increase Seen in Death Rates Due to Hypertension-Related CVD
ACC: E-Cigarette Use Continues to Rise
Elastomeric Half-Mask Respirator Training Feasible in Health Care
Three Neonates Born to Mothers With COVID-19 ID'd as Positive
Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training
Restricting Activities in Wuhan Until April Could Slow COVID-19 Peak
Prophylactic Manual Acupuncture Reduces Migraine Days
Lung Recruitability Can Be Assessed at Bedside in COVID-19
Increased Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Seen in Cancer Patients in Wuhan
Model Shows Combined Efforts May Cut SARS-CoV-2 Infections
FDA Warns of Defective EpiPen Dangers
Proton Pump Inhibitors May Up Fracture Risk in Children
Guidance Issued for Perioperative Management of COVID-19 Patients
CDC: Prevalence of Any Past, Present Hep B Infection 4.3 Percent
National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028
36 Percent of Available Hospital Beds Unoccupied on Typical Day
Cardiac Injury Linked to Increased Mortality in COVID-19
Many Children in the United States Still Have Poor Diets
Shortages Seen for Drugs That Show Promise Against COVID-19
Anesthesia Procedure Outlined for Emergency Surgery in COVID-19 Patients
Information on COVID-19 Provided for Gastroenterologists
Plant-Based Proteins Can Help Cut Risk for Coronary Heart Disease
Recommendations Issued for Pediatric Abuse-Related Head Trauma
IDSA Issues Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing
Article Addresses Management of Cancer Care During COVID-19
Mental Health at Risk for Health Care Workers Treating COVID-19
Misconceptions ID'd About COVID-19 Among General Public
CDC: Modest Decreases Seen in TB Cases, TB-Related Deaths
More Americans Recognizing Importance of COVID-19 Safety Measures
Guidance Issued for Prenatal Care in Setting of COVID-19
COVID-19 Point-of-Care Diagnostic Granted Emergency Use Authorization
National Guard Activated in Three States as U.S. COVID-19 Cases Rise
Young Cancer Survivors Have More Financial, Food Insecurity
E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Clover Sprouts Rises to 39 Cases in Six States
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Statement Addresses Concerns About Heart Meds and COVID-19
Tool Aids Safe Fasting for T2DM Patients Observing Ramadan
2nd Trimester Antibiotic Exposure May Up Risk for Offspring Obesity
Most Emergency Providers Have Little Firearms Safety Experience
Serial Interval of COVID-19 Estimated at 3.96 Days
2017 to 2018 Saw Drop in Overdose Death Rates Involving Opioids
Digestive Symptoms Reported for About Half of COVID-19 Patients
Transmission of COVID-19 Among Crew on Cruise Ship Investigated
COVID-19 Epidemic in Iran Likely to Be Substantial
Staff Collaboration Not Lowered by Internationally Trained Nurses
Metformin Could Reduce Obesity in Children
Demographics May Predict Choice to Not Vaccinate Children
Copper Intrauterine Devices Tied to Lower Risk for Cervical Cancer
Teens Who Try E-Cigs First Less Likely to Smoke Cigarettes
Chat Users Report Flu-Like Symptoms With Keto Diet
Children Susceptible to COVID-19 but Less Severely Affected
Medicare Expands Telemedicine Coverage During COVID-19 Pandemic
Graphic Health Warnings Coming for U.S. Cigarette Packs
Noncitizens Undertreated for Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Climate Similar in Cities With Biggest Outbreaks of COVID-19
Author Conflicts of Interest May Influence Cannabidiol Conclusions
N.Y. and Colorado Ask Former Health Care Workers to Return to Workforce
2009 to 2015 Saw Increase in Hyperglycemic Events
Case Series Indicates COVID-19 Not Transmitted In Utero
All-Cause Mortality Up in Female Domestic Abuse Survivors
Health Coaches Improve Inhaler Use in COPD Patients
Hep C Testing, Treatment Rates Low at Federally Qualified Health Centers
>8 Percent of Children Report Past, Current Suicidal Ideation
Prevalence of CRC Screening Lowest in Adults Aged 50 to 54
Enoki Mushrooms From Korea Linked to Deadly U.S. Listeria Outbreak
Nonglycemic Factors Up Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy in T1DM
National Dietary Guideline Adherence Lowers Cardiovascular Risk
Safety, Effectiveness of VKAs, DOACs Similar in General Practice
Pregnant Women With Depression More Likely to Use Cannabis
Many Clinicians Unaware of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Acute Appendicitis Incidence Not Randomly Distributed
Alcoholics Anonymous More Effective Than Other Treatments
Daily Rounding Helps Curb CAUTIs in Pediatric ICU Patients
PCPs Feel Unprepared in Providing Dementia Care
Median Incubation Period Estimated at 5.1 Days for COVID-19
2018 Health Care Spending Up Due to Higher Prices
Opportunities Identified for Improving BP Control
Olive Oil Consumption Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Risk
Period of 2015 to 2018 Saw Increase in Cannabis Use in Seniors
Hospital Infection Control Can Prevent COVID-19 Transmission
Less Than 1 in 4 Perinatally Exposed Infants Tested for Hep C
CDC: Fall-Related TBI Deaths Increasing Among U.S. Residents
FDA: Singulair to Get 'Black Box' Warning
Repeat ED Visits for Opioid-Related Emergencies on the Rise
Moderate Egg Consumption Not Linked to CVD Risk Overall
Habitual Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower CVD Risk
CDC: Rates of VBAC Increasing, Reached 13.3 Percent in 2018
Long-Acting Cabotegravir, Rilpivirine Noninferior in HIV-1
Smartphone Use Linked to Increased Meds Required for Headache
EHR Use Up in Residential Care Communities 2012 to 2016
CDC: ~14 Percent of Children Have ADHD, Learning Disability
Considerable Increase Seen in List, Net Prices of Branded Drugs
Racial/Ethnic Insurance Coverage Disparity Down Since ACA
1996 to 2016 Saw Increases in U.S. Spending on Health Care
Cough, Fever Most Common Initial Symptoms of COVID-19
Ambient Air Pollution Causes Decreased Life Expectancy
Improved Oral Hygiene Tied to Lower Risk for Incident Diabetes
Repeated Courses of Antibiotics Linked to Hospital Admissions
Chest CT More Sensitive Than RT-PCR for Diagnosing COVID-19
Focus on Vaccinating Elderly May Not Be Enough for Flu Protection
AAN: Hypersomnolence in Elderly Linked to Medical Conditions
USPSTF Recommends Screening All Adults for Hepatitis C Virus
Mean Age at Drug Use Initiation Increasing for Many Drugs
Assisting Medication Continuity Cuts Readmissions for Seniors
Certified Medical Homes Tied to Better Diabetes Outcomes
Patient Satisfaction Scores for Hospitals Driven by Hospitality
CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018
Adults May Not Need Tetanus, Diphtheria Booster Shots
AAN: Cardiovascular Health in 20s Impacts Later Cognition
States Launch Investigation of Juul Labs
Telehealth May Aid Obstetric Outcomes
Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA
Age at Period Cessation Not Linked to CVD Risk Trajectories
Different Foods Linked to Risk for Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke
Guidance Issued for Food Intake in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Children's Vaccine Patterns Mainly Classified as Recommended
Increases in Alcohol-Induced Death Rates ID'd Across U.S.
Daily Emollient in Infancy Does Not Foil Eczema in Children at Risk
Major Malformations Up With Macrolide Prescribing in Pregnancy
CDC: 19.2 Percent of Unpaid Caregivers in Fair, Poor Health
Vaccine Effectiveness 45 Percent for Flu Virus Linked to ARI
More Side Effects Seen With Guideline-Recommended Chlorthalidone
COPD Incidence Higher in People With HIV
Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
Glycemic Control in T2DM Worse With Refusal of Insulin Therapy
Developmental Disability Diagnosis More Likely in Rural Children
Most Youth With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Undiagnosed
Person-to-Person Resting Heart Rates Found to Be Highly Variable
Study Suggests Overtreatment in End-of-Life Care Despite POLST
Rx Meds That Children Access Often Removed From Packaging
High Cutaneous Melanoma Burden Found Due to UV Radiation
Medtronic MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps Recalled
FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Belviq Due to Cancer Risk
U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Exposure to PM2.5 Tied to Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Having More Sexual Partners Tied to Increased Odds of Cancer
Cocoa Consumption May Improve Walking Performance in PAD
Short-Course Rifamycin-Based Regimens Preferred for Latent TB
2002 to 2015 Saw Increase in Incidence of Diabetes in Youth
More Lung Cancer Patients Presenting With Cough, Dyspnea
Caregivers Are in Need of Better Health Care Coverage, Access
ASA: No Decline Seen in Active Smoking for Stroke Survivors
2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Survival Similar for Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis
Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Aid Low Back Pain
2002 to 2018 Saw Increases in Heroin Use, Use Disorder, Injection
Elevated FPG May Increase Adverse Outcomes in GDM Pregnancies
Use of General Anesthesia May Up Risk for Postpartum Depression
Few Adolescent Men Who Have Sex With Men Have Had HIV Test
CDC Outlines U.S. Process of Evaluating Patients for 2019-nCoV
Higher Birth Weight May Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness Later
Sexual Minority Youth More Likely to Attempt Suicide
Uninsured Rate in Diabetes Belt Dropped With Medicaid Expansion
Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Cut Preinvasive Cervical Disease
Outpatient Palliative Care Improves Parkinson Outcomes
Seniors Have Concerns About Affording Health Insurance
Baby Carriers Recalled Because Infant Can Fall Out
Evidence Lacking for Use of Bedside Sitters to Prevent Falls
Number of Nurse Practitioners More Than Doubled 2010 to 2017
Screening for T1DM in Children May Help Reduce Morbidity
Hexavalent Vaccine Included in Vaccines for Children Program
Pregnancy-Related Deaths Down in U.S. Health Care Settings
Many Women Readmitted for De Novo Postpartum Hypertension
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children, Teens Updated
Experts Say U.S. Flavored E-Cigarette Products Ban Will Have Little Effect
Recommendations Developed for Management of Complex ADHD
Reference Pricing Linked to Lower Prices Paid by Employers
Cluster Headache Ups Sickness Absence, Disability Pension Days
Suicide Risk Increased Among Both Male, Female Nurses
Many Antibiotic Rx Filled Without Infection-Related Diagnosis
Costs of ART Regimens Increasing, Outpacing Inflation
Vegetarian Diet Tied to Lower Risk for Urinary Tract Infection
U.S. Adult Immunization Schedule Updated for 2020
HIV Vaccine Ineffective, Clinical Trial Halted
Mothers With Autism Face Higher Rates of Postpartum Depression
Whether HPV Vaccination Will Prevent Cervical Cancer Unclear
Longer Screen Time at Age 2 to 3 Affects Movement Behaviors
Cigarette Use Down, E-Cigarette Use Up Among Teens
Girls May Receive First Autism Diagnosis Later Than Boys
Opioid Prescribing Rates Down at State Level From 2010 to 2016
Rate of Recovery, LOS Tied to Outcomes After Hip Fracture Surgery
Juul Use Up in Young People 15 to 34 Years Old
Risk for Obesity in Child Higher With GDM Plus Preeclampsia
2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Life Expectancy in the United States
Social Support Linked to Mortality in Older Women With CRC
Just a Few Providers Account for Large Number of Opioid Scripts
U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy
FDA Tells Purell Manufacturer to Stop Making False Claims
Survey: Most Americans Think of Themselves as Healthy
Dangerous Additives Found in Illegal Pot Vaping Products in Los Angeles
Naloxone Prescribing Increasing but Still Very Low
Clinical Features ID'd for First 2019 Novel Coronavirus Patients
Model Shows Transitional Care Cost-Effective in Heart Failure
Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care
Community-Based Diabetes Screening Feasible in Barbershops
Potential Links ID'd for Marijuana Use, Cardiovascular Risks
LV Hypertrophy May Explain Racial Disparities in Heart Failure
Parity, Breastfeeding Inversely Tied to Early Natural Menopause
Quality Improvement in NICU May Cut Morbidity in Preemies
Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses
Many Family Caregivers Never Speak to Health Care Workers
Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination
Nearly Half of U.S. Smokers Not Advised by Doctors to Quit
CDC: HIV-1/HIV-2 Differentiation Test Increasingly Used in U.S.
Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs
Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws
Abdominal Obesity Linked to Recurrent Atherosclerotic CVD
JumpstartMD Commercial Program Seems Effective for Weight Loss
Systolic BP Variability in Young Adults May ID Later CVD Risk
Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted
Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court
Time of Day for Taking Warfarin Does Not Matter
2008 to 2016 Saw Decline in Primary Care Visits for Children
Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets Not Tied to Mortality Overall
Evidence Lacking for Identifying Optimal Primary Care Panel Size
Primary Care Screening for Dementia Not Harmful
ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix 'Ill' U.S. Health Care System
Wearable Device Data May Help Predict Flu-Like Illness Patterns
Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes
Americans Lack Knowledge About Eye Health
Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP
Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee
Decline in Mortality Seen in Diabetes Patients in Hong Kong
Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
CDC: Many Americans Are Inactive, With Southerners Faring Worse
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
FDA: Weight Control Drug Lorcaserin May Raise Cancer Risk
CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over
Risk for Suicide Increased in Children, Teens Who Self-Harm
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
BP Measures Progress More Rapidly in Women Than Men
Experts Call for Pediatric Consideration in EMS Planning
N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ban Flavored Vaping Products
Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares
Less Than a Quarter of Medicare Patients Participate in Cardiac Rehab
Behavioral Therapy First Step for Overactive Bladder in Men
Telemedicine Visits Comparable for Glycemic Control in T1DM
Intensive Systolic BP Control May Not Benefit All Older Adults
Mandatory Vaccination Ups Prevalence of Vaccine Coverage
15-Year-Old Texas Teen Youngest in U.S. to Die From Vaping
Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen
California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Uterine Balloon Tamponade for Postpartum Bleeding Seems Safe
Risk for Gluten Exposure High With Specific School Activities
Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
CDC Warns of Tough Flu Season Ahead
Perceived Risks of E-Cigarettes Vary With Demographics
Clinical Guidelines Developed for Managing Nosebleeds
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
Open Water Regulations Linked to Lower Drowning Death Rates
Pediatric Respiratory Visits Increased During Lilac Fire
CDC: Young Adults Who Ever Received HPV Vaccine on the Rise
Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children
Prevalence of Buprenorphine-Waivered Prescribers Increasing
Low-Value Health Care Services for Children Not Uncommon
Odds of Stroke Up With Dual Use of E-Cigarettes, Cigarettes
Few Youths Receive Addiction Treatment After Opioid Overdose
2008 to 2015 Saw Out-of-Pocket Spending Up for Maternity Care
Teens Who Misuse Opioids Likely to Engage in Other Risky Behaviors
Many Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests Unnecessary in Teens and Young Adults
Treating Colonized Parents May Cut S. Aureus Transmission in NICU
Bystander CPR Less Likely in Hispanic Neighborhoods
Whole-Fat Milk Consumption Tied to Lower Odds of Child Obesity
Guidance Developed for Providing Quality STD Care
Nurse Certification May Promote Evidence-Based Practice in ICU
Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition
Mentholated Popsicle Can Help Reduce Preoperative Thirst
Trump Administration to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarettes
Nurses Can Help Manage Drug Interactions in HIV/Hep C Treatment
Machine Learning System Makes More Alerts for Med Errors
CDC: Cases of Flu Continue to Mount Across America
Number of Children With Opioid Poisonings Increasing
Intervention Cuts Preoperative Anxiety in Young Children
Prescribing Practices Can Mitigate Opioid Overdose Risk for Teens
Psychological Safety at Work Tied to Hospital Infection Prevention
Many Do Not Discuss Menopause Concerns With Their Provider
Most Children Do Not Have Positive Results to Antibiotic Challenge
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
Endocrine Society Releases Hypoglycemia Performance Measures
Vaccination Rates Improved With Removal of Nonmedical Exemptions
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
Long Working Hours May Up Risk for Masked, Sustained HTN
Number of Teens Vaping Marijuana on the Rise
Age at Obesity Onset Tied to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Women
Congress Approves Raising Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21
Some U.S. Adults Unaware of Any Myocardial Infarction Symptoms
HbA1c Minimally Adds to CVD Risk Prediction in Prediabetes
Concussions More Common Among College Students Than Thought
Gabapentinoids, Opioids Combo Carries Risk for Breathing Problems
E-Cigarette Influencers to Be Banned From Instagram, Facebook
Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
Misuse of Nonopioid Medications Appears to Be on the Rise in U.S.
Sustained Weight Loss at 50+ May Lower Risk for Breast Cancer
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
Most Students Who Use E-Cigs Vape Nicotine and Marijuana
USPSTF Recommends Behavioral Counseling for STI Prevention
Possible Measles Exposures Occurred at LA International Airport
Congress Could Raise Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21
Severe Maternal Morbidity, Mortality Both Up in Rural Areas
One in 10 Hospital Patients May Carry C. Diff at Admission
Hospital-Level Home Acute Care Can Cut Costs, Health Care Use
Outcomes Worse for Rural Residents With Chronic Conditions
Consuming Ultraprocessed Food May Up Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
E-Cigarette Use Independent Risk Factor for Chronic Lung Disease
Palliative Care Reaching More Inpatients With Serious Illness
Mindfulness Program May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
U.S. Will Have Three-Digit Number for Suicide Prevention Hotline
Evidence Supports Use of High-Dose Aspirin for Migraine
Nurses Not Getting Enough Sleep Before Work
Potentially Nephrotoxic Meds Prescribed to Children With CKD
Cost Saving-Related Rx Nonadherence Found for 7 Percent With HIV
One in Three Parents Report Skipping Doctor, Dentist Appointment
Antibiotics Often Prescribed Without Documented Indication
State Legislators React to Preventable Disease Outbreaks
Many Pregnant Women Not Meeting Nutritional Guidelines
U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
Many With Diabetes Engage in Underground Exchange of Medications, Supplies
Few MMR-Vaccine Eligible Children Receive Vaccine Before Travel
Breastfeeding May Protect Against Postpartum Relapses in MS
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Dementia Risk in Women With Diabetes
Extending HPV Vaccination to Age 45 Provides Small Additional Benefit
Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Ultrasound Law
Many Patients Overestimate the Benefits of PCI
Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches
Cellphone-Related Injuries to Head, Neck on the Rise
CDC: All 50 States Now Reporting Cases of Severe Vaping-Linked Lung Injury
FDA Testing Levels of Carcinogen in Diabetes Drug Metformin
Social Media Use Tied to Disordered Eating in Young Teens
Preterm Birth May Increase Risk for Diabetes Into Adulthood
Annual Reported Measles Incidence Dropped From 2000 to 2018
More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Playing Analog Games Tied to Less Relative Cognitive Decline
E-Cigarette Smokers Have Increased Odds of Depression
6.5 Percent of Adults Report Prescription Opioid Analgesic Use
Early-Onset CVD Rate Up for Children of Moms With Diabetes
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
Postpartum Opioid Prescription Rates Vary Widely by Hospital
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Decline in Adult Primary Care Visits Seen in 2007 to 2016
Digital Sepsis Monitoring May Improve Inpatient Outcomes
Infancy Nurse Visit Program May Reduce Public Benefit Costs
eBay Bans Infant Inclined Sleepers, Other Companies Urged to Do Same
New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to Uninsured
Deportation Worry May Raise Risk for Hypertension in Women
Concussion May Up Risk for Suicide in High School Students
Prediabetes Prevalent in U.S. Adolescents, Young Adults
Child Consumption of Sugary Drinks Down From 2003 to 2014
Holding Intubated Infants in ICU Found to Be Safe, Beneficial
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