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Age, Sex, History of Diabetes Predict Intubation in COVID-19
Global Practice Guidelines Issued by International Society of Hypertension
Burnout Comparable Between Millennial, Gen X Residents, Fellows
Higher Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Tied to Cognitive Decline
Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.
Corticosteroids for IBD May Up Risk for Severe COVID-19
28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19
CMS: Use 'Extreme Caution' in Reopening Nursing Homes
Osteoporotic Fracture Risk Lower for DOAC Than Warfarin in A-Fib
Guidance Issued for Osteoporosis Management During COVID-19
Co-Occurring Visual Impairment, Dementia Heighten Disability Risk
Post-AMI Home Health Care May Lower Risk for Readmission
Statin, Aspirin Uptake Low With Peripheral Artery Disease, Stroke
Convalescent Plasma Appears Promising for Severe COVID-19
Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results
Abnormalities Detected on Brain MRI of COVID-19 Patients in ICU
Poll: One in Seven Older Adults Report Food Insecurity
Improvements Seen in Some Cognitive Domains With Aerobic Exercise
Burden of Osteoarthritis Increasing in Most Countries
USPSTF Urges Behavioral Counseling for Those With CVD Risk
Risk Score May Predict Critical Illness at COVID-19 Admission
Long-Term Flavonoid Intake Tied to Lower Alzheimer Risk
Crude Link ID'd for Vitamin D Levels, COVID-19 Cases, Death
SARS-CoV-2 Spreads Rapidly Through Skilled Nursing Facilities
Health Care Workers at Risk From Mental Burden of COVID-19
ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Not Linked to In-Hospital COVID-19 Death
Michigan Nursing Homes More Prepared for Pandemics Than in 2007
L-Thyroxine Does Not Improve Subclinical Hypothyroidism in ≥65s
ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Not Linked to Risk for COVID-19
Guidelines Issued for Managing Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Testing, Prescribing Increase After Change to TSH Reference Range
Lower Lean Body Mass With Aging May Up Diabetes Incidence in Men
RV Strain on Echocardiogram May ID High-Risk COVID-19 Patients
Symptomatic Health Care Staff in U.K. Screened for COVID-19
Pandemic Disrupting Health Care for 55 Percent of Older Adults
Food Insecurity Rates High Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Psoriasis Tied to Higher Alzheimer Disease Risk
Men Have More Serious Disease, Higher Death Rate From COVID-19
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
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Remain Unaware of CV Risk
Reviews Assess Tools to Identify, Diagnose, Treat Alzheimer Dementia
Multicancer Blood Test, PET-CT Combo Feasible for Cancer Screen
Nearly Half of U.S. Population Breathes Unhealthy Air
Low Vitamin D May Reduce Survival for Some With Multiple Myeloma
Neurologic Features Tied to ARDS in Severe COVID-19 Described
Hearing Loss Linked to Postural Instability in Older Adults
COVID-19 Outcomes Worse With Diabetes, Hyperglycemia
Infection Rate Up Prior to Detection of Malignant Cancer
ACEIs/ARBs Not Linked to Severity or Mortality of COVID-19
Visual Impairment May Up Risk for Dementia in Older Women
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
Scoring System Helps Guide Surgical Care During COVID-19
Living Alone Ups Admission Risk for Respiratory Disease in Seniors
Clinical, Genetic, Biomarker Model IDs Risk for Pancreatic Cancer
Cardiac Cath Lab STEMI Activations Drop During Pandemic
Coinfection With SARS-CoV-2, Other Respiratory Pathogens ID'd
Most Older Adults With New Dementia Die Within Five Years
Diabetes Increases Risk for Poorer Prognosis in COVID-19
Benefit of Social Distancing Outweighs Economic Impact
Risk for Severe COVID-19 May Be Up in People With COPD, Smokers
IDSA Issues Rapid Guidelines for Treatment of COVID-19
Chest X-Ray Findings Normal for Many Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
Prevalence of Autoimmunity May Be on the Rise
BP Levels Influence Racial Differences in Cognitive Decline
Regardless of Genetics, Obesity Ups Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Risk for Cognitive Decline Reduced With Adherence to aMED Diet
SARS-CoV-2 Contamination of Air, Surfaces Examined in ICU, Wards
Kidney Transplants From, to Extreme Elderly Feasible in ESRD
Medical Masks May Be Sufficient During COVID-19 Routine Care
KL-VSHET+ Genotype Linked to Reduced Alzheimer Disease Risk
High Rates of Appropriate E-Consults Seen Across Specialties
Air Pollution May Hasten Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
'Dead' Probiotic Treatment May Help Reduce Irritable Bowel Symptoms
Claims-Based Frailty Index Can Improve Cost Prediction
Heavy Drinking Tied to Larger Waist Lines, Higher Stroke Risk
Initial Invasive Strategy No Better in Stable Coronary Disease
Social Distancing Minimizes COVID-19 Spread in Assisted Living
Majority of Physicians Report Serious Concerns About COVID-19
Bacteremia Risk Higher in Older Patients Hospitalized With IBD
Presymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 ID'd in Singapore
Many Legal Marijuana Products Too Strong for Treating Pain
COPD Independent Risk Factor for Lung Cancer
Gastrointestinal Symptoms Common in COVID-19 Patients
COVID-19 Outbreak Described in Long-Term Care Facility
Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA
Burden of Clostridioides difficile Infection Down in the U.S.
CT Scores Higher With Longer Time to COVID-19 Diagnosis
Rural Doctors Can Be Trained to Treat Advanced Heart Failure
Low Vitamin D May Reduce Mobility After Hip Fracture Surgery
Polypharmacy Ups Postchemo Hospitalization Risk in Seniors
Patients With Mild COVID-19 May Present With Digestive Symptoms
CVD May Play Role in Link Between Air Pollution, Dementia
ENDO: Thyroid Hormone Use May Up Mortality Risk in Older Adults
WHO Issues Guidance on Prevention of COVID-19 at LTCFs
Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds
Extreme High Temps More Than Double Cardiovascular Deaths
U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City
Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
Patients Viral Positive for Days After COVID-19 Resolution
PPE Negative for SARS-CoV-2 After Patient Contact
ACC: Increase Seen in Death Rates Due to Hypertension-Related CVD
Late-Life Depression Severity Varies by Race, Ethnicity
Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training
Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Cut Dementia Risk in Seniors
ACC: Many Seniors Hospitalized for Heart Failure Not Tested for CAD
Many Older Adults Receive Inpatient Diabetes Rx Intensification
National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028
More Steps in a Day Tied to Lower Risk for Death
Sleep-Disordered Breathing Tied to Brain Changes
Frailty Predicts Adverse Outcomes After Mitral Valve Replacement
Statement Addresses Concerns About Heart Meds and COVID-19
Serial Interval of COVID-19 Estimated at 3.96 Days
U.S. Seniors at Higher Risk for Severe Illness, Death With COVID-19
Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Greater Food Intake, Worse Diet
Drop in Episodic Memory Steeper With High Goal Disengagement
Per-Capita Medical Radiation Exposure Down in United States
Medicare Expands Telemedicine Coverage During COVID-19 Pandemic
Climate Similar in Cities With Biggest Outbreaks of COVID-19
Few Anesthesiologists Screen Elderly for Frailty, Dementia
Phone App Helps Cut Pain, Aid Functioning With Osteoarthritis
Function, Cognition, Psych Well-Being Linked to Postop Death
Decreases Seen in Cancer Incidence, Death Rates
Risk Factors Linked to In-Hospital Death in COVID-19 Identified
National Dietary Guideline Adherence Lowers Cardiovascular Risk
Safety, Effectiveness of VKAs, DOACs Similar in General Practice
CRC Risks Similar to General Population After Bariatric Surgery
Ophthalmologic Symptoms Common in Parkinson Disease
Romosozumab Added to Guideline for Management of Osteoporosis
Anticholinergic Burden Tied to Adverse Effects in Middle Age
Excess Mortality Observed for Older Adults With BP Below 130/80 mm Hg
Diabetes-Related Lower-Extremity Complications Increasing
2018 Health Care Spending Up Due to Higher Prices
Preventive Care Service May Cut Risk for Recurrent Fractures
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities May Affect Medical Devices
Widowhood Tied to More Rapid Cognitive Decline Among Seniors
Long-Term Endurance Exercise Tied to Aortic Enlargement
CRC Incidence, Mortality Declining for Adults Aged ≥65
CDC: Fall-Related TBI Deaths Increasing Among U.S. Residents
Female Clinical Chairs Paid Significantly Less Than Men
Moderate Egg Consumption Not Linked to CVD Risk Overall
Habitual Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower CVD Risk
Secondary Prevention Guideline Adherence Cuts Death Post-AMI
EHR Use Up in Residential Care Communities 2012 to 2016
Short-Term Medications May Cut Risk for 'Broken Heart' Syndrome
Considerable Increase Seen in List, Net Prices of Branded Drugs
Racial/Ethnic Insurance Coverage Disparity Down Since ACA
Molecularly Matched Therapy Promising in Pancreatic Cancer
NICE Guidelines Presented for Management of Thyroid Disease
1996 to 2016 Saw Increases in U.S. Spending on Health Care
Ambient Air Pollution Causes Decreased Life Expectancy
Focus on Vaccinating Elderly May Not Be Enough for Flu Protection
2003 to 2016 Saw Changes in Characteristics of PCI, CABG Patients
AAN: Hypersomnolence in Elderly Linked to Medical Conditions
USPSTF Recommends Screening All Adults for Hepatitis C Virus
Assisting Medication Continuity Cuts Readmissions for Seniors
Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Impairment Screening
Dementia May Lower Odds of 'Good Death' Among Cancer Patients
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