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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
Period of 2015 to 2018 Saw Increase in Cannabis Use in Seniors
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
Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students
Dementia May Lower Odds of 'Good Death' Among Cancer Patients
Continuing Annual Breast Cancer Screening No Benefit in Over-75s
Longer Hormone Therapy Tied to Less Muscle Loss in Menopause
HbA1c Levels Lower in Older, Multimorbid Patients With T2DM
Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
Mediterranean Diet May Modulate Gut Bacteria in Seniors
Certain Factors May Increase Risk for Cognitive Decline in Elderly
U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
Cocoa Consumption May Improve Walking Performance in PAD
Caregivers Are in Need of Better Health Care Coverage, Access
2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Survival Similar for Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis
ASA: Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Reduce Risk for Stroke
Empathy Declines as Students Progress Through Medical School
Seniors Have Concerns About Affording Health Insurance
Low-Contrast Sensitivity Predicts Poor Vision in Seniors
Evidence Lacking for Use of Bedside Sitters to Prevent Falls
Number of Nurse Practitioners More Than Doubled 2010 to 2017
GI Bleeding in OAC-Treated A-Fib Patients Indicates CRC Risk
Meta-Analyses Link Rosiglitazone to Increased Cardiovascular Risk
Many Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease Prevention
Visit Adherence, Visual Acuity Linked in Macular Degeneration
Negotiated Prices, Formulary Could Cut Medicare Rx Spending
Tramadol Linked to Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Adults Aged ≥50
Cambridge Multimorbidity Score Robust for Predicting Outcomes
Premature Natural Menopause May Up Risk for Multimorbidity
Rate of Recovery, LOS Tied to Outcomes After Hip Fracture Surgery
2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Life Expectancy in the United States
Social Support Linked to Mortality in Older Women With CRC
U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy
Dietary Flavonols May Reduce Risk for Alzheimer Dementia
Suvorexant May Improve Insomnia With Alzheimer Disease
Gender Gap Persists in Starting Salary for Physicians
Racial Disparities Noted in Quality of Care for Dementia
Model Shows Transitional Care Cost-Effective in Heart Failure
Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care
Many Family Caregivers Never Speak to Health Care Workers
Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination
Health Care Utilization Up for Seniors With Untreated Apnea
Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs
High-Fat Milk Consumption Tied to Faster Biological Aging
Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws
Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court
Primary Care Screening for Dementia Not Harmful
ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix 'Ill' U.S. Health Care System
Food Insecurity May Increase Risk for Premature Death
Troponin Testing May Be Overused in Geriatric Patients
Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
History of Falls Predicts Future Fractures in Postmenopausal Women
Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices
Most Eligible Knees Not Being Replaced in Timely Manner
Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use
Behavioral Therapy First Step for Overactive Bladder in Men
Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
Intensive Systolic BP Control May Not Benefit All Older Adults
Incidental Lymphopenia Linked to Increased Risk for Mortality
California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers
Many With History of Anxiety Report Complete Mental Health
Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
CDC Warns of Tough Flu Season Ahead
Life Expectancy Free of Chronic Disease Up With Healthy Lifestyle
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
Antipsychotic Initiation Ups Risk for Head Injury, TBI in Alzheimer Disease
Training for, Running First Marathon May Reduce Aortic Age
Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications
Frailty Index Score Helps to Predict Outcomes in Elderly
Poll: Older Adults Frequently Use Online Physician Ratings
Severe Hypoglycemia in Seniors With T1DM May Worsen Cognition
Individualized PT Can Reduce Incontinence After Prostatectomy
Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition
Frailty Score May Predict Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma
Machine Learning System Makes More Alerts for Med Errors
CDC: Cases of Flu Continue to Mount Across America
Risk-Based Approach Could Help Target Prostate Cancer Screening
Magnesium Inversely Linked to Risk for Coronary Heart Disease
Many Hospitals Fail to Provide Instructions for Patient Portals
Mortality Due to Fire, Heat, Hot Substances Declined Globally
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
Palliative Care Services Lagging Worldwide
Endocrine Society Releases Hypoglycemia Performance Measures
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
Overt Hypothyroidism May Up All-Cause Mortality in the Elderly
Aspirin May No Longer Have Effect in Primary CVD Prevention
Vitamin D Supplementation Alone May Not Reduce Fracture Risk
Cognitive Symptom Score From EHR Predicts Risk for Dementia
Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
Spine Surgery Safely Performed in Some Very Elderly Patients
Frailty May Worsen Outcomes in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Outcomes Worse for Rural Residents With Chronic Conditions
Palliative Care Reaching More Inpatients With Serious Illness
Five-Year Mortality Up in Older Adults With Unplanned Admission
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
Exposure to PM2.5 Linked to Decline in Episodic Memory
2003 to 2017 Saw Increase in Deaths at Home, Hospice Facility
Stroke Risk Up With Long Sleep Duration, Long Midday Napping
Use of Pain, Sleep Drugs Ups Risk for Frailty in the Elderly
Aerobic Exercise May Slow Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
Factors Examined for Time to First Rx for Biologic DMARD in RA
Fewer Blacks Use Aspirin Therapy for Primary Prevention of CVD
Strength Training Tied to Less Weight Loss-Induced Bone Loss
USPSTF Advises AAA Screening Based on Sex, Age, Smoking History
U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
Purified CBD May Help Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
All-Cause Mortality, Cancer Incidence Lower for Adventists
Model Predicts Six-Month Post-AMI Mortality for Older Adults
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities
Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches
Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students
Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years
Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains
2007 to 2014 Saw Decrease in U.S. Incidence of Alzheimer Disease
Playing Analog Games Tied to Less Relative Cognitive Decline
RSNA: Brachytherapy Treats Skin Cancer in Elderly Patients
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
Aspirin Use May Reduce Cancer, All-Cause Mortality in Seniors
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Implant Survival Poor for Converted 'Partial' Knee Replacements
Fracture Risk Increased in Adults With Atopic Eczema
Risk for Hospital Admission Up With Short-Term PM2.5 Exposure
Rates of Postoperative Mortality High for Frail, Very Frail Patients
Continuous PPI Use May Increase Risk for Acute Gastroenteritis
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Large BP Variation Tied to Greater Long-Term Risk for Dementia
Taking Multiple Fracture-Linked Meds Ups Risk for Hip Fracture
Decline in Primary Care Visits Continued After ACA
Expansion of Diagnostic Criteria Proposed for COPD
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