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In-Hospital SARS-CoV-2 Mortality Declined Throughout Pandemic

In-hospital mortality for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-positive patients of all ages has declined throughout the pandemic...

AHA News: Not Just Bad Shoes and Sore Muscles – She Had Peripheral Artery Disease

Abigail Dudek celebrated her 40th birthday in Las Vegas a few months ago, grateful to go hiking and cycling without pain for the first time in more than...

'Possible Link' Found Between AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine, Rare Blood Clots

There is a "possible link" between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clots, but the benefits of the vaccine still outweigh the risks, the...

First Living Donor Transplant of Lung Tissue to COVID-19 Patient Announced

The world's first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a COVID-19 patient with severe lung damage was announced Thursday by doctors in Japan. In...

Supply of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine to Drop 86 Percent Next Week

In a setback to a national vaccination campaign that was finally gaining ground, the federal government said Thursday that Johnson & Johnson will allocate...

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of April 5 to...

Decrease Seen in Suicide Rate in the United States

There was a nearly 6 percent drop in suicides in the United States last year, the largest annual decline in close to four decades, preliminary government...

CDC: Risk for Catching Coronavirus From Surfaces Is Low

The risk for catching the new coronavirus from surfaces is low, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week in what some experts...

Re-focusing on Getting Fit? Heart Experts Offer These Tips

Want to get rid of all that weight you put on during the pandemic? To help out, the American Heart Association (AHA) is launching an initiative called...

Two Vaccines Show Effectiveness Against Emerging COVID Variants

Two COVID-19 vaccines appear to work well against a rapidly spreading coronavirus variant that arose in California, but less effective against a variant...

Scientists Find Clues to Why AstraZeneca's Vaccine May Cause Clots

Doctors might have figured out why AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may cause life-threatening blood clots in very rare cases. The discovery, made in a...

You've Got Fungi in Your Lungs, and That's OK

There's more than one kind of fungus living among lung tissue, but people can breathe easy knowing these species are for the most part harmless, scientists...

Supply of J&J COVID Vaccine to Drop 86 Percent Next Week

In a setback to a national vaccination campaign that was finally gaining ground, the federal government said Thursday that Johnson & Johnson will allocate...

Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia

A combination of hearing and vision loss is tied to an increased risk of mental decline and dementia, but having just one of those impairments isn't connected...

The Future of Cancer for Americans

At first glance, it appears that little will change between now and 2040 when it comes to the types of cancers that people develop and that kill them,...

COVID Cases Climb in the Midwest as British Variant Takes Hold in U.S.

As new coronavirus cases soared across the Upper Midwest on Wednesday, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that a...

NIH Starts Trial Looking at Rare Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

A new clinical trial will investigate whether people who are highly allergic or have what's known as a mast cell disorder are at higher risk for a sudden...

Despite Pandemic's Toll, Many Older Adults Don't Have Living Wills

As the coronavirus pandemic continues in the United States, less than half of older Americans have legally stated their wishes should they become seriously...

Bright Side: Sunnier Areas Have Lower COVID-19 Death Rates

COVID-19 might have a tough new foe: The sun. New research shows that sunnier regions of the United States have lower COVID-19 death rates than cloudier...

AHA News: Flu May Play Part in Plaque-Rupturing Heart Attacks

Getting a flu vaccine can reduce the risk of a common type of heart attack in people 60 and older, according to new research that suggests the virus plays...

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