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Thousands of Heat-Related Deaths Occur Each Year in the U.S.

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Between 1997 and 2006, 0.44 percent of U.S. deaths were attributable to heat, according to a study published in the June issue of...

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 June 29 to July 3,...

Some Say Allow Family Access to Dying Patients With COVID-19

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Allowing adult family member presence at the bedside of dying patients during COVID-19 is feasible, and could have multiple benefits,...

Point-Prevalence Surveys in SNFs Help Cut COVID-19 Transmission

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Conducting point-prevalence surveys in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) can inform cohorting and infection prevention and control...

EMS Calls Down Early in COVID-19 Outbreak

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Early in the COVID-19 outbreak there was a significant decrease in the number of emergency medical services (EMS) responses across...

Neurological Symptoms Described in Children With COVID-19

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Children with COVID-19 may present with new neurological symptoms involving the central and peripheral nervous systems, and splenial...

Evidence Poor for Accuracy of Serological Tests for COVID-19

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Existing evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for COVID-19 is characterized by high risks of bias and...

Medical Management Alone Better for Brain AV Malformations

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Among patients with unruptured brain arteriovenous malformation, medical management alone is superior to its combination with...

Mortality Higher From AKI Versus Kidney Failure From Other Causes

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Kidney failure resulting from acute kidney injury (AKI) leads to a higher risk of death in the first six months compared to kidney...

Low Physical Function May Up Bone Loss After Hip Fracture

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Older patients with low physical function and lower lean body mass (LBM) may be at risk for greater decline in tibia bone properties...

HDHPs Up Disparities in Access to Care Among Cancer Survivors

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- For cancer survivors, high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are associated with cost-related barriers to care, and these barriers are...

Roughly 2 Million Americans Buy Prescriptions From Outside the Country

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- An estimated 1.5 percent of American adults purchase prescription medication from outside of the United States to save money,...

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Drop in Uninsured With Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Expansion of Medicaid was associated with a reduction in the number of uninsured patients with breast cancer, according to a study...

Treatment Up for U.S. Adults Who Screen Positive for Depression

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- From 2007 to 2016, there was an increase in the proportion of adults who screened positive for depression receiving any treatment,...

Mortality Risk Down With Meeting Recommended Exercise Levels

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- The risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality is reduced for adults who engage in leisure time aerobic and muscle strengthening...

Homeless More Likely to Need Ventilators for Respiratory Illness

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Homeless people in New York state are more likely to be hospitalized and treated with mechanical ventilators for respiratory...

Promising Results for Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine in Early Testing

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 -- An experimental COVID-19 vaccine yielded promising results in early testing, according to Pfizer and its German partner...

COVID-19-Related Death Count Likely Higher Than Official Tallies

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 -- Official COVID-19 death tallies underestimate the full increase in deaths associated with the pandemic in many states, according to...

Early Childhood Sleep Problems Tied to Later Mental Health Issues

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 -- Some behavioral sleep problems in early childhood are associated with the onset of mental health symptoms during early adolescence,...

Post-Vaxx Febrile Seizures Not Linked to Child Development Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 -- Young children experiencing an initial vaccine-proximate (VP) febrile seizure (FS) do not have increased risk of developmental or...

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