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Guideline Details Pharmacologic Management of COPD
Clinical practice guideline addresses six emerging questions around COPD management
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Rates of Hip Fracture High for Nursing Home Residents
In all years from 2007 to 2015, one-year mortality was high following hip fracture
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019
Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services
Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

New Medicare Benefit Would Limit Insulin Copays to $35 a Month
Benefit will be voluntary; Medicare recipients must pick an insurance plan that provides it
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Age, Sex, History of Diabetes Predict Intubation in COVID-19
Only factors independently associated with time to extubation are age and body mass index
Friday, May 22, 2020

Global Practice Guidelines Issued by International Society of Hypertension
Optimal, essential recommendations presented for lifestyle interventions, therapy in adults with HTN
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

CMS: Use 'Extreme Caution' in Reopening Nursing Homes
There have been more than 33,000 deaths due to coronavirus outbreaks in U.S. nursing homes
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.
Authors say increasing investment in primary care could slow future health care spending growth
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19
About 45 weeks needed to clear surgery backlog if countries up surgical volume by 20 percent later
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Guidance Issued for Osteoporosis Management During COVID-19
Alternative methods for parenteral treatments include off-site clinics, home visit, self-injection
Monday, May 18, 2020

Convalescent Plasma Appears Promising for Severe COVID-19
In series of 25 patients, 19 experienced improvement in clinical status by day 14; 11 were discharged
Monday, May 18, 2020

Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results
One in 10 physicians worldwide report seeing at least one case of COVID-19 reinfection
Monday, May 18, 2020

Poll: One in Seven Older Adults Report Food Insecurity
Yet, very few are able to access government food benefits, including food stamps or home-delivered meals
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Improvements Seen in Some Cognitive Domains With Aerobic Exercise
Middle-aged, older adults saw improvement after six-month aerobic exercise intervention
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Burden of Osteoarthritis Increasing in Most Countries
1990 to 2017 saw jump of 9.3 and 8.2 percent in age-standardized point prevalence, annual incidence
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

USPSTF Urges Behavioral Counseling for Those With CVD Risk
Moderate net benefit observed for behavioral health interventions on CVD risk in adults at increased risk
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Risk Score May Predict Critical Illness at COVID-19 Admission
10 independent predictors in risk score include chest radiographic abnormality, age, hemoptysis, dyspnea
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Long-Term Flavonoid Intake Tied to Lower Alzheimer Risk
Findings seen for both Alzheimer disease and related dementias during nearly 20 years of follow-up
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Crude Link ID'd for Vitamin D Levels, COVID-19 Cases, Death
Vitamin D levels severely low in aging population, the most vulnerable population to COVID-19
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 Spreads Rapidly Through Skilled Nursing Facilities
More than half of residents who tested positive were asymptomatic at time of testing
Monday, May 11, 2020

Health Care Workers at Risk From Mental Burden of COVID-19
Prevalence of anxiety symptoms higher for health care workers/young spending more time on outbreak
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Michigan Nursing Homes More Prepared for Pandemics Than in 2007
Vast majority of registered nursing homes now have response plan and person responsible for administering it
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Not Linked to Risk for COVID-19
And, not one of five classes of anti-HTN meds linked to increased likelihood of positive COVID-19 test
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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