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The National Institutes of Health has launched a new website with educational resources for hospital employees

Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences launched virtual training website to protect workers
A majority of older patients hospitalized for new-onset heart failure do not receive testing for coronary artery disease

ACC: Many Seniors Hospitalized for Heart Failure Not Tested for CAD

Rates of testing for coronary artery disease higher for heart failure patients with LVEF ≤40 percent
National health expenditures are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 5.4 percent for 2019 to 2028

National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028

National health expenditures expected to represent 19.7 percent of gross domestic product by 2028
Cardiac injury is associated with increased mortality in hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019

Cardiac Injury Linked to Increased Mortality in COVID-19

More hospitalized patients with cardiac injury required noninvasive or invasive mechanical ventilation
A greater number of daily steps -- 8

More Steps in a Day Tied to Lower Risk for Death

Step intensity not linked to significantly lower mortality risk after adjusting for total steps per day
Higher intake of foods like tofu with isoflavones is associated with a moderately lower risk for developing coronary heart disease

Plant-Based Proteins Can Help Cut Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

Association strongest among premenopausal women, postmenopausal women without hormone use
For adults with any of six chronic inflammatory diseases

Cumulative Dose of Oral Steroids Associated With HTN Incidence

Incidence of hypertension higher for adults on oral steroids for any of six chronic inflammatory diseases
For patients undergoing mitral valve replacement

Frailty Predicts Adverse Outcomes After Mitral Valve Replacement

Index hospitalization costs almost doubled in frail patients and 30-day readmission more frequent
Patients already prescribed angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers should continue taking their medications

Statement Addresses Concerns About Heart Meds and COVID-19

Patients advised to continue ACE inhibitors/ARBs after researcher posits risk for severe COVID-19 infection
Homeless patients with acute myocardial infarction have a distinct cardiovascular risk profile

Homeless Patients With AMI Have Distinct Risks, Outcomes

Homeless patients have higher 30-day readmission rates, more readmission for psychiatric causes