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HealthDay Reports: Plan in Place to Up Production of Prefilled Syringes for Future COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Rollout Slows as Many Health Care Workers Balk at Shots

In nursing homes and to some degree in hospitals, employees are refusing shots, expressing fears of side effects

Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines Are Rare

Laws Promoting Flu Shot for Hospital Workers Can Cut Deaths

2.5 percent drop seen in monthly pneumonia, flu mortality rates with implementation of state laws requiring hospitals to offer flu shot

SB 1/7 --Stopping Common Heart Meds Could Be Risky for Kidney Patients

Many Dialysis Patients Report Proficiency in Mobile Health

Older patients have lower mobile health proficiency, as do those with Hispanic/Latinx ethnicity, less than college education

Maternal Use of Valproic Acid Linked to ASD

Machine Learning Models Can Predict Gestational Diabetes

Effective discrimination achieved with 73-variable model, seven-variable logistic regression model in early pregnancy

Drug Makers Raise Prices on 500 Prescription Drugs

AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer among companies raising their prices by a median of 4.6 percent

Okada Test Article

Euglycemic DKA ID’d in T2DM Patients With COVID-19

Five cases of euDKA identified in patients with type 2 diabetes using SGLT2 inhibitors who developed SARS-CoV-2 infection

U.S. Health Care Spending Increased 4.6 Percent in 2019

Growth rate similar to that experienced in 2018 and consistent with growth rate since 2016

Fitness Apps, Trackers Boost Physical Activity

Among adults without chronic disease, apps and trackers may boost activity by 1,850 steps per day

COVID-19 Infection Higher Among Support Staff Than Doctors

Factors ID’d for Mortality in Nursing Home Residents With COVID-19

Increased age, male sex, impaired cognitive and physical function associated with increased odds of 30-day mortality

B 1/4 -- Heart Risk Factors May Be Especially Unhealthy in People With Psoriasis

Cardiovascular Risk Up With Metabolic Syndrome in Psoriasis

After adjustment for all metabolic syndrome factors, blood pressure, waist circumference linked to noncalcified coronary burden