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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
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
Inhibition of interleukin-1β with canakinumab is associated with reduced incident anemia as well as improved hemoglobin levels among patients with baseline anemia

Interleukin-1β Inhibition Linked to Reduced Incidence of Anemia

Among those with baseline anemia, hemoglobin levels improved with canakinumab versus placebo
Insulin and other biologic drugs

FDA: Insulin Among Drugs Transitioned to Biological Products

New regulatory pathway for biologic drugs allows for approval of biosimilars, interchangeable versions
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
For men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate adenocarcinoma

10-Year Outcomes Similar for H-IMRT, C-IMRT in Prostate Cancer

10-year cumulative incidence of biochemical and/or clinical disease failure no different with C-, H-IMRT
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
From 1990 to 2017

1990 to 2017 Saw Increases in Primary Liver Cancer Cases

PLC cases diagnosed before age 30 decreased, but those diagnosed at 30 to 59, ≥60 years increased
Management of cancer care during the coronavirus 2019 pandemic is addressed in a special feature article published online March 20 in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Article Addresses Management of Cancer Care During COVID-19

Patient information should be provided; well visits should be rescheduled, transitioned to telemedicine
Iron chelation therapy seems beneficial for iron-overloaded patients with low- or intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic syndromes

Iron Chelation Therapy Treats Iron Overload in MDS

Event-free survival prolonged with ICT for patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes