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Multiple sclerosis is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease that is not completely accounted for by traditional vascular risk factors

Multiple Sclerosis Tied to Higher Risk for CVD, Cerebrovascular Disease

MS associated with a 3.5-fold higher risk for mortality, 1.5-fold higher risk for cardiovascular mortality
For residents of California and Washington with COVID-19

Burden of Severe COVID-19 High in California, Washington State

Length of stay was 9.3 days for survivors; probability high for ICU admission, mortality
From 1990 to 2017

1990 to 2017 Saw Increase in Prevalence, Incidence of Psoriasis

In addition, global burden of suffering related to psoriasis increased, with increases in YLDs, DALYs
The VA health system has stopped nearly all use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients

VA Slashes Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients

Prescribing reduced to just three prescriptions in the last week as new research highlights possible dangers
A recall of the widely used diabetes drug metformin was announced by drug maker Apotex due to possible high levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine

Metformin Recalled Due to Potential Cancer-Causing Chemical

Recall is for all lots of metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets 500 mg from Apotex
At two years after the end of the elective orthopedic surgery deferment related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Deferment of Elective Surgeries Due to COVID-19 Will Have Lasting Impact

Cumulative backlog includes more than 1 million surgeries at two years after end of elective surgery deferment
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 May 25 to 29

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...
Women are less likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than men

Globally, Women Less Likely to Develop Heart Disease Than Men

Rates of primary prevention higher in women, but secondary prevention efforts higher in men
Individuals

Parents Facing Higher Levels of Stress During Pandemic

Pandemic-related stress also disproportionately impacting communities of color
Coronavirus antibody test results may not be accurate enough to help guide decisions about whether to allow large groups of people to gather at work

CDC: Coronavirus Antibody Tests Still Not Accurate Enough

Too little is known about what the presence of antibodies means in terms of future immunity