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Monitoring BP at Home More Acceptable to Adults

24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring least acceptable method; adherence to minimum number of readings up for home monitoring

CDC Endorses Booster Shots for Millions of Americans

Recommendations came just one day after the FDA authorized boosters for several vulnerable groups at least six months after the second dose

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...

Greater Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery Tied to Diabetes Remission

However, above 20 percent total weight loss, rates of initial diabetes remission do not increase substantially

Guillain-Barré Syndrome May Be Triggered by SARS-CoV-2 Infection

During study period, 22 percent with GBS had confirmed or probable SARS-CoV-2 infection; patients had uniform neurologic features

Two-Hour OGTT Can Predict Future Episodic Memory Decline

Higher value on OGTT at baseline linked to worse performance and greater decline in word-list delayed recall test

From 1999 to 2019, Death Rates Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas

Death rates higher in rural areas for both males and females; difference in rates widened during study period

Overall Cancer Incidence, Mortality Lower for U.S. Hispanics

But rates higher for infection-related cancers, such as liver and stomach cancers, and cervical cancer

Youth Online Risk Factors Tied to Suicide-Related Behaviors

Risk for each factor varies, but risk for severe suicide/self-harm alert is 70 times higher for youth with five or more online risk factors

Past Trauma Tied to Worse Mental Health During Pandemic for Aging Women

History of childhood abuse or intimate partner violence linked to greater depression, anxiety, and sleep problems during COVID-19 pandemic