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Health Care Utilization Highest in First 30 Days After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Previously hospitalized patients had twice the health care utilization of nonhospitalized COVID-19 patients

Recommendations Updated for Recombinant Zoster Vaccine

Two doses of RZV recommended for adults 19 years and older who are immunocompromised due to disease or therapy

Suicide Attempts Increased Among U.S. Adults From 2008 to 2019

But authors say use of mental health services is not increasing among those who attempt suicide

Significant Health Benefits Seen With Meeting ATS Air Quality Standard

Compared with meeting EPA standards alone, this would prevent 11,850 more deaths, 25,400 more morbidities

Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Risk for Hypertension, Diabetes

Risk for hypertension even higher for those receiving left-sided radiation therapy, endocrine therapy

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Gained Weight During First Year of Pandemic

Significant predictors of pandemic weight gain were psychological distress, prepandemic weight, and children at home

U.S. Insurers Could Spend Millions for Ivermectin Rx for COVID-19

Claims data for private insurance and Medicare Advantage plans show spike in inappropriate ivermectin prescriptions for COVID-19

Long-Term Outcomes Described for Survivors of Childhood ALL

Life challenges more negatively impacted in younger, female, relapsed patients; socializing more positively impacted in older patients

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in mAb Treatment for COVID-19

Monoclonal antibody treatment used infrequently among all racial, ethnic groups; Hispanics received mAbs less often than non-Hispanics

2021 USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Expand Eligibility

Compared with 2013 USPSTF criteria, more patients eligible for lung cancer screening with less racial disparity in access