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Plenty of COVID-19 Vaccine Coming, Fauci Says

To combat the surging pandemic, Fauci is calling on all Americans to practice social distancing and wearing masks
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 July 27 to 31

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...
Older adults with both hearing and visual impairments -- dual sensory impairment -- are at a significantly increased risk for dementia

Dual Sensory Impairment Ups Dementia Risk

Findings compared with individual or no sensory impairment
Early age at menarche is a risk factor for menopausal symptoms

Early Age at Menarche Tied to Frequent Menopausal Symptoms

Midlife body mass index may play important role in modifying this risk
A second bone mineral density (BMD) assessment about three years after initial measurement does not improve discrimination beyond baseline BMD value alone for women who do and do not experience subsequent hip fracture or major osteoporotic fracture

Second BMD Measurement Not Beneficial for Identifying Hip Fracture

Second BMD assessment about three years after initial measure not linked to improved discrimination
For surgical and nonsurgical specialists

Sex Differences in Income Vary With Proportion of Male Doctors

Sex difference in annual income lower in practices with 50 percent or less male physicians
Thyroid dysfunction in patients with psoriasis may be associated with inflammation caused by psoriasis

Inflammation Tied to Thyroid Dysfunction With Psoriasis

Prevalence of thyroid dysfunction high with generalized pustular, erythrodermic psoriasis
Many of the first COVID-19 cases reported from affected countries outside of mainland China involved recent travel to affected countries

Global Epidemiology of COVID-19 Reported for Prepandemic Era

101 clusters ID'd; transmission higher in non-health care occupational settings, community gatherings
Survivors of adolescent and young adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia may experience late effects

Survivors of Adolescent, Young Adult ALL May Suffer Late Effects

Estimated 10-year cumulative incidence high for subsequent endocrine disease, cardiac disease
Bacterial and fungal infections are uncommon in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Bacterial, Fungal Coinfection Uncommon in COVID-19 Patients

Ninety-eight percent of patients received antibiotics at any point during COVID-19 hospitalization