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Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased risk for diabetes mellitus incidence

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

RA linked to increased risk for developing diabetes; association remained in sensitivity analysis
Diagnoses of common conditions decreased substantially between March and May 2020

Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020

Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM
Fertility treatment suspensions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have had a considerable negative impact on women's mental health and quality of life

Fertility Treatment Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Impact Mental Health

Several protective psychosocial factors can help women cope during the pandemic
About one-fifth of individuals with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection are asymptomatic and their viral load is comparable to that of patients with mild symptoms

One-Fifth of Those With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Asymptomatic

No significant differences seen in mean cycle threshold values for asymptomatic, symptomatic patients
From May to August 2020

Median Age of COVID-19 Cases Declined in May to August in U.S.

In Southern U.S., increases in positive PCR tests in adults age 20 to 39 preceded those in adults ≥60
Certain people are at higher risk for health problems from mercury-containing amalgam dental fillings and should avoid them if possible

FDA: Mercury Risk Means Certain People Should Not Get Amalgam Dental Fillings

Recommendation was issued after a review of research, monitoring reports, and public discussions
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 Sept. 21 to 25

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...
Fertility is lower in women with inflammatory bowel disease

Fertility Rates Lower in Women With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Fertility impairment mainly seen in women with Crohn disease, IBD-unclassified
In a synopsis of the 2020 updated clinical practice guideline from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense

Guidelines Updated for Managing Dyslipidemia to Cut CVD Risk

Moderate-dose statin therapy recommended for patients with 10-year CVD risk ≥12 percent
Several indices of central adiposity

Measures of Central Adiposity Linked to All-Cause Mortality

Waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio linked to increased all-cause mortality