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Vitamin D Supplement Does Not Reduce Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Among adults not selected for vitamin D deficiency, low bone mass, or osteoporosis, no effect seen on total, nonvertebral, or hip fracture risk

Paternal Lifestyle, Demographic Factors Not Tied to Preeclampsia Risk

Preeclampsia in a previously fathered pregnancy more common among men in the study cohort who had fathered a preeclamptic pregnancy

AMA Poll: Most Physicians Continuing to Use Telehealth

Most users (93 percent) are conducting live, interactive video visits with patients, while 69 percent are conducting audio-only visits

COVID-19 Tied to Higher Risk for Pregnancy Complications

Infection tied to worse outcomes for severe maternal morbidity, preterm birth, and venous thromboembolism

There was a decrease in the frequency of hospitalizations for non-COVID-19-related conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the caseloads of common medical emergencies

Decrease Seen in Non-COVID-19-Related Hospitalizations at Peak

Caseload of common medical emergencies, including acute MI, ischemic stroke also decreased
Young breast cancer survivors who undergo more extensive surgery have worse body image

Quality of Life Varies With Breast Cancer Surgery Type

Body image, sexual health, anxiety worse after bilateral mastectomy
Higher intake of sugary beverages and artificially sweetened beverages is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease

Incident CVD Up With Sugary, Artificially Sweetened Drinks

Risks for first incident CVD increased for higher consumers of sugary drinks, ASBs versus nonconsumers
Testing of the Eli Lilly antibody drug for hospitalized COVID-19 patients has been halted because the treatment does not help them recover from their infection.

Trial of Antibody Drug for COVID-19 Stopped for Lack of Effectiveness

Eli Lilly says government is continuing a separate study testing the antibody drug in mild to moderately ill patients
In a 2020 guideline from the International Antiviral Society-USA

Recommendations Updated for HIV Treatment, Prevention

Prompt initiation of antiretroviral therapy advised in those with HIV and detectable viremia
The COVID-19 pandemic may have negatively impacted osteoporosis management

COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges Osteoporosis Management

Decline in active management reflected by decrease in FRAX online fracture risk assessments