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The rate of positivity for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is over 40 percent for Latinos in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. region

Latinos Have High Rate of Positivity for SARS-CoV-2

Rate of positivity 42.6 percent, compared with 8.8 percent for whites and 17.6 percent for blacks
Preterm delivery is associated with increased maternal risk for ischemic heart disease

Preterm Delivery May Up Maternal Risk for Ischemic Heart Disease

Association decreased over time but remained significantly elevated through 40+ years of follow-up

American Association for Cancer Research, June 22-24

The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2020 The American Association for Cancer Research held a second virtual meeting as part of...
A Louisiana abortion law that could have left the state without an abortion clinic was struck down Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

Law required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals
As the United States reported yet another record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases on Thursday

U.S. Has Second Day of Record Rise in COVID-19 Cases; Young People Fueling Trend

In Florida, the median age of residents testing positive for the virus has dropped to 35, down from 65 in March
The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Affordable Care Act

Oral arguments in the ACA case are scheduled for the Supreme Court's next term
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 June 22 to 26

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...
The list of conditions that put people at risk for severe COVID-19 illness has been expanded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC Updates List of Who Is at Highest Risk for COVID-19

Agency now says risk among adults increases steadily with age, and is not limited to those over 65
Minimally invasive radical hysterectomy is associated with an elevated risk of recurrence and death compared with open surgery among patients undergoing radical hysterectomy for early-stage cervical cancer

Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Tied to Worse Cervical Cancer Outcomes

Meta-analysis included 15 observational studies of minimally invasive hysterectomy versus open surgery
Neonatal COVID-19 is uncommon and the rate of maternal transmission is not increased with any particular mode of delivery or type of infant feeding

Neonatal COVID-19 Uncommon, Not Linked to Mode of Delivery

Risk of transmission from mother to child is not increased with vaginal delivery or breastfeeding