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In a joint statement released by the American Medical Association

Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds

Professional societies issue stern warning not to inappropriately prescribe meds for COVID-19
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first three months of life may cut the risk for allergy and asthma later in childhood

Exclusive Breastfeeding for First Three Months May Cut Allergy Risk

Findings show lower risk for respiratory allergies and asthma at age 6 years
Synthetic levothyroxine is associated with an increased risk for death among older adults

ENDO: Thyroid Hormone Use May Up Mortality Risk in Older Adults

Increased risk for death seen for visits on LT4 versus those with isolated elevated TSH who were untreated
Emergency departments provide an opportunity to offer contraceptive education to adolescent girls

ED Visit Provides Opportunity to Discuss Contraception With Teens

Two-thirds of girls seen in pediatric emergency department interested in discussing contraception
Maintaining a consistent pattern of seven to eight hours of sleep during early to middle adulthood may lessen the risk for diabetes in women

Consistent Sleep in Early Adulthood May Cut Diabetes Risk

Findings seen in women; associations weakened after adjusting for obesity, other metabolic comorbidities
Women with postpartum psychiatric disorders have a lower probability of subsequent live birth

Postpartum Psych Disorders Lower Odds of Subsequent Children

Reduction in rate of having second live birth disappears if the first child dies
The first U.S. Army field hospital for civilian patients opened in New York City Monday and could be the first of many across the nation as it struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City

Field hospital in Manhattan meant to handle non-COVID-19 patients to free up space in city hospitals
From 2007 to 2017

ACC: Increase Seen in Death Rates Due to Hypertension-Related CVD

2007 to 2017 saw increase in death rates in rural and urban populations, for all age groups, both sexes
Nearly one in 20 U.S. adults reports current use of electronic cigarettes

ACC: E-Cigarette Use Continues to Rise

Authors say long-term health consequences remain unknown
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may lessen menopause symptoms

Higher Intake of Fruits, Vegetables Tied to Fewer Menopause Symptoms

Higher intake of citrus fruits especially tied to lower total menopause rating scale score