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HealthDay Reports: Why Are Blacks

Racial Disparities Seen in Excess Mortality Early in Pandemic

Adjusted excess all-cause mortality was 6.8 per 10,000 for Blacks and 1.5 per 10,000 for Whites, with considerable variation across states

B 11/26 -- Diabetic Eye Disease Tied to Higher Odds of Severe COVID

Sustained Blindness Risk Higher With Severe Diabetic Retinopathy at Diagnosis

Too many U.S. patients still presenting with advanced diabetic retinopathy, researchers note

Perception of Not Returning to Full Health Common After COVID-19

About Four in 10 U.S. Adults Skipped Medical Care During Pandemic

Some cited fear of COVID-19 and financial reasons

1990 to 2019 Saw Increase in Global Burden of CVD

Many Physicians Have Negative Attitudes About Disability

Only 56.5 percent strongly agree that they welcome patients with disability into their practices

Considerable Increase in Telemedicine Use During COVID-19

Telemedicine Use Increased Considerably During COVID-19

Telemedicine use was lower in communities with higher rates of poverty; use varied across specialties, conditions

Drug Makers Raise Prices on 500 Prescription Drugs

U.S. Drug Prices 256 Percent Higher Than in 32 OECD Countries

U.S. prices higher than those in comparison countries for brand-name originator drugs, but lower for unbranded generics

Biden Outlines 'Bold' National Vaccine Effort

Biden Signs Orders to Expand Health Care Access

Reopened Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment period will run from Feb. 15 to May 15

Female Hormone Rx Not Tied to Retinal Vascular Occlusion

Air Pollution May Up Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Exposure to different pollutants including PM2.5, NO2, NOx linked to differences in retinal layer thickness

Many Adults Do Not See Link Between Racism, Poorer Health

Findings revealed in national survey of U.S. adults with family incomes of less than $125,000

Pediatric Ocular Exposure to Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers on the Rise

Compared with 2019, seven times more pediatric cases of ABHS eye exposures reported in April to August 2020