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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

HRRP Tied to Decrease in 30-Day Readmission Rates for COPD

But increase seen in 30-day risk-standardized postdischarge mortality rates for COPD patients

Performance of Commercial SARS-CoV-2 Ab Tests Varies

Performance highly dependent on time of sampling in head-to-head comparisons

Poorer Exercise Capacity Persists With Ventricular Septal Defects

Difference between patients with surgically repaired, unrepaired VSDs versus controls increased with age

Fertility Treatment Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Impact Mental Health

Several protective psychosocial factors can help women cope during the pandemic

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

No significant differences seen in mean cycle threshold values for asymptomatic, symptomatic patients

ACIP Provides Recommendations on Meningococcal Vaccination

Vaccination with MenACWY recommended for adolescents aged 11 to 12 years with booster at 16 years

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

RA linked to increased risk for developing diabetes; association remained in sensitivity analysis

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to Benzodiazepine Prescribing Information

Update to Boxed Warning must include risks for abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, withdrawal reaction