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Roughly 2 Million Americans Buy Prescriptions From Outside the Country

Patient education, stringent quality control measures necessary to ensure safe purchases

Evidence Poor for Accuracy of Serological Tests for COVID-19

Evidence for diagnostic accuracy of serological tests characterized by high risks of bias, heterogeneity

Mortality Risk Down With Meeting Recommended Exercise Levels

Larger survival benefits seen for those who engaged in both muscle strengthening, aerobic activity

Treatment Up for U.S. Adults Who Screen Positive for Depression

Likelihood of receiving treatment increased in association with having any health insurance

Neurological Symptoms Described in Children With COVID-19

Neurological symptoms involve central, peripheral nervous system; splenial changes ID'd on imaging

EMS Calls Down Early in COVID-19 Outbreak

But the rate of EMS-attended deaths increased from 1.49 to 2.77 percent of calls

Point-Prevalence Surveys in SNFs Help Cut COVID-19 Transmission

Initial, repeated surveys inform infection prevention and control efforts in skilled nursing facilities

Some Say Allow Family Access to Dying Patients With COVID-19

Authors of editorial believe infection control, public health concerns, family-centered care can coexist

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...

Thousands of Heat-Related Deaths Occur Each Year in the U.S.

Deaths attributable to heat varies geographically, and include deaths due to moderate heat