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Low Back Pain Also May Resolve in Some After Hip Replacement

Authors say careful evaluation of hip, back pain can help surgeons decide order of hip, spine intervention

Glucose Levels Tied to Maternal Mortality Even Without Diabetes

Elevated A1c may predict maternal morbidity, death even in women without known prepregnancy DM

Viral Exposure Signature Predicts Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Signature can identify hepatocellular carcinoma patients before clinical diagnosis

Patterns Changing for Heart Disorder Hospitalizations in Canada

Rates up for acquired valvular heart disease, vascular cognitive impairment, and congenital heart disease

CDC: 2017 to 2018 Saw Decline in Teen Birth Rates Across States

Declines seen among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Hispanic teenagers aged 15 to 19

Incidence of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Up During COVID-19

Incidence proportion 7.8 percent during March, April 2020 versus 1.5 to 1.8 percent before pandemic

COVID-19 Explored in Kidney Recipients, Hemodialysis Patients

Many kidney recipients with COVID-19 do not need to be hospitalized; deaths up for those on hemodialysis

Drop Seen in Rate of Sports and Recreation-Related TBI in Children

2012 to 2018 saw decrease in SSR TBI ED visits for children, mainly due to drop in contact sports-linked TBI

More Than One in Four Seniors Reported Falling in Past Year

In 2018, 27.5 percent of older adults reported falling at least once; 10.2 percent reported injury from a fall

Children Seem Not to Be Driving SARS-COV-2 Transmission

Children mainly infected in familial clusters, and transmission lower than expected in schools