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Longer Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday May Up Fracture Risk

For those with previous vertebral fracture, major osteoporotic fractures increased with holidays >12 months

Overscreening for Cancer Common Among Older Adults

Findings seen across cancer types, particularly for women living in U.S. metropolitan areas

COVID-19 Tied to Higher Risk for Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes

However, no association seen between COVID-19 and small vessel occlusion stroke

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men

Expanded Obstetric Comorbidity Score Developed, Validated

Score improved prediction of severe maternal morbidity, nontransfusion severe maternal morbidity

Short-Term Risk for Below-Knee Amputation Not Increased With SGLT2i

Risk for below-knee amputation not increased versus DPP-4 inhibitor use in patients with type 2 diabetes

Telestroke Consultations Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

From March through April 2020, Black patients were significantly less likely to present with stroke

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Detected in 13.7 Percent of NYC HCPs

Previous positive PCR test, suspicion of exposure associated with seropositivity

Flu Vaccination in High-Risk Groups May Reduce CV Events

Hospitalized patients at high risk who are vaccinated have lower rates of MI, TIA, cardiac arrest, death

Moderna Charging Much More for COVID-19 Vaccine Than Others

Vaccine currently in phase 3 trials; company confident it will be available by the end of the year