Today's Health News

Multiple Sclerosis Tied to Higher Risk for CVD, Cerebrovascular Disease

MS associated with a 3.5-fold higher risk for mortality, 1.5-fold higher risk for cardiovascular mortality

Spirituality May Have Protective Effect on QOL for Stroke Survivors

Spirituality may moderate link between care partner depressive symptoms and survivor psychological QOL

Disease-Modifying Drug Regimen May Offer Benefit in Heart Failure

Lower risk for cardiovascular death or hospital admission seen in HF with reduced ejection fraction

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019

Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured

Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry

Most leaders have ties to industry; considerable variation seen among 10 medical associations in U.S.

CV Toxicity Tied to Azithromycin and/or Hydroxychloroquine

Risk increased for prolonged QT and/or ventricular tachycardia, including torsades de pointes

Tooth Loss More Prevalent in Adults With Chronic Disease

Prevalence of edentulism, severe tooth loss ≥50 percent higher for adults with RA, asthma, diabetes

Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services

Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services

Palliative Care Linked to Fewer Readmissions for Heart Failure

Fewer readmissions, less mechanical ventilation seen with palliative care during heart failure admissions

Outcomes Similar After TAVR in Bicuspid, Tricuspid Anatomy

All-cause mortality, stroke comparable at 30 days, one year after transcatheter aortic valve replacement