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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

Medical Management Alone Better for Brain AV Malformations

Risk of stroke or death up with medical management plus interventional therapy for unruptured AVM

Low Physical Function May Up Bone Loss After Hip Fracture

Lower lean body mass also tied to greater bone loss in older adults after hip fracture surgery

Homeless More Likely to Need Ventilators for Respiratory Illness

Authors say these findings for influenza may have implications for infection control during the pandemic

Mortality Higher From AKI Versus Kidney Failure From Other Causes

However, recovery is common within 12 months of injury

HDHPs Up Disparities in Access to Care Among Cancer Survivors

Cost barriers increased for blacks, with 22.8 percent reporting they skipped medications to save money