Today's Health News

Early Informed Lung Cancer Patients Have Greater Survival Rates

Predicted survival time for patients who were unaware of their diagnosis was poor

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

Surgery Not Superior for Closed Displaced Humeral Shaft Fractures

Findings based on 12-month functional outcomes for surgery compared with functional bracing

African-Americans More Likely to Be Hospitalized With COVID-19

Odds of hospitalization increased 2.7-fold versus non-Hispanic whites after adjustment for age, sex, comorbidity

Neuroimaging Features of COVID-19 Are Variable

But acute ischemic infarcts are a predominant finding among those with acute neurological symptoms

Benzodiazepines, Codispensed Opioids Common in Hemodialysis

Risk for mortality increased for those receiving short-acting benzodiazepines alone or with opioids

Palliative Care Linked to Fewer Readmissions for Heart Failure

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

USPSTF: Little Evidence Interventions Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Youth

Current evidence inadequate for assessing balance of benefits, harms of interventions among youth

Primary Care Providers Report More Workplace Burnout, Anxiety

Providers who experience higher levels of anxiety, withdrawal more likely to report burnout

Air Filters Shown to Improve Breathing in Children With Asthma

Daily in-bedroom use of a PM2.5 filter results in significant improvement of airway mechanics