Today's Health News

Coronavirus Cases Top 2,700 in China, Five in the United States

Two new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Arizona and California over the weekend

Updated Guidelines Issued for ER, PgR Testing in Breast Cancer

Clinicians should be prepared to discuss limited data for benefit of endocrine tx in ER-low positive cases

Potential Links ID’d for Marijuana Use, Cardiovascular Risks

Key classes of cardiovascular medications are affected by marijuana, including statins, β-blockers

LV Hypertrophy May Explain Racial Disparities in Heart Failure

Some of the excess risk for heart failure explained by higher prevalence of malignant LVH in blacks

Parity, Breastfeeding Inversely Tied to Early Natural Menopause

Risk for early menopause lowest among those reporting exclusive breastfeeding for seven to 12 months

Quality Improvement in NICU May Cut Morbidity in Preemies

Practice changes linked to increase in survival without major morbidity for infants born at 23 to 32 weeks

Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses

Either Tdap or Td also allowed for tetanus prophylaxis in wound management, catch-up immunization doses

Outcomes No Worse for Black Veterans With Prostate Cancer

For men in VA health system, blacks do not present with more advanced disease or have higher mortality

Effects of Vit D Correction on CV Health Studied in Obese Children

No change seen in endothelial function, but reductions in BP, fasting glucose concentration seen at six months

Many Family Caregivers Never Speak to Health Care Workers

Likelihood of being asked about needing help up for those who interacted often with health care workers