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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

Telestroke Consultations Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Relapse Rates Lower With Ofatumumab in Multiple Sclerosis

Annualized relapse rates lower for ofatumumab versus teriflunomide in two identical phase 3 trials

Vitamin D/Calcium Reduces Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Annual recurrence rate reduced with vitamin D, calcium supplementation versus observation

CDC: More American Indian, Alaska Natives in Fair, Poor Health

18.9 percent of AIAN adults have a disability in large MSAs versus 12.9 percent in rural areas

ED Visits Decreased in Five States From January Through April 2020

Increase in admission rates from the ED seen during same period, with largest relative increase in NY

Health Plans Not Implementing Prior Authorization Reforms

Findings based on American Medical Association survey of practicing physicians' experiences

CV Meds Underused in Hispanics With Peripheral Artery Disease

For all classes of cardiovascular medications, lowest use seen for individuals of Mexican background

Education May Affect β-Amyloid Burden in Alzheimer Disease

Findings seen in two cohorts with parental history of sporadic AD, autosomal dominant AD