Today's Health News

Factors ID’d in Withdrawal of Life Support in Severe TBI Patients

Decision to withdraw life-supporting treatment influenced by race, region, insurance status

Preventable Hospitalizations Up Among Those With Dementia

Increases driven by hospitalizations of community-dwelling older adults

Prenatal Cannabis Exposure May Harm Child Neurodevelopment

Maternal cannabis use during pregnancy tied to higher risk for autism spectrum disorder in offspring

Guidance Helps Doctors Optimize Telemedicine for Seniors

Physicians should be mindful of cues that patient may not hear or understand and repeat or rephrase

Four in 10 Children’s Behavioral Care Facilities Offer Autism Services

Access to specialized treatment especially limited in rural, lower-income communities

Mental Stress-Induced Brain Activation Linked to Angina

Mental stress-induced inferior frontal lobe activation linked to angina in stable coronary artery disease

Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million

Given the increase in uninsured due to COVID-19-related unemployment, this estimate is likely low

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