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Stroke, CVD Risk Up With Two or More Menopausal Symptoms

No association seen between the severity of vasomotor symptoms and any health outcomes

Exposure to Maternal Gestational Diabetes Tied to Higher CVD Risk

Increased risk for cardiovascular disease observed in offspring for up to 35 years of follow-up

Infants of COVID-19-Infected Mothers Doing Well in Short Term

No differences seen in rates of preterm birth, NICU admission, respiratory disease with infection

<10 Percent of U.S. Population Has Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2

Comparing seroprevalence and case counts shows only 9.2 percent of seropositive patients diagnosed

Clinical Severity Lower With Vitamin D Sufficiency in COVID-19

Of patients aged ≥40 who died, 9.7 percent were vitamin D-sufficient versus 20 percent with 25(OH)D <30 ng/mL

One-Fifth of Those With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Asymptomatic

No significant differences seen in mean cycle threshold values for asymptomatic, symptomatic patients

Median Age of COVID-19 Cases Declined in May to August in U.S.

In Southern U.S., increases in positive PCR tests in adults age 20 to 39 preceded those in adults ≥60

FDA: Mercury Risk Means Certain People Should Not Get Amalgam Dental Fillings

Recommendation was issued after a review of research, monitoring reports, and public discussions

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...

Fertility Rates Lower in Women With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Fertility impairment mainly seen in women with Crohn disease, IBD-unclassified