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Fauci Calls for Americans to Pull Together, Says ‘Help Is on the Way’

Anthony Fauci, M.D., spoke with HD Live! about the safety and efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine and doubling down on efforts to stop the surge in cases

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Prepregnancy Obesity in U.S.

Increase seen across women of all ages, Hispanic origin groups, educational levels

USPSTF Urges Behavioral Counseling to Reduce CVD Risk

Behavioral counseling interventions to promote healthy diet and physical activity have moderate net benefit

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...

RSNA: Anxiety May Hasten Progression to Alzheimer Disease

Rate of progression from MCI to AD increased with ApoE4, anxiety, lower hippocampal and entorhinal cortex volumes

Predictors of Satisfaction With RYGB Over Seven Years Identified

And, physical activity associated with improvements in depression and mental and physical HRQoL after RYGB

U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Could Begin in Mid-December

Vaccine appears 95 percent effective at preventing mild-to-severe COVID-19, according to the manufacturers

AI Algorithm Can Detect COVID-19 on Chest X-Rays

Accuracy of 82 percent achieved with DeepCOVID-XR compared with 81 percent for consensus of five thoracic radiologists

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty Over Role in U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Company admits paying doctors to write more prescriptions, providing misleading information to the DEA

Delirium Common in Seniors Presenting to ED With COVID-19

Delirium is the sixth most common presenting symptom/sign; delirium linked to ICU stay and death