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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

Predictors of Satisfaction With RYGB Over Seven Years Identified

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

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

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

AHA: Ablation Better Than Meds for Initial A-Fib Treatment

Findings based on randomized trial evaluating initial treatment with cryoballoon catheter ablation versus standard meds

AHA: Sotagliflozin Beneficial for T2DM With Heart Failure

Second study shows benefits among patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, risks for CVD

Many Infants With Hep C-Positive Moms Not Screened for HCV

Prenatal care is an important time to screen for hepatitis C, authors say

Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Decline in Asthma Exacerbation

Risk reduced with previous and current use of any and combined hormonal contraceptives, not with progestogen-only use

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