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AHA: Obese Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized for COVID-19

Risk for in-hospital death, mechanical ventilation higher for obese patients; link between BMI and outcomes strongest for adults ≥50 years

AHA: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Worse During COVID-19

OHCA outcomes worse early in the pandemic even in areas with low case-fatality rates

Rural, Urban Disparities Seen for New Liver Cancer Cases

New hepatocellular carcinoma cases highest among rural Hispanic residents

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Women

Risk reduction driven by improvement in insulin resistance, lipoprotein metabolism, and inflammation

CDC Warns That COVID-19 Vaccine Might Spur Transient Sickness

Some volunteers in trials of candidate vaccines have reported flu-like symptoms after immunization

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates Generally Low in U.S. Children

Black, Hispanic, Asian children less likely to get tested for SARS-CoV-2, more likely to test positive than White children

RSNA: Neurologic Complications of COVID-19 Examined

In patients with critical findings identified on neuroimaging, most common comorbidities were hypertension, diabetes

BCG Vaccination Linked to Lower SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence

Seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG lower for health care workers with history of BCG vaccination

COVID-19 Infection Not Tied to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

7 percent of mothers delivering at large county health system tested positive, as did 3 percent of tested infants

AHA: Care for Type 2 Myocardial Infarction Patients Varies

Just over half of patients with type 2 MI seen by a cardiologist in hospital; most did not see a cardiologist for follow-up care