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8.2 Percent of Adults Do Not Take Meds as Prescribed Due to Cost

Likelihood of not taking medication as prescribed due to cost increased for women versus men and for those with disabilities

Twelve Symptoms Contribute to Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2

Symptom-based postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 definition includes postexertional malaise, fatigue, brain fog, dizziness, GI symptoms

Disparities Seen for Central Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infection

Rates higher for pediatric patients who are Black or speak a language other than English

FDA Approves Pfizer RSV Vaccine for Older Adults

CDC expected to meet later in the month to adopt vaccine recommendations for older Americans

Hydrocortisone Does Not Reduce 90-Day Mortality in Septic Shock

Small reduction in mortality seen with use of hydrocortisone with fludrocortisone

Stress-Management Interventions May Aid Health Care Workers

Review generally revealed low-certainty evidence, particularly for longer-term effects

FDA Approves Xacduro for Difficult-to-Treat Bacterial Pneumonia

Approval is for hospital-acquired bacterial or ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia caused by Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex

U.S. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach Record Low

Hospitalizations are among the few COVID-19 metrics still being monitored by public health officials

Allowing Bedside Nurses to Order C. Difficile Testing Cuts Time to Results

However, change in policy not tied to difference seen in time to initiating treatment

Vaginal HPV Detected in About 40 Percent of Pregnant Women

Perinatal transmission occurred infrequently; no infections detected at birth persisted at age 6 months