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Movement Disorders May Affect Exercise in Patients With Psychosis

Parkinsonism linked to significantly decreased physical activity, increased sedentary behavior in patients with schizophrenia

Antidepressant Use May Aid Outcomes in Depression and Diabetes

Regular versus poor antidepressant use tied to lower risk for advanced diabetic complications, mortality in patients with depression and diabetes

Screen Time Tied to Cognition, Behavior in Children Born Preterm

More than two hours of daily screen time may contribute to adverse outcomes in children aged 6 to 7 years who were extremely preterm at birth

Black, Hispanic Communities Devastated by Loss Are Taking COVID-19 Safety Precautions

But authors say transparent information from public officials is needed to overcome persistent vaccine skepticism

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...

Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices

Visit rates lower for Black individuals versus Whites for 23 of 29 specialties, with marked disparities for dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery

Relapse Risk for Psychosis in Dementia Lower With Continued Pimavanserin

Findings seen in double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled discontinuation trial that was stopped early for efficacy

Antidepressants May Work Better Than Exercise for Elderly Depression

Antidepressant therapy more effective than supervised physical activity at three and six months

Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits

Money to be used by communities for addiction treatment, prevention services, and other significant costs associated with the epidemic

2019 to 2020 Saw 1.5-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy at Birth

Mortality due to COVID-19 had biggest effect on decline in life expectancy for both men and women, all races examined