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ACC: Occlusion of Left Atrial Appendage Prevents Stroke in A-Fib

Risk for stroke or systemic embolism reduced with versus without concomitant occlusion during an otherwise indicated cardiac surgery

Estimated 596,972 ED Visits for Bicycle-Related TBIs Reported in 2009 to 2018

Highest rates seen for adult men and for children and adolescents aged 10 to 14 years

Biden Administration Investigating Mysterious Ailments Striking Government Personnel

Number of Americans affected is far more than has previously been reported

Time, Costs of Participation in MIPS Are Considerable

Mean cost to practices per physician $12,811; 201.7 hours annually spent per physician on MIPS-related activities

High BMI in Adolescence Linked to Ischemic Stroke in Adulthood

Hazard ratios for first ischemic stroke event increased for BMI in 50th to 84th percentile, overweight, obesity

Neurological Manifestations Prevalent for Inpatients With COVID-19

Presence of clinically captured neurologic signs and/or syndromes linked to increased risk for in-hospital death

Hand Dermatitis Currently Prevalent in Health Care Workers

Prevalence of hand dermatitis 92.6 percent in health care workers, 68.7 percent for general population

Sleep Medications Do Not Improve Sleep Disturbance in Women

Women who initiated sleep medications rated their sleep disturbances similarly after one and two years

More Research Needed on Virtual Assessment of Cognitive Function

Evidence lacking for accuracy of virtual cognitive assessments for diagnosing dementia, mild cognitive impairment in older adults

Black Women More Likely to Have Idiopathic Intracranial HTN

Women with IIH more likely to be Black, Hispanic, live in low-income tracts or food swamps