Today's Health News

COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Interfere With Male Fertility

No significant decreases seen in any sperm parameters following two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

Guidelines Updated for Managing BP in CKD Patients Not on Dialysis

Standardized office BP measurement preferred for management of high BP, with target of <120 mm Hg for systolic BP

Outcomes Examined for Primary Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults

Significant variation observed for risk for developing end-stage kidney disease according to etiology of nephrotic syndrome

Many at High Priority for Kidney Transplant Not on Waitlist

Nonlisted patients disproportionally African American, lack commercial insurance, or reside in lower-income communities

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Challenge to Affordable Care Act

Ruling did not address whether the Obama-era law can continue without a provision that requires Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty

Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination ID’d Among Health Employees

At MetroHealth System, probability of vaccination up for employees older than 44 years, men, Whites, and Asians

Adjuvant RT May Aid Men at High Risk for Death From Prostate Cancer

Adjuvant RT versus early salvage RT may lower the risk for all-cause mortality in men with adverse pathology at radical prostatectomy

Stressors of Integrating Work, Life Higher for Female Faculty

Since COVID-19, faculty more likely to consider leaving, reducing employment, especially female faculty members

Hemodialysis Patients Have Antibody Response to COVID-19 Vaccine

But few kidney transplant recipients develop anti-spike SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after second mRNA vaccine dose

Houston Methodist Suspends Nearly 200 Workers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccines

Nearly 25,000 workers met Monday's deadline to be fully immunized, but 178 failed to do so and were suspended