Focus of the Week

April 04, 2020
The FDA has announced a relaxing of its restrictions on gay men being allowed to donate blood, in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Instead of 1 year, if a male has had sex with another male, he need only wait 3 months to donate blood.
April 02, 2020
A large-scale study reports that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—even if they never smoked—have a 2.6 times greater incidence of developing lung cancer compared with those who had neither COPD or a history of smoking.
April 01, 2020
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to healthcare cost increases of as much as 7% for employers, based on recent study results, stressing the essential need for organizations to have a plan that supports employees and potential revenue loss.
March 31, 2020
In the United States, diabetes mellitus is the most frequently reported condition among the 7162 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases for whom comorbidity data is available, according to new CDC information.
March 30, 2020
Psychiatric disorders can affect both the mind and the body. Anorexia nervosa is the most deadly of this type of disorder, despite its low incidence among both young men and women.
March 27, 2020
Pregnancy complications that include preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, pre-term birth, and low birthweight serve as possible indicators for greater risk of heart failure in the long term, as indicated by change in global longitudinal strain on echocardiogram.
March 26, 2020
According to the CDC, individuals with diabetes may experience more serious complications from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) than the general population. 
March 25, 2020
“The brunt of COVID-19 will be borne by the poor, elderly, and sick, and it is up to us to ensure they are not left behind” – Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
March 24, 2020
Researchers found that 1 in 10 patients with diabetes initially hospitalized for treatment of common medical conditions was discharged with intensified diabetes medications, with nearly half unlikely to benefit due to limited life expectancy or already having an optimal blood glucose level.
March 24, 2020
As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) turns 10 years old, the coronavirus pandemic is focusing a spotlight on the coverage gains made under the landmark law.
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