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Vitamin D appears to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates

Patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience severe complications, including death After studying global data from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have discovered a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates. Led by Northwestern University, the research team conducted a statistical analysis of data from hospitals and clinics… Read More »

In Fine Print, HHS Appears To Ban All Surprise Billing During The Pandemic

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Federal officials offering emergency funding to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ practices have included this stipulation: They cannot foist surprise medical bills on COVID-19 patients. But buried in the Department of Health and Human Services’ terms and conditions for eligibility is language… Read More »

Halving Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer Appears Just as Effective

Giving men who have undergone surgery for testicular cancer just one round of chemotherapy instead of the standard two does not appear to compromise the efficacy of treatment. This is good news for the young men who typically experience this cancer, because reducing the chemo burden can spare them serious side effects, some of which… Read More »

Pot Use Appears to Change Structure of Your Heart: Study

The findings were published Dec. 18 in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. McLaughlin characterized the study as “hypothesis-generating,” rather than a solid result. “It’s not a definitive answer by any means, but it gives us reason to investigate the effect of marijuana on heart structure,” she said. Because the study was observational, it’s hard to know whether… Read More »