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    November 2020 Medical News Summary

    November 2020 Medical News Summary

    Could Frequent Testing Help Squelch COVID-19?; Nursing Homes’ Next Test—Vaccinating Workers Against COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2 Testing Hesitancy Could Hamper Mitigation Efforts
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    The Challenges of Expanding Rapid Tests to Curb COVID-19
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    First It Was Masks; Now Some Refuse Testing for SARS-CoV-2

    • 34 Min.
    Live from AHA 2020: Highlights from the American Heart Association’s Virtual Scientific Sessions

    Live from AHA 2020: Highlights from the American Heart Association’s Virtual Scientific Sessions

    JAMA Medical News comes to you live from the American Heart Association’s first-ever virtual Scientific Sessions conference. Host Jennifer Abbasi chats with conference chair and AHA president-elect Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, about this year’s hottest clinical trials and themes: fish oil vs corn oil placebo for primary or secondary prevention; Polycap polypill with or without aspirin for primary prevention; statins, side effects, and the nocebo effect; ferric carboxymaltose iron infusion in acute heart failure; omecamtiv mecarbil, a novel cardiac myosin activator, in HFrEF; sotagliflozin, an SGLT2/1 inhibitor, in diabetes with recent worsening heart failure or in diabetes and chronic kidney disease; MINOCA’s underlying cause in women; rilonacept, an IL-1α and IL-1β Trap, in recurrent pericarditis; COVID-19’s cardiovascular effects, risk factors, and racial/ethnic disparities.
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    Omega-3 Fatty Acids vs Corn Oil and Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Patients at High Risk

    • 38 Min.
    October 2020 Medical News Summary

    October 2020 Medical News Summary

    Large Meta-analysis Digs Into Obesity’s COVID-19 Risks; As Their Numbers Grow, COVID-19 “Long Haulers” Stump Experts; Telephone Visits Surge During the Pandemic, but Will They Last?
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    Large Meta-analysis Digs Into Obesity’s COVID-19 Risks
    As Their Numbers Grow, COVID-19 “Long Haulers” Stump Experts
    Telephone Visits Surge During the Pandemic, but Will They Last?

    • 29 Min.
    Digging Into Obesity’s COVID-19 Risks

    Digging Into Obesity’s COVID-19 Risks

    University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill nutrition scholar Barry Popkin, PhD, and JAMA Medical News Associate Managing Editor Jennifer Abbasi discuss new findings on obesity and COVID-19. Popkin is the lead author of a systematic review and meta-analysis on the topic that was published recently in Obesity Reviews. He is a distinguished professor in the department of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
    Related Article(s):
    Large Meta-analysis Digs Into Obesity’s COVID-19 Risks

    • 25 Min.
    September 2020 Medical News Summary

    September 2020 Medical News Summary

    What Happens When COVID-19 Collides With Flu Season?; Flu Vaccination Urged During COVID-19 Pandemic; COVID-19 and mRNA Vaccines—First Large Test for a New Approach
    Related Article(s):
    What Happens When COVID-19 Collides With Flu Season?
    Flu Vaccination Urged During COVID-19 Pandemic
    COVID-19 and mRNA Vaccines—First Large Test for a New Approach

    • 34 Min.
    The Science of Persuasion Offers Lessons for COVID-19 Prevention

    The Science of Persuasion Offers Lessons for COVID-19 Prevention

    Science communications expert Dominique Brossard, PhD, and JAMA Medical News Associate Managing Editor Jennifer Abbasi discuss research-based strategies to encourage mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Brossard is a professor and chair of the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and part of a new COVID-19-focused National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine group.
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    The Science of Persuasion Offers Lessons for COVID-19 Prevention

    • 23 Min.

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