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Evaluation of tracheal complications in patients with COVID-19
Whether patients with COVID-19 had higher risk of tracheal complications after prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation and the possible reasons why were investigated in this study. (2020-11-19)

Effect of vitamin B12 injection on vocal performance of professional singers
Researchers in this randomized clinical trial looked at whether a vitamin B12 injection improved mild singing-related symptoms such as reduced stamina and vocal fatigue among professional singers. (2020-11-12)

Risk of severe COVID-19 among workers, their household members
Prepandemic data were used to estimate how many adults at increased risk of severe COVID-19 held essential jobs and couldn't work at home or lived in households with such workers. (2020-11-09)

Hospitalizations for drug use-related eye infections in US
Changes in rates and risk factors over more than a decade in the US for hospitalizations for a vision-threatening eye infection related to intravenous (IV) drug use were investigated in this study. (2020-11-05)

it's not if, but how people use social media that impacts their well-being
New research from UBC Okanagan indicates what's most important for overall happiness is how a person uses social media. Derrick Wirtz, an associate professor of teaching in psychology at the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, took a close look at how people use three major social platforms--Facebook, Twitter and Instagram--and how that use can impact a person's overall well-being. (2020-11-02)

Outcomes of contact tracing in San Francisco
Researchers evaluated case investigation and contact tracing outcomes in San Francisco during shelter-in-place restrictions in that California city because of COVID-19. (2020-11-02)

Best practices for COVID-19-positive or exposed mothers--breastfeeding and pumping milk
This Patient Page offers breastfeeding and pumping milk guidelines for mothers who have tested positive for COVID-19, who have been exposed to COVID-19 or work in a setting with increased risk of exposure to the virus. (2020-10-26)

Medicine and grief during the COVID-19 era
The difficulties associated with mourning in the time of COVID-19 are discussed in this essay. (2020-10-26)

COVID-19 and the athletic heart
This article summarizes findings on the approach for return to play in athletes in various age groups who have recovered from COVID-19. (2020-10-26)

Troubled independent oncology practices in COVID-19 era
The financial risks and challenges for independent oncology practices in the COVID-19 era and possible solutions to promote their stability and survival are discussed in this Viewpoint. (2020-10-22)

Swallowing, communication management of tracheostomy, laryngectomy in context of COVID-19
This review synthesizes the literature regarding tracheostomy and laryngectomy management in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-10-15)

Examining CBD use for conditions with proven therapies
Testimonials posted on a social media site were analyzed to examine whether individuals are using the cannabis-derived chemical compound cannabidiol (CBD) in an attempt to treat diagnosable conditions that have evidence-based therapies. (2020-10-15)

Navigating through health care data disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic
The association between the COVID-19 pandemic and health care-related data collection is examined in this Viewpoint article. (2020-10-12)

SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein in ocular tissues of patient with previous COVID-19
This case series examined whether SARS-CoV-2 exists in the ocular tissues of a patient with COVID-19. (2020-10-08)

Health care-associated infections among critically ill children
This observational study looked at changes from 2013 to 2018 in the rates of catheter-associated bloodstream and urinary tract infections among critically ill infants and children the United States. (2020-10-05)

Cerebrospinal fluid leak after nasal swab testing for COVID-19
Researchers describe what to their knowledge is the first case of a cerebrospinal fluid leak after nasal testing for COVID-19. (2020-10-01)

In-hospital cardiac arrest in COVID-19
Outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest among patients with COVID-19 are examined in this case series. (2020-09-28)

Sleep challenges during COVID-19 pandemic
How parents can help their children adjust sleep schedules, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, is discussed in this Patient Page. (2020-09-28)

Examining associations between marijuana use during pregnancy, childhood outcomes
Researchers investigated whether cannabis use during pregnancy was associated with various childhood outcomes, including cognition, social problems and brain structure. (2020-09-23)

COVID-19 and human trafficking
The amplified impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations has important implications for individuals at risk of or exploited in human trafficking. (2020-09-21)

US adults experienced increased COVID-19-related mental health challenges as the pandemic unfolded
US adults increasingly experienced symptoms associated with acute stress and depression as COVID-19 cases and deaths skyrocketed between mid-March and mid-April 2020, according to a study of more than 6,500 people from three large, nationally representative cohorts. These (2020-09-18)

Eyeglasses and COVID-19
Researchers in this observational study examined the association between wearing eyeglasses daily and susceptibility to COVID-19. (2020-09-16)

Should we mandate a COVID-19 vaccine for children?
This Viewpoint examines the evidence for vaccination of children against COVID-19. (2020-09-14)

Facebook anniversaries inspire reflection, nostalgia
Posted on Facebook, milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries prompt users to reflect on the passage of time and the patterns of their lives -- and help the social media giant recycle content in order to boost engagement, according to new Cornell research. (2020-09-14)

Running on fumes
A hospitalist charts his emotional journey in this narrative essay from when once brightly colored signs declared hospital workers as heroes to now when the signs have faded and the steady and intense work of helping patients with COVID-19 has seemingly become mundane. (2020-09-04)

Opportunities for research on treatment of substance use disorders context of COVID-19
The different ways treatment and research on psychiatric disorders have shifted because of COVID-19 are assessed in this Viewpoint, which suggests what changes should remain after the pandemic. (2020-09-01)

Fear of missing out impacts people of all ages
The social anxiety that other people are having fun without you, also known as FoMO, is more associated with loneliness, low self-esteem and low self-compassion than with age, according to a recent study led by Washington State University psychology professor Chris Barry. (2020-08-26)

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children without COVID-19 symptoms
The rate of positive test results for SARS-CoV-2 in children without symptoms who were treated in U.S. hospitals for other conditions was examined in this study. (2020-08-25)

Growth of children living at higher altitudes
This observational study examined the association between living at higher altitudes and growth among children. (2020-08-24)

Assessment of COVID-19 hospitalizations by race/ethnicity in 12 states
Data from a COVID-19 tracking project were used to assess how common COVID-19 infection was by race/ethnicity in 12 states in this observational study. (2020-08-17)

Policy implications of orphan drug designation for remdesivir to treat COVID-19
This Viewpoint highlights loopholes in U.S. orphan drug policy as exemplified by the use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19. (2020-08-17)

Interest in quitting vaping among adolescents
Adolescents using electronic cigarettes were asked if they had seriously thought about or tried to quit vaping. (2020-08-17)

Evidence of direct viral damage to olfactory complex in patients testing positive for SARS-CoV-2
Researchers report the clinicopathologic and autopsy findings observed in the olfactory system of two patients with SARS-CoV-2-positive nasal swabs. (2020-08-13)

Disparities in cancer outcomes due to COVID-19
This Viewpoint calls for greater attention to racial and socioeconomic health disparities affecting patients with cancer in the setting of COVID-19. (2020-08-13)

Having COVID-19
This essay describes the author's experience of having COVID-19. (2020-08-12)

Survival on heart transplant waiting list
Survival of patients on the heart transplant waiting list was examined in this observational study. (2020-08-12)

K-12 virtual schooling, COIVD-19 and student success
This Viewpoint advises parents on how to assess virtual schooling options for their children for the fall semester during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-08-11)

Operational considerations on academy guidance for K-12 school reentry
Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on K-12 school reentry are discussed in this Viewpoint. (2020-08-11)

SARS-CoV-2 infection among health care workers in hospital
This study sought to establish the rate of COVID-19 among health care workers through widespread screening for SARS-CoV-2 exposure in a large community hospital. (2020-08-11)

Teens' social media use does not raise risk for depression: study
Contrary to popular wisdom, daily social media use is not a strong or consistent risk factor for depressive symptoms among adolescents, according to a new study by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health researchers. The results are published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. (2020-08-11)

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