Saturday, January 22, 2022
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New CDC studies highlight the importance of getting a booster shot to protect against Omicron, which now accounts for more than 99% of new Covid cases in the US. But less than half the population eligible for a booster shot has received one.

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SATURDAY, Jan. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco use is far and away the leading cause of lung cancer, but non-smokers are also at risk, experts say.

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Stacker perused music documentaries on Metacritic and ranked the top 25 to bring you the best documentaries about musicians. Initial ties were broken by IMDb.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Jan. 17 to 21, 2022. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

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FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Patients aged younger than 18 years with diagnosed COVID-19 have an increased risk for newly diagnosed diabetes >30 days after acute infection, according to research published in the Jan. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged television watching increases the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Jan. 20 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Shortages of both supplies and workers are wreaking havoc on the efforts of COVID-19 at-home test makers to deliver enough of the tests to Americans, even as the federal government pledges to provide 500 million free, at-home kits.

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FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- There was increased use of telemedicine for surgical consults among some historically underrepresented patient groups during the second phase of the pandemic, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for hospitalization for COVID-19 among older Americans is far higher for those who are unvaccinated than for those who are fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot, new government data show.