Health

Similar follow-up after telehealth and office visits: study

Patients who made appointments to see their primary care doctors by video or over the phone did not seek substantially more follow-up care overall than those who had traditional in-person visits, according to Kaiser Permanente ...

Health

Pregnancy experts call for Medicaid policy change

Postpartum sterilization is a safe and effective form of contraception. It can be performed immediately after birth without increasing the length of stay in the hospital for new mothers. Unfortunately, women enrolled in Medicaid ...

Vaccination

Severe COVID-19 outcomes not up during Delta predominance

(HealthDay)—During a period of delta variant predominance, there was no increase in the proportion of patients who were admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), received invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), or died while ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Moscow closing schools, many businesses as virus deaths soar

Restaurants, movie theaters and many retail stores in Moscow will be closed for 11 days starting Oct. 28, along with other new restrictions, officials said Thursday, as Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study IDs pregnancy complications in the U.S. tied to the pandemic

(HealthDay)—The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with an increased risk for several adverse pregnancy outcomes among commercially insured pregnant women, according to a research letter published online Oct. 15 in JAMA Network ...

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