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Halle Berry Worries That Diabetes Could Heighten Her COVID Risk

While everyone is at risk for COVID-19, certain groups of people are at greater risk of developing the severe respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Specifically, seniors and individuals with compromised immune systems and preexisting health conditions, including diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease, are more likely to develop COVID-19. Halle Berry falls… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Brilinta Approved in the US to Reduce the Risk of a First Heart Attack or Stroke in High-Risk Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Print this page June 1, 2020 — AstraZeneca’s Brilinta (ticagrelor) has been approved in the US to reduce the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease. The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was based on… Read More »