February 15, 2023
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For Older Americans, More Steps Lead to Better Cardiovascular Health
In a meta-analysis, researchers found walking 6,000 to 9,000 steps daily lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease by 40% to 50% vs. walking 2,000 steps daily.
Chlorthalidone vs. Hydrochlorothiazide: Which Is Superior for Treating Hypertension?
Randomly switching half of patients with hypertension on hydrochlorothiazide to chlorthalidone did not produce any difference in major cardiovascular outcomes.
Resistance of SARS-CoV-2 Variants to Monoclonal Antibodies
Prevalent SARS-CoV-2 variants are persistently resistant to therapeutic and prophylactic monoclonal antibodies but remain susceptible to nirmatrelvir/ritonavir, remdesivir, and molnupiravir.
Vaccination Against Mpox: Does It Work? Is It Safe?
Vaccination, either subcutaneously or intradermally, with the non-replicating Jynneos monkeypox vaccine is safe and effective.
Lecanemab-irmb Injection (Leqembi)
Lecanemab can be prescribed to treat Alzheimer's disease. Initiate this treatment in patients with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia stage of disease, with confirmation of amyloid beta pathology.
A Patient with Pneumonia
The ECG in the figure was obtained from an elderly man who was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. This ECG was obtained after his admission when he began to complain of chest pain. There are two important findings on this patient’s ECG. Can you identify them?