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Supplements May Protect Those with Low Vitamin D Levels from Severe COVID-19

Study finds more than half of patients with low vitamin D do not receive supplements. Patients with low vitamin D levels who are hospitalized for COVID-19 may have a lower risk of dying or requiring mechanical ventilation if they receive vitamin D supplementation of at least 1,000 units weekly, according to a study presented virtually...
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Endocrine Society Joins ASBMR, Other Bone Health Organizations to Provide Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine and Osteoporosis

As COVID-19 vaccines continue to be distributed, the world’s leading bone health research, clinical, and patient advocacy organizations ASBMR, Endocrine Society, AACE, ECTS, NOF, and IOF provide recommendations to assist clinicians in managing osteoporosis treatments for their patients who plan to get vaccinated. The full guidance document with supporting evidence is available online. Experts agree...
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Culture Clashes: How COVID-19 Heightened Awareness of Treating Vulnerable Populations

From a distrust of authorities to language and cultural barriers, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare some uncomfortable facts about treating some of the most vulnerable populations. Caregivers and healthcare professionals need to be acutely aware of how to deal with these patients by overcoming several obstacles from language barriers to accepted cultural norms. Last...
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New Study Uncovers Racial Inequities Among People with Type 1 Diabetes, COVID-19

Black and Hispanic people with COVID-19 and diabetes are more likely than Caucasians to die or have serious complications, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Health disparities refer to unequal health status or healthcare between groups of people due to differences in their background, physical traits, or their environment. These...