Genes and COVID-19
23.9: Percentage of outpatient visits conducted by telemedicine in the second half of 2020
Source: JAMA Health Forum
Stories for the Waiting Room
Overdose deaths jumped to a record 93,000 in 2020, a 29% increase from 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last year was already considered the deadliest year in U.S. history due to the pandemic. Social isolation and anxiety brought on by lockdowns and the shuttering of treatment centers may have meant that those with opioid use disorder were unable to get help, reports STAT.
Epistaxis: a nosebleed
Mania of the Week
Macromania: a delusion that objects are larger than natural size
Food for Thought
Isinglass is a substance derived from dried swim bladders of fish. It's a form of collagen used mainly to clarify some types of beer and wine, though it can also be cooked into a paste for specialized gluing purposes.