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Fauci in the House; USPSTF recommendation; summits and stigma – Morning Medical Update

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Congressional testimony

In case you missed it, Anthony Fauci, MD, was in the House Oversight and Accountability Select Subcommittee on June 3 in his first congressional hearing in nearly two years. The Hill reports that “he picked up where he left off: trading barbs with Republicans over the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Read more here.

Exercise to stay upright

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has published its final recommendation statement on “Falls Prevention in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Interventions.” An analysis of 29 trials showed that exercise could make a significant reduction in the number of falls over time for the residents. Read the full statement here.

Of mountains and mental health stigma

Summit season has ended on the world’s tallest mountain. This year’s crowd of climbers included a marathoner running to break the stigma surrounding mental health, an issue that physicians and other clinicians encounter when they consider their own needs. United Kingdom Army veteran Sally Orange dressed as a lemon to complete the Everest Marathon on May 29. Runner’s World has more.

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