Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Jan. 24 to 28, 2022. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

FRIDAY, Jan. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Although progress has been made in reducing tobacco use, new tobacco products are threatening this progress, according to the "State of Tobacco Control" report published by the American Lung Association.

FRIDAY, Jan. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men who are anxious and worry have increased cardiometabolic risk (CMR), which is maintained into older ages, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

FRIDAY, Jan. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Mentoring programs can help improve patients' transition from hospital to home by reducing their postoperative anxiety following a transplant, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in the Journal of Operations Management.

FRIDAY, Jan. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Receipt of three doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is associated with protection against delta and omicron compared with being unvaccinated and receipt of two doses, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.