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Patient-Care Positives in a Pandemic; Smart Succession
on 05/07/2020 at 6:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to this week's edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what's next. "This should scare anyone who cares about...
Could a Diabetes Drug Reduce Cognitive Impairment?
on 05/07/2020 at 4:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Tali Cukierman-Yaffe, Hertzel C. Gerstein, et al.; Geert Jan Biessels Target Audience and Goal Statement: Endocrinologists, neurologists The goal of this study was to assess the effect of the glucagon-like peptide...
COVID-19 Antibody Tests; Apgar Scores in Preterm Infants: It's TT HealthWatch!
on 05/07/2020 at 2:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso...
She Needed a Lifesaving Drug, but the Only Hospital in Town Didn't Have It
on 05/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- A life flight to a bigger hospital was too lat
Q&A: Racism, Disparities, and the Health of the Nation
on 05/07/2020 at 10:00 am
(MedPage Today) -- The first quarter of 2020 has revealed, to many, the depth of the racial problem in American society. First, COVID-19, which has disproportionately impacted communities of color, revealed the inequities in the American healthcare...
COVID-19 in Prisons; Time to Move Away From RCTs?
on 05/07/2020 at 8:00 am
(MedPage Today) -- California is infusing the state's prisons with significant financial resources, but this investment is not containing or preventing COVID outbreaks, Dan Morain writes ~ California Prisons Are COVID Hotbeds Despite Billions Spent...
Racial Discrimination Is Linked to What Health Condition?
on 03/07/2020 at 6:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz
'What Do You Have to Lose?': What We Heard This Week
on 03/07/2020 at 4:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- "If you have something that is potentially beneficial, safe, and cheap, what do you have to lose?" -- Paul Marik, MD, of Eastern Virginia Medical School, on quercetin's potential place in COVID-19 treatment. "There's a lot...
Could Hookworm Therapy Benefit MS Patients?
on 03/07/2020 at 2:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Radu Tanasescu, Christopher R. Tench, et al.; Daniel Ontaneda, Jeffrey A. Cohen Target Audience and Goal Statement: Neurologists, infectious disease specialists The goal of this study was to determine whether...
A Scientific Look at Saturated Fats
on 03/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- The Skeptical Cardiologist has been pointing out for some time that dietary advice to universally restrict consumption of saturated fats is not scientifically based. Different foods present different types of saturated fats...
COVID-19: A Boost for Capitated Payment Models
on 03/07/2020 at 11:00 am
(MedPage Today) -- The cancellation of most face-to-face outpatient visits brought about by the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 has resulted in serious financial difficulties for primary care provider practices in many parts of the country. In...
Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus
on 03/07/2020 at 10:00 am
(MedPage Today) -- Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people, and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue money, state and local government health workers...
FDA OKs Octreotide Capsules; COVID-19 Damages Endocrine System
on 03/07/2020 at 8:00 am
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved octreotide (Mycapssa) capsules for long-term maintenance of acromegaly in those already treated with octreotide or lanreotide, Chiasma announced. Certain medication and medical devices may inadvertently expose...
New Type of HIV Tx Wins FDA Approval
on 02/07/2020 at 5:55 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Heavily treatment-experienced HIV patients who failed on other antiretrovirals have a new option, as the FDA approved fostemsavir (Rukobia), a new type of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for patients who have previously tried multiple...
Senators Press NIH Director on COVID-19 Vax Timeline
on 02/07/2020 at 5:35 pm
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- As President Trump on Thursday was praising his administration's accomplishments during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Senate Appropriations subcommittee was voicing concern over the surge in cases nationwide and asking...
Smell and Taste Issues Unlikely to Linger After COVID-19
on 02/07/2020 at 5:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Temporary loss of smell and taste was tied to COVID-19 infection in mildly symptomatic patients, but did not appear to persist a month after infection, a small survey of patients in Italy found. Only 12% of mildly symptomatic...
Pooled Data Back Short-Course HCV Tx
on 02/07/2020 at 4:45 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Eight weeks of glecaprevir-pibrentasvir (Mavyret) was efficacious and well tolerated in treatment-naive patients with all hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype infections, with or without cirrhosis, international researchers reported...
Dementia and Deep-Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's
on 02/07/2020 at 4:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Dementia prevalence and incidence were not higher over time in Parkinson's disease patients who had deep-brain stimulation (DBS) than in the general Parkinson's population, a retrospective single-center study in France suggested...
When Diagnosis Leads to Sadness Instead of Triumph
on 02/07/2020 at 3:30 pm
(MedPage Today) -- He did a double take as we passed on our small-town sidewalk. "Hey, Doc, I didn't recognize you dressed like that, without your..." -- he gestured to where my tie or stethoscope would have been. I was wearing a café au...
Stretching Regimen Linked to Vascular Benefits
on 02/07/2020 at 2:30 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Leg stretching exercises were associated with improved vascular function, researchers reported in a small study. Signs of local and systemic vascular improvement were observed after study participants underwent 12 weeks of training...