Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatol Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Belviq Due to Cancer Risk
However, agency is not recommending special screening for patients who have taken the weight - loss drug (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Institutional, Source Type: news

Massachusetts Health Reform Tied to Decrease in Advanced Cancer
Findings seen for colorectal cancer, but no similar findings found for advanced breast cancer diagnoses (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Short - Course Rifamycin - Based Regimens Preferred for Latent TB
Shorter regimens favored over longer course of isoniazid monotherapy for latent TB infection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
New largescale study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found overprescription of opioids by dentists common, particularly to patients at high risk for substance abuse, and that almost 1/3 of patients received more powerful drugs than neededElsevierIMAGE: In this cross-sectional analysis of 542,958 dental visits by adult patients, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 2 opioid prescriptions exceeded the recommended morphine equivalents and days'supply for...viewmore Credit: Michelle S. Woods Ann Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescrib...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Caregivers Are in Need of Better Health Care Coverage, Access
Caregivers at greater risk for lack of coverage, not accessing needed health care due to costs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

More Lung Cancer Patients Presenting With Cough, Dyspnea
Findings based on analysis of index symptoms of U.K. patients from 2000 to 2017 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Rise Sharply
CDC announced that two new cases have been confirmed in the United States (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Physician on Boosting Sex With Foods: Keep an Open Mind Physician on Boosting Sex With Foods: Keep an Open Mind
As Valentine's Day beckons, Niket Sonpal, MD, says certain foods may boost interest in sex. Two sexual health experts remain unconvinced. All agree foods won't work on their own.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine for Adults: Who Needs It? Who Doesn't? HPV Vaccine for Adults: Who Needs It? Who Doesn't?
Find out which adults should be offered the HPV vaccine and who might want to skip it.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Percent of persons in families with problems paying bills higher for women, children, non - Hispanic blacks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Coronavirus Spread Slows, but Death Toll Jumps to 1,113
Yesterday, the World Health Organization gave the virus a new name: COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

2002 to 2018 Saw Increases in Heroin Use, Use Disorder, Injection
800,000 U.S. adults surveyed; prevalence of heroin use increased from 0.17 to 0.32 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Aid Low Back Pain
Movement - based mind - body interventions could be effective alternatives to drugs, surgery, injections (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

ASA: No Decline Seen in Active Smoking for Stroke Survivors
Adjusted prevalence of active smoking decreased in overall population, but not among stroke survivors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Young Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Hospitalization
Risks most elevated for survivors of leukemia, CNS tumors, CRC, non - Hodgkin lymphoma, breast cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Short - Term Mortality Link Identified for Increased Ozone Exposure
Exposure to ozone greater than maximum background levels linked to short - term excess mortality of 0.26 percent (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1,000; 13th U.S. Case Confirmed
The total numbers far exceed the toll of the 2003 SARS outbreak (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

US Heroin Use: Good News, Bad News? US Heroin Use: Good News, Bad News?
After a steady increase in heroin use over almost 2 decades, use of the drug has plateaued, but does this positive trend indicate a shift to fentanyl use?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Drug Combo No Better in MRSA Blood Infections, Ups Risk Drug Combo No Better in MRSA Blood Infections, Ups Risk
Adding a beta-lactam to standard therapy for MRSA bacteremia does not improve outcomes and appears to up the risk for kidney injury, data from a randomized controlled trial showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Deprescribing CV Drugs for Older Adults: Physician Perspectives Deprescribing CV Drugs for Older Adults: Physician Perspectives
This study examined barriers to deprescribing cardiovascular medications for older adults. Do deprescribing priorities differ among internists, geriatricians, and cardiologists?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Cut Preinvasive Cervical Disease
Risk for preinvasive cervical disease decreased with one, two, three vaccine doses at age 15 to 19 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Birth Weight May Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness Later
Findings seen in large cohort of men born at - term, regardless of body mass index, in young adulthood (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Man Residing in China First U.S. Citizen to Die From Coronavirus
Not clear why man was not able to leave Wuhan on evacuation flights, but may have been too ill to fly (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

City of Hope's Triplex vaccine reduces rate of CMV complications in transplant recipients
(City of Hope) Patients who underwent a stem cell transplant and received the Triplex vaccine to prevent a type of herpes virus -- cytomegalovirus (CMV) -- from duplicating out of control were 50% less likely to develop health complications related to the virus than patients who did not take Triplex, according to a City of Hope-led study published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Triplex reduces cytomegalovirus complications by half and induces immunity in stem cell transplant
(American College of Physicians) The novel Triplex vaccine reduced rates of cytomegalovirus (CMV) complications in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) by half and induced immunity to the virus. No vaccine-associated safety concerns were identified. Findings from a phase 2 randomized clinical trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chinese Doctor Among First to Warn About Coronavirus Dies From Virus
Dr. Li Wenliang raised concerns about a cluster of illnesses that were similar to SARS (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

GERD: What's Not Helpful and Other Practice Pearls GERD: What's Not Helpful and Other Practice Pearls
Laugh and learn as the Curbsiders, a trio of practicing internists, share their favorite pearls on the management of GERD and PPI therapy.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

PCP Visits Declined by Nearly One Quarter in Less Than 10 Years PCP Visits Declined by Nearly One Quarter in Less Than 10 Years
Fewer commercially insured adults are visiting primary care physicians, and the trend has both negative and positive consequences, experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

More Americans Evacuated From China Due to Coronavirus
FDA announced Tuesday that it has fast - tracked a test for the virus to help speed screening efforts (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Evidence Lacking for Use of Bedside Sitters to Prevent Falls
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- There is a lack of evidence to suggest that adding bedside sitters to usual care prevents falls for patients in acute care hospitals, according to a review published online Feb. 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Adela M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO Seeks $ 675 Million for Coronavirus Fight
In the last 24 hours, agency has recorded the largest increase in cases since the start of the epidemic (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Kratom Seems Safe for Pain, Anxiety, Opioid Withdrawal
Kratom most commonly used daily; few serious adverse events self - reported among users (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Repeated Measures of 9/11 - Related PTSD Tied to Mortality
Time - varying PTSD linked to increased risk for all - cause, cardiovascular, external - cause mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Overweight and Obesity May Up Risk for Several Common Cancers
Among overweight, obese patients, cancer risk 12 percent greater compared with general population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Overweight and Obesity May Up Risk for Several Common Cancers
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- Hospital-diagnosed overweight and obesity is associated with an increased risk for several common cancers, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Sigrid Bjerge Gribsholt, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Industry Ties May Bias Indoor Tanning Studies
Studies with financial links to indoor tanning industry significantly more likely to favor indoor tanning (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Soldiers With Traumatic Brain Injury at Risk for Mental Illness
Moderate or severe traumatic brain injury in combat tied to higher risk for range of mental health disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Blood Mercury Levels Linked to Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
Increased blood total mercury levels, methylmercury levels linked to increased odds of NMSC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Incidence Rates Up for Young Women Versus Men
Significant increases seen in female - to - male incidence rate ratios in six countries (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

H. pylori Eradication Cuts Gastric Cancer Risk in Those With Family History
Gastric cancer risk reduced among those with H. pylori infection plus first - degree relatives with gastric cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Are Drug Expiration Dates a Myth? Are Drug Expiration Dates a Myth?
All drugs are required by law to have an expiration date. Replacing them is expensive . Is it unnecessary?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Nonalcoholic Liver Disease'an Epidemic of the 21st Century'Nonalcoholic Liver Disease'an Epidemic of the 21st Century '
Can trigger a cascade of reactions, leading to liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver failure, explains an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approvals: Is Pharma Buying Testimonies? FDA Approvals: Is Pharma Buying Testimonies?
Could pay for travel, accommodations, and time influence the testimonies of people speaking at FDA committee meetings?Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Second Coronavirus Death Reported Outside China
Fearing a pandemic, U.S. has begun to bar entry to any foreigners who have recently traveled to China (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 5, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Drop in Visits to Primary Care Providers Seen for Insured Adults
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 -- From 2008 to 2016, there was a decrease in commercially insured adults'visits to primary care providers (PCPs), according to a study published online Feb. 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Ishani Ganguli, M.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Than One in 10 Deployed Soldiers Thinks About Suicide
Lifetime noncombat trauma exposure and major depressive disorder may up the risk for suicide ideation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Adults Over 80 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Adults Over 80
This study found that despite generally poor outcomes for older patients undergoing CPR, many emergency clinicians do not consider these attempts at resuscitation to be inappropriate.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Experimental Antiviral Drug to Be Tested Against New Coronavirus
Trial to be conducted in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news