More Evidence Herpes Virus Strongly Tied to Alzheimer's More Evidence Herpes Virus Strongly Tied to Alzheimer's
New epidemiologic studies suggest a causal relationship between the herpes virus and Alzheimer's, as the involvement of the immunology system in the disease becomes a'hot'research topic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Bioinformatics Tool Can ID Source of Bloodstream Pathogens
Classically non - enteric pathogens identified in gut microbiome, challenging origin of these infections (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Recent survey provides updated national estimate of doctors' financial ties to industry
(The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy& Clinical Practice) Since 2013, gifts and payments to doctors by pharmaceutical and medical device companies have been publicly reported. Some medical centers, employers, and states have banned or restricted detailing visits, physician payments or gifts. In order to better understand the effects of these changes, a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and the American Board of Internal Medicine conducted a national survey of internal medicine doctors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mortality Due to Suicide, Alcohol, Accidents Up in Diabetes
Patients with diabetes have higher mortality in nearly all end points, especially for insulin - treated (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Scribes Lessen FPs' Administrative Burden, Researchers Find
A new study of medical scribes in primary care settings published inJAMA Internal Medicine associates their use with decreased administrative burden, improved efficiency and improved visit interactions. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Young People are Drinking: A 10-question Quiz
Sample:  Which beverage accounted for the largest percentage of total beverage consumption among US youth? Milk? Water? The answer might surprise you. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Source Type: news

Problem Gaming, Sexual Compulsion'Real Conditions'Problem Gaming, Sexual Compulsion'Real Conditions '
Internet gaming disorder and compulsive sexual behavior are clinically relevant conditions akin to addictions, despite their lack of inclusion in DSM-5, leading experts suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Steps outlined for health systems to establish comprehensive, ongoing procurement strategies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry 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

Are Oral Bisphosphonate'Drug Holidays' Safe? Are Oral Bisphosphonate'Drug Holidays' Safe?
How should patients be monitored when taking a prolonged break from oral bisphosphonates?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Advance Care Planning in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults Advance Care Planning in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
This article provides valuable practice pointers for assessment, shared decision-making, and reimbursement.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The Changing Faces of Eating Disorders
This quick slideshow sheds light on three common eating disorders that aren't just impacting adolescent girls and women.    (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Source Type: news

Emesis x3 Weeks in an Elderly Woman: Dx?
ECG Challenge: The patient is seen in the ED after a short-lived reprieve from vomiting. She faints during the ECG. What ’s your read of the tracing? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

Study: Best Treatments for Basal Cell Carcinoma
When treating low-risk primary basal cell carcinoma (BCC), surgery and external beam radiation yield a better chance of a cure and a lower recurrence rate compared with other treatment modalities. This is the finding of a recent meta-analysispublished in theAnnals of Internal Medicine. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

Have You Experienced Ageism During Your Career? Have You Experienced Ageism During Your Career?
Stereotyping due to age may be widespread in the medical profession.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

' Compelling' Data: Bariatric Surgery Saves Lives'Compelling' Data: Bariatric Surgery Saves Lives
Why are there still so many hurdles between obese patients with type 2 diabetes who would benefit from this life-saving treatment?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

5 Qs on Managing Hepatitis C in the Young
How much do you know about HCV treatment in children and teens? Take this short, 5-question quiz to find out. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Quiz Source Type: news

Don't Tell Patients to Ditch the Low-Fat Dairy Just Yet Don't Tell Patients to Ditch the Low-Fat Dairy Just Yet
PURE data suggest that whole-fat dairy intake lowers mortality, but official recommendations haven't changed.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

American College of Gastroenterology, Oct. 5 - 10
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Conference, Source Type: news

Most Older Patients OK With Deprescribing Most Older Patients OK With Deprescribing
Most older adults (92%) were willing to stop taking at least one of their medications with permission from their physician, a survey of Medicare recipients has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Larry Wright Takes New Role at UAMS in Fayetteville (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Larry Wright has been named associate director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Northwest Regional Campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Fayetteville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Are You an Alcoholic? Are You an Alcoholic?
Roughly 1 in 8 Americans who drink have alcohol use disorder. Are you one of them?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

The Future of Aspirin in Primary CVD Prevention
What exactly is the role of aspirin in CVD prevention? Two new studies from ESC 2018 and 3 ongoing studies sought to answer that very question.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Source Type: news

Low - Dose Aspirin May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk
Inverse association for low - dose but not standard - dose aspirin with ovarian cancer risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

11 Questions on Cannabis-based Medication
Sample:  True or false? The longer a study on cannabis-based interventions lasted, the less of an effect on pain was reported.  (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Source Type: news

2 GI Case Quizzes: Fatigue/Poor LFTs; Pain post-Gastric Bypass
Two scenarios: a 42-y/o man with MRCP findings of concern and a 35-y/o woman s/p RNY and C-sections, with RUQ pain. Your solutions? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

A Low-Risk, Low-Cost Way to Slow Cognitive Decline A Low-Risk, Low-Cost Way to Slow Cognitive Decline
Focusing on older black patients, a novel behavioral approach reduced the rate of cognitive decline.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Frailty and Resilience as Outcome Measures in Geriatric Care Frailty and Resilience as Outcome Measures in Geriatric Care
The author examines the complex concepts of frailty and resilience and explores differing approaches to their use as outcome measures in the context of geriatric care.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

PVD Management in a post-COMPASS World
A subanalysis of the COMPASS trial found that combination treatment with rivaroxaban and aspirin reduced incidence of major adverse limb events by 43%. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease: A Short Summary of a Long History
A look back at a decade of advances in management of peripheral vascular disease prompted this short summary of big changes. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Hypertension Source Type: news

Most Internists Still Report Ties to Industry Most Internists Still Report Ties to Industry
Almost three fourths (72%) of internal medicine physicians reported ties to drug or device manufacturers, a survey found. Specialists were more likely to report ties than nonspecialists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Updated Pediatric and Adult Obesity Algorithm
How will the updated pediatric and adult obesity algorithm impact both your patients and practice? Scroll through this slideshow to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Source Type: news

Web-Based CBT Effective for Easing Tinnitus Distress Web-Based CBT Effective for Easing Tinnitus Distress
Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) is at least as effective as standard face-to-face clinical care for reducing distress due to tinnitus, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

' Long Data': A Missing Link in Patient Histories'Long Data': A Missing Link in Patient Histories
Should we be asking,'Were you an IVF baby?'Dr Eric Topol discusses the importance of knowing a patient's history from conception throughout the lifespan.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Column Source Type: news

Feds Settle $24M Fraud Suit Involving Alleged Kickbacks to 63 Doctors Feds Settle $24M Fraud Suit Involving Alleged Kickbacks to 63 Doctors
The largest false Medicare claims recovery in Montana history involved more than 60 physicians across multiple specialties.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Feds Settle $24M Fraud Suit Involving Kickbacks to 63 Doctors Feds Settle $24M Fraud Suit Involving Kickbacks to 63 Doctors
The largest false Medicare claims recovery in Montana history involved more than 60 physicians across multiple specialties.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Shouldn’t Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
Tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep at night, and many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief. Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are especially popular among older adults. A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that roughly one in three adults ages 65 to 80 use these drugs at least occasionally to fall asleep, and OTC meds like Benadryl and Tylenol PM are the pills of choice for sleepless seniors. Experts say this is concerning for a number of reasons. Studies have linked the regular, long-term use of OTC sleep medicines to some potentially serious side effe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health sleep Source Type: news

Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Residents describe daily barrage of microaggression, bias; being tasked as race/ethnicity ambassadors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Screening: Harms Beat Benefits Prostate Cancer Screening: Harms Beat Benefits
Dr Charles Vega comments on two studies, each looking at a different issue related to prostate cancer screening.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Evidence does not support statin use for conditions other than heart disease
(American College of Physicians) Despite studies suggesting benefits for conditions beyond cardiovascular disease (CVD), the evidence does not support revising current statin prescribing guidelines. Findings from an evidence review and meta-analysis are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

No link between progression-free survival, quality of life in cancer trials
In clinical trials evaluating cancer interventions, there was no significant association between progression-free survival and health-related quality of life, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.10/05/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - October 5, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia
Benefits include better functional health, sleep - related quality of life, psychological well - being (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

No Increase in In - Hospital, Post - Discharge Death With HRRP
No increase in mortality seen with Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implementation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
Minimum risk of low - level drinking frequency for all - cause mortality found to be about three times weekly (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Online CBT May Improve Daytime Effects of Insomnia Online CBT May Improve Daytime Effects of Insomnia
Digital cognitive-behavioral therapy may improve some of the daytime consequences of insomnia that drive patients to seek medical help, a new randomized trial suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 -- Sexual harassment and sexual assault among midlife women are associated with poorer physical and mental health, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Rebecca C. Thurston, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Three - Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Lowest rates seen among health workers in long - term care settings (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry 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

Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Medical residents should understand their income, create a budget and stick to it, save for the future (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Stroke Rate Variability in Afib: Much Higher than We Thought!
A new study reveals the hertofore unknown and remarkable impact of the variation in published stroke rates on the net clinical benefit of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Rash and Foot Pain in a 4-year-old Boy
Foot pain has been present for ~1 week but the rash was noticed just this morning. What's your diagnosis? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Pediatrics Source Type: news