Cognition Declines Tied to Hearing Loss Begin Early
Cognitive impairment starts as soon as hearing becomes imperfect, suggesting need for earlier testing, treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, ENT, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Driving Fitness in Different Forms of Dementia: An Update Driving Fitness in Different Forms of Dementia: An Update
In what ways might the severity and type of dementia impact fitness to drive?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Okays Cenobamate (Xcopri) for Focal Epilepsy FDA Okays Cenobamate (Xcopri) for Focal Epilepsy
The FDA has approved cenobamate for seizures in adults with focal epilepsy based on results from two trials of more than 600 patients, as well as a 1300-person safety study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Radiation From CT Scans Linked to Thyroid Cancer, Leukemia
Elevated risk stronger in women than men; risk for non - Hodgkin lymphoma increased in patients ≤ 45 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
The average deductible for a middle - income family was 4.7 percent of income in 2018 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 21, 2019 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

Number of Pregnant Women Taking Antidepressants Down
Findings seen in large, population - based study in Denmark from 1997 to 2016 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Negative Impact Persists for Survivors of Firearm Injury
Almost half of those surviving gunshot wound had positive screen for probable PTSD (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Comorbidities Before, After Diagnosis
Increased odds of inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, VTE seen before RA diagnosis versus controls (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 21, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Incidence of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Increasing
Greater increase seen for distant - stage and regional - stage SCCA than for localized - stage SSCA (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Blood Pressure, Mortality, and Frailty in Older Adults Blood Pressure, Mortality, and Frailty in Older Adults
This study examined whether the relationship between BP and clinical outcomes differs in the context of frailty.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Inventor Manu Prakash: Everyone Deserves'Access to the Microscopic World'Inventor Manu Prakash: Everyone Deserves'Access to the Microscopic World '
The Foldscope, Paperfuge, and Octopi are inexpensive diagnostic tools that Manu Prakash and his team have invented to improve the lives of people around the world.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Screening Remains Low in Women Ages 45 to 65 Years
Screening rates are insufficient to reduce cervical cancer incidence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC: ~ 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products
Prevalence of use higher for men, adults aged ≤ 65 years, uninsured, those with disability or limitation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Distribution of Self-Test Kits Can Up HIV Awareness
TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 -- Distribution of HIV self-tests among men who have sex with men (MSM) can increase testing and newly identified infections, according to a study published online Nov. 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Robin J. MacGowan, M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic lower back pain also improves sleep
(Boston Medical Center) Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research showed significant improvements in sleep quality lasting 52 weeks after 12 weeks of yoga classes or 1-on-1 PT, which suggests a long-term benefit of these non-pharmacologic approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Government officials say the objective is to encourage competition and reduce costs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 19, 2019 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

Bedside Ultrasound Shows Promise in Diagnosing Increased ICP Bedside Ultrasound Shows Promise in Diagnosing Increased ICP
Bedside optic nerve ultrasound shows promise in diagnosing increased intracranial pressure in children and adults, a systematic review and meta-analysis has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Common TB Vaccine Associated With Lower Lung Cancer Rates
In 60 - year follow - up, significantly lower lung cancer rates seen for those with childhood BCG vaccination (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

About Half of Middle - Age Adults Believe They May Develop Dementia
Only 5.2 percent of patients had discussed dementia prevention with their physician (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Disorder Has Declined Among Teens, Young Adults
Findings seen among those reporting daily/almost daily use, 2002 to 2016 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Surrogate Preferences on the POLST Form Surrogate Preferences on the POLST Form
Are patients'preferences in agreement with those of their surrogates when it comes to filling out the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Study -- disparities in care among homeless adults hospitalized for cardiovascular conditions
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a new retrospective study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, a team of researchers led by Rishi Wadhera, MD, MPP, MPhil, an investigator in the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), found that there are indeed striking disparities in in-hospital care and mortality between homeless and non-homeless adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American College of Allergy, Asthma & amp; Immunology, Nov. 7 - 11
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

12 Cases of Vaping - Related Lung Injury Described in One Hospital
Eight of the patients required ICU admission for hypoxemic respiratory failure, but no deaths reported (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Waist Circumference Tied to Increased Risk for Dementia
Waist circumference is a more accurate indicator of abdominal visceral fat level than body mass index (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Iron Supplementation: How Much Is Enough? Iron Supplementation: How Much Is Enough?
Iron supplements can be pretty miserable to take. What is the minimum amount that is both effective and tolerable?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

What Do Clinicians Need to Know About LTC Insurance? What Do Clinicians Need to Know About LTC Insurance?
Private long-term care insurance can help aging patients prepare for future care needs. Find out what there is to know.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Four Studies Look at Global Burden of Digestive Diseases
Global burdens of colorectal, pancreatic, stomach cancers and inflammatory bowel disease examined (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

U.S. States Can Do More to Prevent, Treat Lung Cancer
Considerable variation found between states in five - year survival, treatment, early diagnosis, screening (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Efforts to Reduce
Estimates show 30 percent or more of imaging exams across United States and Canada unnecessary (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Urology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Physical Activity After Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival
Findings seen among postmenopausal breast cancer patients regardless of activity level prediagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Is Technology Replacing the Patient History? Is Technology Replacing the Patient History?
If new technologies such as'omics,'wearables, and next-generation imaging offer more information than the patient can, will they render the history and physical obsolete?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Testosterone therapy may increase risk of blood clots
According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, testosterone therapy doubles men's risk of blood clots.News Max (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

$27 million grant will strengthen effort to increase biomedical workforce diversity
UCLA has received $27.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to spearhead the new phase of an initiative to enhance the diversity of the U.S. ’s biomedical workforce.The five-year grant funds the second and final phase of an NIH program called theDiversity Program Consortium: Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce. Launched in 2014, the multi-institution initiative is aimed at engaging students and early-career researchers in the biomedical and biobehavioral sciences who are from underrepresented backgrounds, and preparing them for success in the NIH-funded workforce.To date, more than 30,000 s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AHA: About One in Three With ASCVD Not Receiving Flu Shot
Vaccine coverage significantly lower among non - Hispanic blacks, those with lower education, income (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

EPA Proposal Would Limit Use of Science in Public Health Rules
Critics say the proposal would impede new clean air and water rules (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Testosterone Boosters Raise Men's Odds for Clots
Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Tied to Increased Cancer Risk
Risk for subsequent cancer up with development of interim CV events, including heart failure, MI (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Conference News, Source Type: news

ACAAI: Family History of Cancer Risk Factor for Childhood Asthma
More than 20 percent of those with family history of cancer had childhood asthma (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Testosterone Therapy Tied to Increase in Short-Term VTE Risk
TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 -- For men with and without hypogonadism, testosterone therapy is associated with an increased short-term risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a study published online Nov. 11 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Rob F.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACP addresses high cost of prescription drugs in new policy papers
(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) today released new policy papers calling for changes that would mitigate rising prescription drug costs. Policy Recommendations for Public Health Plans to Stem the Escalating Costs of Prescription Drugs: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians and Policy Recommendations for Pharmacy Benefit Managers to Stem the Escalating Costs of Prescription Drugs: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians were published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Middle-Aged Muscle Mass Tied to Future CVD Risk in Men Middle-Aged Muscle Mass Tied to Future CVD Risk in Men
Increased muscle mass in middle age was tied to lower CVD risk over 10 years in men, according to findings that may have public health implications for prevention of CVD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Bimodal Ondansetron Pill Eases Vomiting in Gastroenteritis Bimodal Ondansetron Pill Eases Vomiting in Gastroenteritis
A single long-acting tablet prevented vomiting for significantly longer than traditional medication in most recipients, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Smoking May Raise Psychosis, Depression Risk Smoking May Raise Psychosis, Depression Risk
Traditionally, it has been widely assumed that patients with mental illness start smoking to self-medicate. However, a novel study suggests the reverse — that smoking may actually raise the risk of mental illness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Dr. Nancy Brown named the Long Professor of Internal Medicine
Brown is an internationally renowned educator, investigator, and clinician. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Juul Stops Sales of Mint - Flavored E - Cigarettes
Juul is the most popular brand and mint the favorite flavor among high schoolers who vape (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Test of Vascular Function May Predict Solid - Tumor Cancer Risk
Reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry index ≤ 2.0 predicted incidence of solid - tumor cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Incidence Rates Generally Declined From 2007 to 2016
Smallest decline seen among women living in nonmetropolitan counties - - from 61 to 58 per 100,000 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

CA125 Can Detect Ovarian Cancer in General Practice
And elevated CA125 indicates higher risk for other cancers, especially in women aged ≥ 50 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Statin Use Over 65 Years of Age and All-Cause Mortality Statin Use Over 65 Years of Age and All-Cause Mortality
What have we learned about the effects of long-term statin therapy among this age group? Is it beneficial?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news