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

Preventable Deaths More Common in Rural America Preventable Deaths More Common in Rural America
There remains a"persistent and striking" gap between rural and urban Americans in the five leading causes of death in the US; health officials call for redoubled prevention efforts in rural areas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Vascular Risk in 30s Linked to Brain Pathology at 70 Vascular Risk in 30s Linked to Brain Pathology at 70
The results suggest that vascular risk monitoring should begin earlier than it currently occurs in order to prevent future dementia risk, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Multiple Adverse Events in Kids Linked to Top Causes of Death Multiple Adverse Events in Kids Linked to Top Causes of Death
The public health burden of adverse childhood experiences can be substantially alleviated by evidence-based strategies discussed in a new CDC resource.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

2009 to 2016 Saw Drop in 30-Day Mortality Tied to Emergency Care
THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 -- From 2009 to 2016, there was a decrease in 30-day mortality associated with emergency department care for Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Laura G. Burke, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colorectal Screening Requires Patient-Centric Approach Colorectal Screening Requires Patient-Centric Approach
A new guidance statement from the American College of Physicians seeks to simplify colorectal cancer screening recommendations among average-risk adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Alcohol use disorder treatment: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jon Ebbert, an internal medicine and addiction specialist at Mayo Clinic, describes treating alcohol use disorder. To listen, click the link below. Alcohol use disorder treatment (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Running Participation Linked to Reduced Risk for Mortality
Based on data from 232,149 participants, significant reductions seen in all - cause, CV, cancer mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Cuts Bloodstream Infection in C. diff
FMT group had lower BSI risk, fewer days in hospital, better overall survival than antibiotic group (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery in Obese Patients May Lower Cancer Risk
Among genetically predisposed, breast cancer rate higher in those who did not opt for bariatric surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Dietary Patterns May Possibly Be Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk
Plant - based diets might lower risk, animal - based diets containing dairy might raise risk for prostate cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

All - Cause Mortality Up With Loneliness in Cardiac Patients
Loneliness associated with significantly poorer patient - reported outcomes across cardiac diagnoses (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

ACP: Colorectal Screening Requires Patient-Centric Approach ACP: Colorectal Screening Requires Patient-Centric Approach
A new guidance statement from the American College of Physicians seeks to simplify colorectal cancer screening recommendations among average-risk adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

One in Three Young Adults Get Meds for Opioid Use Disorder After Overdose
Type of medication for opioid use disorder received appears to be associated with age (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Changes in Walking Predict Death and Disability Changes in Walking Predict Death and Disability
Increased randomness in motor fluctuations may predict frailty, disability, and death in the elderly, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 25 - 29
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Conference, Source Type: news

U.S. Oncologist Shortage May Impact Women ’ s Health
Major U.S. cities are expected to have a shortage of oncologists (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Anti-Cancer Yogurt, Facebook Healthcare, Schizophrenia The Week That Wasn't: Anti-Cancer Yogurt, Facebook Healthcare, Schizophrenia
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Advance Care Planning May Not Reduce Healthcare Use Advance Care Planning May Not Reduce Healthcare Use
Seriously ill patients with billed encounters for advance care planning are more likely to be hospitalized, enter hospice, and die but are less likely to undergo intensive treatment, such as chemotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Risk for Second Primary Malignancy Up in CLL Survivors
SPM risk higher for men and nonwhites, after chemotherapy, for recent years of diagnosis, for advanced age (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder May Raise Cardiometabolic Risk
Borderline personality traits, depression associated with extent of midlife cardiometabolic risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Increase Seen in Opioid - , Synthetic Opioid - Involved OD Deaths
From 2015 to 2017, number of opioid - involved overdose deaths increased for nearly all racial/ethnic groups (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Elexacaftor - Tezacaftor - Ivacaftor Efficacious for Cystic Fibrosis
Percentage of FEV1 higher at four weeks and through 24 weeks with treatment versus placebo (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Caregiving and the Soul of Medicine Caregiving and the Soul of Medicine
' We have to return to certain core ideals of healthcare in which caregiving is crucial and in which doctors are able to participate,'says Arthur Kleinman.Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Predicting Risk of Preventable Hospitalization in Dementia Predicting Risk of Preventable Hospitalization in Dementia
Might this newly developed prediction model help identify which patients with dementia are at highest risk of potentially preventable hospitalization?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Room at the Top for Women Room at the Top for Women
Dr George Lundberg discusses evolving opportunities for women in medicine.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 31, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Patient Biases Take Toll on Physicians Patient Biases Take Toll on Physicians
Physicians and physician trainees experience several types of patient bias and often face significant barriers to responding effectively, according to focus-group findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Maltreatment in Childhood Ups Risk for Physical Pain in Young Women
Higher risk for pain particularly seen for teen girls who experience posttraumatic stress (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

High Fiber, Yogurt Intake Linked to Reduced Risk for Lung Cancer
Risk reduced by more than 30 percent for high yogurt consumption and highest quintile of fiber intake (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 30, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
Report shows decrease in age - adjusted death rates, increase in age - adjusted death rate from overdose (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 30, 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

Has Your Career Been Affected by a Noncompete Clause? Has Your Career Been Affected by a Noncompete Clause?
Noncompete clauses are common in medicine. Tell us about your experiences.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Antidepressant Effect Seen for Anti - Inflammatories in MDD
Review shows reduced depressive symptoms for anti - inflammatory agents compared with placebo in MDD (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Biased Algorithms Affect Healthcare for Millions Biased Algorithms Affect Healthcare for Millions
' [A] widely used algorithm, typical of this industry-wide approach and affecting millions of patients, exhibits significant racial bias,'authors say.Medscape Medical Ethics (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 29, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news