CIED Complication Rates Vary Considerably Among Hospitals
TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 -- Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) complication rates vary considerably among hospitals, according to a study published online July 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Isuru Ranasinghe, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Podiatry Interventions to Prevent Falls in Older People Podiatry Interventions to Prevent Falls in Older People
Foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. How might podiatry interventions help to reduce falls in this group?Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mortality Up in Women With Central Obesity, Regardless of BMI
Normal weight with central obesity tied to higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Online Symptom Self - Management + Telehealth Aids Pain, Mood
Collaborative care led by a nurse - physician team with web - based self - management better than self - management alone (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Antibiotics After Assisted Vaginal Births: Latest Evidence Antibiotics After Assisted Vaginal Births: Latest Evidence
Dr George Lundberg discusses recent findings suggesting that prophylactic antibiotics following operative vaginal births are beneficial.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

CVS hires top Partners HealthCare exec to role in PBM business
A top executive at Partners HealthCare has been named chief medical officer for CVS ’s pharmacy benefit management business, the retail giant announced. Sree Chaguturu will start in the CMO role for CVS Caremark in September. He currently works as chief population health officer for Partners, overseeing the care of more than half a million patients as part of Partners Accountab le Care Organization. He is also a practicing internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Online Symptom Self-Management & #43; Telehealth Aids Pain, Mood
FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 -- Online symptom self-management plus clinician telecare can be effective for individuals with pain, depression, and anxiety, according to a study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Kurt Kroenke,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Targeted Interventions Raise HPV Vaccine Acceptance in Women
Educational videos produced the highest rate of acceptability and knowledge (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 25, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Genetics to Blame for Procrastination? Genetics to Blame for Procrastination?
Procrastination is tied to a genetic predisposition to higher dopamine levels in the brain, which promote cognitive flexibility and distraction, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Systolic, Diastolic BP Both Contribute to Cardiovascular Risk Systolic, Diastolic BP Both Contribute to Cardiovascular Risk
A new analysis of more than 36 million blood pressure measurements from 1.3 million people confirms that both values are important contributors to CV risk, and that in general lower is better.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Number of US medical students going on to become full-time primary care doctors hits a record low
Just 41.5 per cent of the internal medicine positions were filled by fourth year students in the US, according to the 2019 Match report, with similar trends in family medicine and paediatrics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuromodulators for Migraine At-a-Glance
Here: A snapshot of the 4 FDA-approved neuromodulation devices and a primer on neuromodulation for migraine at work. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

Refusal to Fill a Rx: A PharmD & #039;s Perspective
Pharmacist won't fill the Rx? There is usually a good reason and it could involve legal liability. A PharmD describes 3 personal scenarios with 3 different solutions. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP Source Type: news

10 CBD Company Health Claims: Please Read
FDA on July 23rd issued a warning letter to CBD-product maker Curaleaf, Inc, citing unsubstantiated health claims for its products. Here are 10 of the claims your patients are reading.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Source Type: news

Medicare-for-All Might Not Cause Surge in Hospital Use Medicare-for-All Might Not Cause Surge in Hospital Use
Medicare-for-all and other versions of universal coverage being proposed for the U.S. by several presidential hopefuls wouldn't necessarily lead more people to seek hospital care, a new analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Cuts in Fine Particulate Matter Pollution Have Spared U.S. Lives
Reductions in PM2.5 since 1999 estimated to have lowered mortality in all but 14 counties (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Risks Examined in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Increased incidences found for lymphoma, lung cancer (in male patients), and cervical cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Use of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) to Identify Acutely Deteriorating Patients with Sepsis in Acute Medical Ward
The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) is well established in acute medical units to identify acutely deteriorating patients and is shown to have good prognostic value. NEWS, however, has only been used in the Emergency Department as a triage tool. We aimed to evaluate the validity of NEWS in Acute Medical Ward (AMW) that treats predominantly acute infection-related conditions to the Internal Medicine service. NEWS accurately triages patients according to the likelihood of adverse outcomes in infection-related acute medical settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A healthy vegetarian diet can slow progression of prediabetes
A Swedish study reports that a plant-based diet may reduce the risk of prediabetes advancing to type 2 diabetes, data published in theJournal of Internal Medicine.Healthline (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antibiotic Use Without Prescription Common in US Antibiotic Use Without Prescription Common in US
Many people in the U.S. take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for them, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Nursing Home Residents Often Have Preventable Complications After Hospital Stay Nursing Home Residents Often Have Preventable Complications After Hospital Stay
Many nursing home residents who are hospitalized develop preventable health problems after they go back to the nursing facilities, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Carnivore & #039;s Complaint: More Meat, More Mortality
US consumption of red meat remains twice the global average. New research highlights the consquences of that intake in terms of all-cause mortality. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

FDA Warns Curaleaf Over CBD Products With Unfounded Claims FDA Warns Curaleaf Over CBD Products With Unfounded Claims
The FDA said the company is illegally marketing unapproved cannabidiol products they claim can treat cancer, Alzheimer's disease, opioid withdrawal, pain, and other conditions.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Lyme Disease: 5 Characteristics of the Ideal Test
The ideal test for Lyme disease needs to be direct and highly sensitive in specific areas of detection. A new review highlights the 5 key criteria. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Patient Care Editorial Staff Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Weird Medical Stories: What Is Havana Syndrome? Weird Medical Stories: What Is Havana Syndrome?
As US diplomats in Cuba continue experiencing a strange set of symptoms, we are left wondering: Are these the effects of an attack with a new weapon, a mass psychogenic illness, or something else?Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

T2DM Increases Gastric Cancer Risk After H. Pylori Eradication
Targeted screening should be considered in high - risk patients following H. pylori eradication therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

One in Five Workers Exposed to Secondhand Smoke on the Job
Industries with high number of exposed workers include outdoor workplaces unprotected by smoke - free laws (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 23, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Author Dr Matt McCarthy Is Raising the Alarm on Superbugs Author Dr Matt McCarthy Is Raising the Alarm on Superbugs
Eric Topol interviews physician writer Matt McCarthy on his new book'Superbugs'and current hot topics on the fight against antimicrobial resistance.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Treating Hypertension: Is Anything Safe? Treating Hypertension: Is Anything Safe?
Some antihypertensives have been found to be associated with cancers. Others are subject to recalls owing to contamination. What is the best way to treat a newly diagnosed patient with hypertension?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Shiny Pink Nodule on Malar Cheek
A 68-year-old woman presents with a new 6-mm nodule with central ulceration and a rolled border on the right cheek. What's your diagnosis? How would you treat? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ahuva Cices Eve J. Lowenstein, MD, PhD Tags: Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Nonprescription Antibiotic Use Seems Prevalent in the United States
MONDAY, July 22, 2019 -- Nonprescription antibiotic use appears to be prevalent in the United States, according to a review published online July 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Larissa Grigoryan, M.D., Ph.D., from the Baylor College of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Harvard Study: Plant-Based Diet Might Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
(CNN) — Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests. That link between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods — such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts — are included in your daily diet, as opposed to refined grains, starches and sugars, according to the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. “We found that eating plant-based diets was associated with, on average, 23% reduction in diabetes risk,” said Dr. Qi Sun, an associate pr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Harvard University Type 2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Rates of Anal Cancer Precursors High in Women Living With HIV
Authors call for new screening strategies for anal cancer prevention in women living with HIV (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Gum Disease Bacteria a Novel Treatment Target for Alzheimer's? Gum Disease Bacteria a Novel Treatment Target for Alzheimer's?
Early studies point to Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bacteria linked to periodontal disease, as a possible causal culprit in Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Lyrica Generics FDA Approves First Lyrica Generics
The US FDA has approved multiple applications for the first generics of pregabalin (Lyrica) for the management of neuropathic pain.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Chronic Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care
Which patients are more likely to be prescribed chronic opioids by their primary care physician? Should we be concerned? A new study offers insight. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Frequent Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Increased Dementia Risk Frequent Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Adults who reported taking sleep meds 5 or more nights per month had a 43% greater risk of developing dementia over 15 years vs their peers who rarely took sleeping pills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Financial Incentives Help People Stop Smoking
Effectiveness of incentives appears to be sustained once follow - up ends and incentives stop (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Evidence Links Maternal Migraine to Infant Colic More Evidence Links Maternal Migraine to Infant Colic
Mothers, but not fathers, with migraine are significantly more likely to have a baby with colic, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Guidance on Antipsychotic Choice New Guidance on Antipsychotic Choice
Choosing the best antipsychotic for individual patients with schizophrenia is challenging. A new meta-analysis seeks to inform that choice by ranking 32 antipsychotics on the basis of efficacy and safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Constructing Antipsychotics in Dementia Constructing Antipsychotics in Dementia
This study investigated how health professionals conceptualize antipsychotics and their use in dementia.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Colonoscopy in Nonagenarians Colonoscopy in Nonagenarians
Is there therapeutic benefit to performing colonoscopy in patients 90 years of age and older?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Treatment Intensification in Type 2 Diabetes: 3 Cases
When intensifying T2DM therapy to reach glycemic goals, newer agents target common comorbidities. Which would you choose in these 3 scenarios? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sudipa Sarkar, MD Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Air Pollution Found to Accelerate Aging of the Lungs
Larger effects seen for people from lower - income households (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm was 6 percent; 12 percent was severe, led to death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 18, 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

HHS Awards $20 Million to 27 Organizations to Increase the Rural Workforce Through the Creation of New Rural Residency Programs
Today, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $20 million in grants to develop new rural residency programs as part of the Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD). The grant recipients span 21 states and will develop rural residency programs for family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry to help improve the number of healthcare providers serving rural communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 18, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Universal Test and Treat Won't Stop HIV Epidemic Universal Test and Treat Won't Stop HIV Epidemic
In recent years, 3 large studies tested the idea that scaling up HIV testing and offering treatment immediately might halt new infections. Researchers grapple with whether test-and-treat is enough.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Biological Basis for the'Female Advantage' in Alzheimer's Biological Basis for the'Female Advantage' in Alzheimer's
The female brain is more efficient then the male brain in the early stages of dementia, which may explain the female advantage when it comes to maintaining verbal memory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Continuous Anticoagulants + Cold Snare Polypectomy Noninferior
Findings seen among patients with subcentimeter colorectal polyps receiving oral anticoagulants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Neck Mass in a Young Girl
The patient is 5-years-old without significant medical history. What is the differential diagnosis for a neck mass? What is your diagnosis? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 16, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: news