Tanning Beds in Health Clubs: A Common Contradiction Tanning Beds in Health Clubs: A Common Contradiction
The high prevalence of tanning beds in health club chains suggests medical discourse about the dangers of tanning is not reaching fitness enthusiasts who equate tanning with a healthy appearance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Requiem for a Doctor
Some of you may still remember me. Or your children or grandchildren might. Perhaps I cared for you at some point over the decades since 1976 when I opened my internal medicine practice, just two weeks after having completed my residency training. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on Geriatric Medicine Source Type: news

Patient Share of Out - of - Network Costs Rising
From 2012 to 2017, out - of - pocket costs nearly doubled for out - of - network hospital care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 25, 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

Considerable Misunderstanding Surrounds ABIM Leave Policies
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- Many internal medicine program directors (IM PDs) misunderstand the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) leave policies for resident physicians, according to a research letter published online Dec. 24 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Lived Experience of Persistent Pain After Breast Cancer The Lived Experience of Persistent Pain After Breast Cancer
A synthesis of qualitative studies explores the lived experience of persistent pain after breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Vitamin E Acetate ID ’ d in Lungs of Most Vaping Illness Patients
And, special report notes decrease in ED visits with EVALI - related diagnostic codes since September 2019 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Report Estimates Readmission, Death After Vaping Illness Discharge
Based on these findings, second report presents guidelines updating postdischarge management (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Gabapentinoids, Opioids Combo Carries Risk for Breathing Problems
Serious breathing problems can occur in patients who use gabapentinoids with opioids or other CNS depressants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

Dementia in Older Adults With T2DM and Large HbA1c Reduction Dementia in Older Adults With T2DM and Large HbA1c Reduction
Might a large drop in HbA1c be an important risk factor in the development of dementia in older adults with type 2 diabetes?Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

E - Cigarette Influencers to Be Banned From Instagram, Facebook
E - cigarette product advertising already banned on both platforms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Music May Calm the Epileptic Brain Music May Calm the Epileptic Brain
Exposure to specifically engineered auditory tones in music may offer a noninvasive option to reduce seizures in patients with refractory epilepsy, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Heart Doc Writes About His'Front-Row Seat' in Medicine Heart Doc Writes About His'Front-Row Seat' in Medicine
Cardiologist Haider Warraich discusses his prolific writing career in this episode of Medscape One-on-One with Eric Topol.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Misuse of Nonopioid Medications Appears to Be on the Rise in U.S.
Increases seen for misuse/abuse, suicide attempts, and hospitalizations linked to gabapentin, baclofen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Menopause Linked to Increase in Sleep - Onset Insomnia
Postmenopausal women more likely to screen positive for OSA versus pre/perimenopausal women (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sustained Weight Loss at 50 + May Lower Risk for Breast Cancer
Women who lost ≥ 9 kg and regained some, but not all, also had lower risk for breast cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Obesity Projected to Affect Almost One in Two by 2030
Nearly 25 percent of adults projected to have severe obesity by 2030; in 25 states obesity will top 25 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
All imports would have to be FDA - approved, tested to ensure quality, relabeled to meet U.S. labeling requirements (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 19, 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

CRC Screening Up for Ages 45 to 49 After ACS Guideline Update
Increase in screening rates in quarters 3, 4 of 2018 versus quarter 1; no change for people in their 50s (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Preferences for Care Arrangements of Older Adults Preferences for Care Arrangements of Older Adults
This study examined how preferences for care arrangements vary among older people by characteristics and circumstances. Do current care arrangements match their preferences?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Decreasing Proportion of Americans Has Source of Primary Care
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 -- A decreasing proportion of Americans had an identified source of primary care from 2002 through 2015, according to a research letter published online Dec. 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine. David M. Levine, M.D., M.P.H., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

North Carolina Providers Slow State Effort to Impose Reference Pricing They Claim Could Remove Hundreds of Doctors and Medical Service Providers from the State ’s Healthcare Network
North Carolina turned to reference pricing to reduce employee health costs, but hospitals in the Tarheel State fought back Efforts by North Carolina’s State Health Plan to adopt reference pricing for its state employees has largely failed, due to united opposition to the reimbursement model by the state’s hospitals, Modern Healthcare reported. Clinical laboratory leaders […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 18, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology group Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Clear Pricing Project CLIA certification CLIA waiver clinical laboratory Dale Folwell Dark Daily JAMA Internal Medicine Source Type: news

How to Have a Better Hangover? How to Have a Better Hangover?
Does order of drinking beer and wine affect hangover severity? Or does it just not matter?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Congress Could Raise Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21
19 states and the District of Columbia have already increased the age to buy tobacco products to 21 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 18, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Hospital - Level Home Acute Care Can Cut Costs, Health Care Use
Less frequent readmission seen within 30 days with hospital - level care at home for acutely ill (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 17, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

SABCS: Anastrozole Tied to Lasting Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk
Breast cancer risk significantly lower at median follow - up of 131 months; effect continued after treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Conference News, Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines With Opioid Agonist Tx May Up Mortality Risk
Coprescription of z - drugs with OAT also linked to increased risk for drug - related poisoning mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Suicide 30 to 50 Times Higher After ED Visit for Self - Harm, Suicidal Ideation
Findings seen among patients presenting with self - harm and suicidal ideation in California (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Hospital of the Future: 0% Autopsy Rate Hospital of the Future: 0% Autopsy Rate
Dr George Lundberg discusses the importance of autopsies as a requirement for hospital participation in Medicare.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Processed foods may increase diabetes risk
According to a study published inJAMA Internal Medicine, eating highly processed foods may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Having Influenza May Keep the Common Cold Away Having Influenza May Keep the Common Cold Away
Thanks to adaptive immunity, exposure to a seasonal influenza virus may decrease the risk of coming down with a cold.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Consuming Ultraprocessed Food May Up Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- Ultraprocessed food (UPF) consumption is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published online Dec. 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Bernard Srour, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mindfulness Program May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Program participants showed improvements in self - regulation, behavioral determinants of hypertension (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Domestic Abuse Increases Risk for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk for developing functional syndromes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Palliative Care Reaching More Inpatients With Serious Illness
From 2013 to 2017, more patients discharged alive, consistent with palliative care earlier in illness (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Five - Year Mortality Up in Older Adults With Unplanned Admission
Among seniors, just over half of all deaths occurred in those with first unplanned hospital admission (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Study links 'ultra-processed' foods to type 2 diabetes risk
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that risk for type 2 diabetes increases 5 percent increase for every 100 grams -- or less than half a cup -- of ultra-processed food consumed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Society of Hematology, Dec. 7 - 10
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Geriatrics, Conference, Source Type: news

Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
One major challenge facing Hahn is the teen vaping epidemic (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 14, 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

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Measure Flawed Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Measure Flawed
Readmission within 30 days failed to distinguish between high- and low-performing inpatient rehabilitation facilities, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

SABCS: Breast Cancer Rates Opposite for Estrogen, Estrogen + Progestin
In postmenopausal women, breast cancer incidence down with estrogen alone, up with CEE + MPA (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Conference News, Source Type: news

Three Quick Tips for Managing Osteoarthritis Three Quick Tips for Managing Osteoarthritis
Laugh and learn as the Curbsiders, a trio of practicing internists, share their favorite pearls on the management of osteoarthritis.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

ER visits did not rise with Medicaid expansion under Affordable Care Act
FINDINGSPatient visits by Medicaid recipients to primary care physicians rose 3.6% during the first three years of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act but did not lead to an increase in the use of emergency departments.BACKGROUNDResearch findings about the impact of state Medicaid expansions on the use of primary care physicians and emergency departments have been mixed. For instance, the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, which examined the impact of expansion on the state ’s low-income families from 2008 through 2010, found a 50% increase in physician visits and a 40% spike in emergency department visit...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Statement advising caution on interpretation of recent paper on cancer risk & hyperthyroidism issued
(Society for Endocrinology) Caution is advised in interpreting the findings of the recent JAMA Internal Medicine publication1 on radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid patients and cancer mortality. The paper's conclusion that 'in RAI-treated patients with hyperthyroidism, greater organabsorbed doses appeared to be modestly positively associated with risk of death from solid cancer, including breast cancer', has raised concerns among patients and clinicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CPAP Mask Helps Patients With Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Improved quality of life seen at three months in those receiving CPAP in addition to standard care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Board Games a Major Win for the Brain? Board Games a Major Win for the Brain?
Playing board games such as chess, cards, bingo, or crossword puzzles appears to keep the mind sharper in old age.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Shot of Ketamine May Herald'Last Call' for Problem Drinking Shot of Ketamine May Herald'Last Call' for Problem Drinking
A single infusion of ketamine coupled with a brief cognitive behavioral therapy intervention may lead to long-term improvement in problem drinking, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Should Patients Be Able to Choose Clinicians by Race or Gender? Should Patients Be Able to Choose Clinicians by Race or Gender?
Sometimes patient preferences to receive care from a clinician of a particular gender or nationality may be reasonable, but sometimes they may be discriminatory.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Phenobarbital May Top'First-Line' Approach to Alcohol Withdrawal Phenobarbital May Top'First-Line' Approach to Alcohol Withdrawal
The barbiturate/anticonvulsant phenobarbital may be a better alternative to hypnotics, specifically lorazepam, the current first-line approach, for alcohol withdrawal syndrome, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Headache Most Often Misdiagnosed The Headache Most Often Misdiagnosed
Does this woman have sinusitis, migraine, medication overuse, or something else?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Equity firm acquires Birmingham medical group
A Birmingham-based provider of specialized and expanded primary care services has been acquired by an equity firm based in Dallas and Nashville. Pharos Capital's Complete Health has completed an acquisition of Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. BIMA, which was founded in 1997, also offers diagnostic imaging, chronic-care management, weight loss management, wellness, virtual office v isits and risk assessments for seniors in addition to its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news