HIV Patients Do Better with Viral Suppression When They're Paid
(MedPage Today) -- But will physicians get on board with financial incentive programs (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AMA Just Says No to Medicaid Cuts
(MedPage Today) -- Unified in opposition, the AMA remains divided on how to handle the details (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AMA Told Mental Health Dx Still a Stigma for Docs
(MedPage Today) -- Students, physicians fear repercussions of seeking mental health care (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Molecular Test Helps ID Three Types of Vaginal Infections
(MedPage Today) -- High sensitivity, specificity vs gold standard testing methods (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Off-Label Use of Urine Assay Detects Zika in Semen
(MedPage Today) -- High sensitivity, specificity in pilot testing (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotic Stewardship Works at Community Hospital
(MedPage Today) -- Cost savings, better outcomes when paired with rapid blood culture system (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug-Using HIV+ Women at Higher Risk of Kidney Problems Than Men
(MedPage Today) -- More women had impaired renal function, detectable viral load (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Microbiomes Differ in Newer vs Older Hospital NICUs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Differences seen in infants'environmental, skin microbiomes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Can Yogurt Fight Antibiotic Resistance?
(MedPage Today) -- Lactobacillus isolate inhibits multi-drug resistant bacteria (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Adults With Pneumonia Often Fail First Antibiotic (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Older age, female sex associated with higher risk of failure (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Integrated Strategy Helps HIV+ Youths Get Care
(MedPage Today) -- Program aimed at addressing age-related disparities in HIV care (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Emails Can Help Smokers Quit (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- One-third in ACS program were smoke-free at 6 months (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How PAs Can Stay Out of Hot Water
(MedPage Today) -- Lawyer advises on navigating complex scope-of-practice issues (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Gottlieb Confirmed at FDA
(MedPage Today) -- Also: PDUFA renewal heads for Senate vote; VA chief vows major overhaul (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Testing Info Lacking on Texas Health Dept. Sites
(MedPage Today) -- Also: animal research on effect of Zika infection during infancy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Meds May Impact Prenatal Screening in HIV+ Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Lower mean fetal fraction in patients on integrase inhibitors (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infant Zika Infection May Cause Wide-Ranging Brain Damage (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Animal model suggests many abnormalities besides microcephaly can arise (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant TB on the Rise in These Four Counties (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- One-third of Russian cases in 2040 expected to resist multiple drugs (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Texas Skimps on Zika Testing Info (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Improvements needed for local level providers (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

High Rate of PTSD in Women with HIV (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rate four times the national average in this population (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotics Knock Out Lyme in Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Review finds most Lyme symptoms resolved within 6 months of starting therapy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Job Loss Common Following ARDS Treatment (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly half of previously employed survivors jobless a year later (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AAN: Targeting EBV May Help Progressive MS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Early results show some benefit for autologus EBV T cell therapy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

' We Have Lost a Giant': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medicaid Overhaul to Hit Millions of Medicare Beneficiaries, Too
(MedPage Today) -- Dual-eligibles may suffer with per-capita Medicaid caps, says expert (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Racist Patients; Bat Salad; No'Death Spiral' for Obamacare
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include weight and mortality, normal body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular risk factors, flu vaccination and mortality in kids, and an increased incidence of thyroid cancer (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

' The Shocking Finding': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Birth Defects Seen in 10% of Zika-Infected Babies
(MedPage Today) -- Also, one ob/gyn urges clinician vigilance against Zika (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Approves HCV Drugs for Ages 12-17
(MedPage Today) -- First pediatric approval for direct-acting agents (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Deadly Eating; Fake'Uromycitisis' News; Elusive Sleep
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Syphilis by Gender, Geography, and Sexual Orientation
(MedPage Today) -- In some states, rate among women is near zero per 100,000 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotics Up Risk for Colon Polyps (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Altered gut bacteria may be culprit in middle-age adults (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Big Differences in HIV Testing Between State, Local STD Clinics
(MedPage Today) -- CDC study shows areas needing improved access to HIV/STD services (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Syphilis Now Primarily a Disease of Gay Men
(MedPage Today) -- Incidence rate more than 100 times greater than among other men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Infection, Heart Failure Go Together (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Veterans study found greater risk linked to disease severity (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Failed ACA Redux; Rx by Nose; Burnout Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Plan B for Obamacare? Tweeting Cancer Cures; Wide Awake Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Does More Cigarettes Sold Mean More Smokers?
(MedPage Today) -- The CDC reports increase in sales (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Still No Healthcare Deal; Califf's New Gig
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: AHCA Tweaked;'The Talk' with Oldsters; More Drug Ads
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Doc Groups Join to Spread the Word on Climate Change
(MedPage Today) -- May face uphill battle as it tries to lobby White House, Congress (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Expanded Zika Risk Area in South Florida
(MedPage Today) -- Also, research continues on Zika's persistence in semen (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Biomarker Opens New Door in HIV Cure Research (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Molecule could be first step to eradicating virus'reservoir'(Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

White House Budget Request Whacks HHS by 18%
(MedPage Today) -- Medical groups alarmed by proposed cutbacks (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Large Increase in U.S. Birth Defects Observed
(MedPage Today) -- Also, 26 more species of mosquitoes could transmit Zika (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antivirals for Expectant Moms Did Not Harm Babies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Neuraminidase inhibitors not tied to increased risks of adverse outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Vaccine Possible in 2018
(MedPage Today) -- Also, more research into Zika's full spectrum of effects on kids needed (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infection Rates High in Kids with SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Highest rates seen in those with lupus nephritis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Planned Parenthood Reprieve; Bad Hospital Design; Longer Life
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news