Hep C Cure Aside, Some Patients Still Benefit From Liver Cancer Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk declined but remained high enough for screening in the first 7 years for some patients cured of their hepatitis C virus infections with direct-acting antivirals, an observational study showed... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Young Rheum Patients Face Big Hurdles at Work
(MedPage Today) -- At what is arguably the most important juncture in anyone's working life -- their first "real" jobs -- those with rheumatologic conditions believe their employers could do more to help them, survey data indicated. Some 53... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cognitive Dissonance in the Medical Profession
(MedPage Today) -- Since writing a cathartic post about being burned out, I've received supportive messages as well as concerned calls from friends and former colleagues. Some were worried about my well-being. Others agreed with the sentiments... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lawmakers Pummel Biden's Drug Policy Czar at House Hearing
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, got hit from all sides Monday at a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the federal response to the overdose... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 28, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Obesity Epidemic Fuels Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnoses
(MedPage Today) -- ORLANDO -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that puts patients and those around them at risk can be minimized by early recognition and treatment or referral to a specialist, according to a primary care pulmonary medicine practitioner... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 27, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Effective Treatment of Obesity Begins With a Conversation
(MedPage Today) -- ORLANDO -- Successful weight loss begins with a conversation that many clinicians never have with their patients, a primary care obesity specialist said here. Obesity has become widely recognized as a disease, but many clinicians... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 25, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Much Do Health Disparities Actually Cost?
(MedPage Today) -- Health inequities in the U.S. currently cost $320 billion annually and could balloon to $1 trillion by 2040, as the population becomes less white, per-capita spending increases, and Medicaid enrollment grows, according to a new... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 23, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Orders JUUL E-Cigarettes Off the Market
(MedPage Today) -- WHITE OAK, Md. -- The FDA on Thursday ordered e-cigarette maker JUUL to take all of its products off the market, citing "insufficient evidence" that public health would be protected if the company's products stayed on the market... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 23, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Guideline: Timing Is Everything for RA and Lupus Patients Needing Joint Replacement
(MedPage Today) -- Conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) may usually be continued in patients with inflammatory arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) undergoing total knee or hip replacement, but the same is not... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 21, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Brain Symptoms Persist in Long COVID
(MedPage Today) -- Most people who had neurologic long COVID symptoms continued to have them for at least 6 months, pilot data from a prospective study showed. Of 27 people with neurologic post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) in... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 16, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Does Ditching Cost-Sharing Boost Follow-Up Colonoscopy?
(MedPage Today) -- Elimination of cost-sharing for individuals who undergo noninvasive colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and need follow-up colonoscopy increased screening overall in one state but failed to move the needle in another, a cohort... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 14, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Doctor's Orders: An Rx to Curb Rising Drug Costs
(MedPage Today) -- *Patient names have been changed As doctors, health policy researchers, and citizens, we can't help but think about our patients whenever the national debate around drug prices resurfaces, especially because we know that no... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 14, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bump in Non-Opioid Pain Prescriptions Following CDC's 2016 Guidelines
(MedPage Today) -- Non-opioid pain medication prescribing increased after the CDC published guidelines on opioids for chronic pain in 2016, according to a cohort study using insurance claims data. Among over 15 million individuals, logistic regression... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 10, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Supine Sleeping Linked to Breathing Issues in High-Risk Pregnancy
(MedPage Today) -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- More time spent supine during sleep was correlated with worse maternal breathing during pregnancy, a finding that may explain the previously described excess risk of stillbirth in people who favor this position... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 8, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Concerning Trends in Vision Impairment for Adults With Diabetes?
(MedPage Today) -- Declines in vision impairment among people with diabetes appear to have plateaued, according to 20-year CDC data, and there's now even a hint of an increase in more recent years. Over the two-decade period from 1999 to 2019... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 7, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news