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Make the Diagnosis: More Than a Mosquito Bite
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 52-year-old man who had returned from an end-of-summer camping trip in Vermont two weeks earlier went to the doctor complaining of a severe headache in the front of his head and a widespread rash of blanching macules. The illness had started a few days earlier with just a mild fever, myalgias, and some loss of appetite. Despite feeling terrible, he joked that his trip was fun, but he's pretty sure the mosquito is the unofficial bird of Vermont. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 29, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

E-Cigs May Still Damage Blood Vessels
(MedPage Today) -- Arterial stiffness increased immediately after vaping session (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: Cancer and Alcohol; Insulin Prices; Quick Cancer Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Tiotropium Boosts Lung Function in Early COPD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher FEV1 at 24 months in Chinese study, but long-term impact unclear (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Airway Mucins May Predict COPD Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sputum concentrations show promise as chronic bronchitis biomarker (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Blocking Post-MI Inflammation Tied to Fewer Lung Ca Deaths (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Finding comes from safety analysis of phase III CANTOS trial (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include complications of aortic valve surgery, effectiveness of nasal flu vaccination (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: Top U.S. Hospitals; Deadly Pot; Take #1 Train to Cerebellum
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vince DeVita ’s Oncology Opus
(MedPage Today) -- Medicine and music share center stage in storied career (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Non-Invasive Ventilation Reduces Death from COPD Breathing Failure (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Also reduces need for intubation, Cochrane reviewers find (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Prompt Evaluation of Lung Bleeds Needed in Lupus
(MedPage Today) -- Low hemoglobin, low C4 and hypoxia are features of poor outcome (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Lymphopenia a Risk for PJP (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with autoimmune disease, independent of steroids (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Interstitial Lung Disease Boosts Mortality in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New study highlights need for early diagnosis, better treatments (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break:'Bulletproof Heart'; Flawed Gun Data; Coconut Oil Freakout
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top iOS Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Pulmonology, plastic surgery, and allergy apps top the list (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Unmet Need: Keeping Patients with SSc-Associated PAH Alive (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Median survival only 4 years, worse with monotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Genomic Testing Helps Cancer Patients -- When Results are Used
(MedPage Today) -- Also, liquid biopsy can ID drug-responsive tumors (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: More Docs on the Way; What Is Botulism? Lap Band Demise
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Ventilation Plus Home Oxygen Works After COPD Exacerbation (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study looked at patients with persistent hypercapnia (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Add-On Nucala Does, and Doesn't, Reduce COPD Exacerbations
(MedPage Today) -- Significant benefit in METREX trial but not in METREO (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

IVC Filters Still a Question Mark for Prevention in Trauma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trends in use don't match up with pulmonary embolism rates (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves ALK-Targeted Drug for NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- Brigatinib for disease that progressed on crizotinib (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

ATS-NIH Address Chemical InhalationDisasters
(MedPage Today) -- Report calls for sustained post-9/11 funding for research (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly 1 Billion People Still Smoke Every Day
(MedPage Today) -- Rates are down, but population growth means more people are smoking (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Flu Shot Cut Risk of Flu-Related Death Among Most Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Vax effectiveness lower for kids with underlying medical conditions (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Sudden Rash and Scabbing
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 10-year-old boy living in New York City was brought to urgent care by his parents complaining of a scattered rash of smooth papules, an eschar, and a fever. The symptoms had all appeared over the last few days. His parents said they hoped to move soon out of living conditions that were not very good. Their apartment had a number of mice and insects that they couldn't get the landlord to get rid of. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Doctor Visit, or Why I Love My EHR
(MedPage Today) -- MyChart took the pain out of my ED visit (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - March 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

' I Wish It Were Otherwise': Doc to Doc on End-of-Life Care
(MedPage Today) -- In-depth discussion with Ronald Epstein, MD (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Does Vitamin D Lower Respiratory Infection Risk? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis authors say'yes,'but other experts are skeptical (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Network Modeling Could Optimize End-Stage Emphysema Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Model suggests similar outcomes with surgical, bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Study: HF Patients Should Get Their Flu Shots (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Preventing respiratory infection seen as especially helpful in vulnerable population (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: Hep C Drug Risks? Drug Resistant Fungus; Dutch'Trump' Trump
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Schaffner Dismayed by Kennedy Appointment to Vaccine Panel
(MedPage Today) -- Fears commission could'turn back clock'on vaccine advances (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Trump Names Vax Skeptic to Lead Safety Panel
(MedPage Today) -- Docs respond:'A threat to public health in America'(Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - January 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Panel Splits on Second DMD Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Seven of 13 members call evidence of benefit inadequate (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 28, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CDC: Black Lung Resurgent Among Kentucky Coal Miners
(MedPage Today) -- 60-case cluster reported in four-county mining region (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: Heroin Deadlier than Guns; Abilify Fines; Interstate Insurance Flops
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 9, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: Homeopathy a Sham; Female Brains Needed; Docs as Drug Dealers?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - November 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Harvested lungs kept viable up to 21 hours (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - November 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Surgeon General Calls Addiction a Medical Condition
(MedPage Today) -- Also: ACA repeal prospects still uncertain; budget anxiety at NIH (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - November 19, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

The $160 a Month Cancer Management Solution
(MedPage Today) -- CMS launches novel payment model for oncology services (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - November 11, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Short Sleepers Drink More Sugary Sodas
(MedPage Today) -- Treating sleep deprivation may help reduce sugar intake, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - November 10, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include state reckoning of smoking and cancer, promoting breastfeeding, testing for familial hypercholesterolemia, and supplemental oxygen in moderate COPD. (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 29, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CHEST: Sleep Quality Worsens With COPD Progression (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Low sleep quality causes deterioration in patients'quality of life (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 26, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Clinton, Trump Release More Health Info
(MedPage Today) -- Also, FDA considers rules for pediatric opioid trials (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 18, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Morning Break: Zika Bill Blocked; No on FluMist; Yes on Trump Health Records
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Teens and E-Cigs: Is This a Problem?
(MedPage Today) --'Vaping'poses new parental challenge (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

ERS:'Good' Cholesterol not so Good for COPD? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher HDL levels may increase COPD risk (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Treatment Algorithm Cuts Scans in PE Evaluation (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Streamlines assessment of suspected pulmonary embolism (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 1, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

OncoBreak: BrCa Risk; Finding Tx Responders; Standing Pat on Pot
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 11, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news