New OSHA Standards Coming for COVID-19 Workplace Safety New OSHA Standards Coming for COVID-19 Workplace Safety
As health care unions and workers wait, here's what OSHA's new rules might cover and why many believe they're still relevant at this point in the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New York Yankees Report 7'Breakthrough' COVID Cases New York Yankees Report 7'Breakthrough' COVID Cases
The New York Yankees have reported seven'vaccine breakthrough'cases, in which a person tests positive for COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Meds May Curb Rising Kratom Dependence Opioid Addiction Meds May Curb Rising Kratom Dependence
Medications typically used to treat opioid use disorder may also be effective for the growing public health problem of kratom addiction, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Meds May Help Curb Kratom Dependence Opioid Addiction Meds May Help Curb Kratom Dependence
Medications typically used to treat opioid use disorder may also be effective for the growing public health problem of kratom addiction, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Topol Talks: COVID-19 Variants Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty Topol Talks: COVID-19 Variants Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Medscape Medical News Editor-in-Chief Eric Topol, MD, addresses the ability of current and future COVID-19 vaccines to combat SARS-CoV-2 variants and other obstacles to pandemic"containment."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Pediatric Advanced Life Support Guidelines Raise Questions New Pediatric Advanced Life Support Guidelines Raise Questions
Drs Robert Glatter, Peter Antevy, and Paul Pepe discuss why they disagree with the scientific interpretation behind two new recommendations for pediatric advanced life support.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Improving Health Disparities by Acknowledging Structural Racism Improving Health Disparities by Acknowledging Structural Racism
' We have to get uncomfortable enough to advocate with urgency,'says Dr Kimberly D. Manning, professor of medicine and associate vice chair of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Emory University.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Military Leader Shows Hospitalists a Way Out of Pandemic'Combat'Military Leader Shows Hospitalists a Way Out of Pandemic'Combat '
Hospitalists treating patients during the pandemic must take stock of the physical and mental toll on their own health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

The Risk of Avoidance The Risk of Avoidance
If we can't convince our vaccine-hesitant population to step forward for their shots, the US may slide back into dangerous instability. Let's see what the last year and a half has taught us.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Marijuana Vaping More Common Among Hispanic Teens Marijuana Vaping More Common Among Hispanic Teens
Hispanic adolescents were more likely to use e-cigarettes to vape marijuana than were their Black and White counterparts in 2020, according to a recent CDC study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Corticosteroid Bursts May Increase GI Bleeding Risk in Children Corticosteroid Bursts May Increase GI Bleeding Risk in Children
Oral corticosteroid bursts are associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, sepsis, and pneumonia during the month after treatment initiation, according to a cohort study in Taiwan.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Covid'Doesn't Discriminate by Age': Cases Rising in Young Adults Covid'Doesn't Discriminate by Age': Cases Rising in Young Adults
With older adults vaccinated, doctors say a growing share of their COVID patients are in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, as more contagious variants circulate among people who remain unvaccinated.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Postvaccine COVID Infections and Deaths Rare, UK Study Finds Postvaccine COVID Infections and Deaths Rare, UK Study Finds
A very small number of mainly frail, elderly COVID-19 patients are being hospitalized even after having a first COVID vaccine dose, but this doesn't mean the shots aren't working, UK researchers said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 3, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US COVID-19 Cases Drop as Spring Wave Slows US COVID-19 Cases Drop as Spring Wave Slows
The daily average of new infections has reached the lowest point since mid-October, falling below 50,000.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 3, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

An Effective Alternative to Opioids for Acute Pain? An Effective Alternative to Opioids for Acute Pain?
Intranasal ketamine may be a safe and effective alternative to intravenous opioids for acute pain in adult patients, a new review suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Guidelines Advise Expanded Use of HFNO for Patients With ARDS New Guidelines Advise Expanded Use of HFNO for Patients With ARDS
Potential benefits of HFNO include greater patient comfort, improved compliance, and psychological benefits, according to the authors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Should Clinicians Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccines? Should Clinicians Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccines?
Some healthcare workers are required to get annual influenza vaccines. Should there be a similar mandate for COVID-19 vaccination?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

HHS Loosens Restrictions on Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder HHS Loosens Restrictions on Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder
The US Department of Health& Human Services issued new practice guidelines that lift restrictions on prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Biggest Resident'Orphaning Event': Ex-Hahnemann Docs Reflect Biggest Resident'Orphaning Event': Ex-Hahnemann Docs Reflect
The closure of Philadelphia's Hahnemann University Hospital in 2019 sent trainees and attendings scrambling. Where are they now, and what lessons can their experiences offer?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Highly Anticipated CDC Vote on J & J Vaccine Likely Today Highly Anticipated CDC Vote on J & J Vaccine Likely Today
Experts predict the panel to suggest the J&J vaccine rollout start back up.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Tumble Among US Senior Citizens COVID-19 Hospitalizations Tumble Among US Senior Citizens
COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged more than 70% since the start of the year, and deaths among them appear to have tumbled as well, evidence the vaccination campaign is working.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Can We Get to'COVID Zero'? Experts Predict the Next 8 Months Can We Get to'COVID Zero'? Experts Predict the Next 8 Months
Vaccines, variants, and seasonal variation all go into calculations about the likely future of the COVID-19 pandemic through next winter.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctors Scramble to Understand Long COVID Doctors Scramble to Understand Long COVID
Medical experts are struggling to define or explain the lingering, debilitating symptoms that some COVID patients experience.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Linked to New-Onset Epileptic Seizures COVID-19 Linked to New-Onset Epileptic Seizures
Patients with COVID-19 who have no history of epilepsy may be at risk for novel seizures and subsequent adverse outcomes, including increased mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is Sending My Suicidal Teen Patient to the ED Enough? Is Sending My Suicidal Teen Patient to the ED Enough?
After eliciting the teen's realistic suicide plan, you send him to the ED with his parent for crisis mental health evaluation. Have you done enough to prevent this child from dying at his own hand?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Adolescent Substance Use and the COVID-19 Pandemic Adolescent Substance Use and the COVID-19 Pandemic
During the past year, adolescents had to press forward through many challenges and stressors with adaptability. We ask ourselves how children are coping emotionally with the unprecedented changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

CDC Says Blocking Middle Airline Seats Could Reduce COVID Spread CDC Says Blocking Middle Airline Seats Could Reduce COVID Spread
The CDC says blocking middle seats on airliners could reduce transmission of COVID-19 up to 57%.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

MS Hospital Visits Increase in Warmer Weather MS Hospital Visits Increase in Warmer Weather
The authors of a new study warn that global warming could have serious implications for people living with multiple sclerosis and for healthcare usage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why Are a Tiny Number of Vaccinated People Being Hospitalized? Why Are a Tiny Number of Vaccinated People Being Hospitalized?
Experts say we should investigate"breakthrough infections" to look out for variants and understand who's vulnerable. In many cases, that's not happening.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Year Later, Feds Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers A Year Later, Feds Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers
Changes would allow N95 sales for industries other than healthcare and signal an end to the hospital practice of reusing the masks considered essential for worker safety.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Anaphylaxis Case After mRNA Vaccination Traced to Polyethylene Glycol Allergy Anaphylaxis Case After mRNA Vaccination Traced to Polyethylene Glycol Allergy
An undiagnosed polyethylene glycol allergy was at the root of at least one anaphylaxis case associated with an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, a UK report suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AMA Applauds Biden's Gun Control Directives AMA Applauds Biden's Gun Control Directives
In announcing several executive actions, Biden referred to the South Carolina physician gunned down the day before, along with his wife, grandchildren, and a worker.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died of COVID in First Year More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died of COVID in First Year
Lost on the Frontline, a yearlong investigation by The Guardian and KHN to count health care worker deaths, ends today. This is what was learned in a year.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Beyond a Reasonable Doubt': COVID-19 Brain Health Fallout Is Real'Beyond a Reasonable Doubt': COVID-19 Brain Health Fallout Is Real
COVID-19 survivors face a sharply elevated risk of developing psychiatric or neurologic disorders in the 6 months after contracting it -- a danger that mounts with symptom severity, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why Long COVID Worries Me Why Long COVID Worries Me
Researchers and clinicians focused on long-haul COVID or postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection should remember our oath to first, do no harm.Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Virginia Law Denies Benefit to Some Healthcare Workers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine Virginia Law Denies Benefit to Some Healthcare Workers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine
Virginia has passed a law making it easier for some healthcare workers who become ill with COVID-19 to collect medical expenses or lost wages.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Deaths Tied to Reprocessed Urologic Endoscopes, FDA Warns Deaths Tied to Reprocessed Urologic Endoscopes, FDA Warns
The US Food and Drug Administration is warning healthcare providers about the risk for potentially life-threatening infections associated with reprocessed urologic endoscopes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Children Likely the'Leading Edge' in Spread of COVID-19 Variants Children Likely the'Leading Edge' in Spread of COVID-19 Variants
Experts warn that variants are fueling an increase in COVID-19 cases as children and teens return to classrooms and sports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

T Cells Confer Protection to Three SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern T Cells Confer Protection to Three SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern
Researchers looked at how well T cells from an initial SARS-CoV-2 infection might protect people from infection with a virus variant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover
This is the story of a taxi driver, a vaccine that may not live up to its billing, and a treatment that seemed to save him from death, only to set the stage for his infection to spread to 91 others in six communities over 4 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Doctor's Doubts Leads to Missed Diagnosis Lawsuit: Doctor's Doubts Leads to Missed Diagnosis
A mysterious illness continues to plague a patient. Could the physician have done anything to reach an earlier diagnosis?Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

COVID Antibodies May Last Days to Years, Depending on Severity of Infection COVID Antibodies May Last Days to Years, Depending on Severity of Infection
Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 are likely to wane at different rates depending on the severity of the infection, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Stroke Tied to Increased Risk for Suicide Attempts and Deaths Stroke Tied to Increased Risk for Suicide Attempts and Deaths
The results highlight the need to screen for depression and suicide ideation in stroke survivors, the researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Found Highly Effective in Real-World US Study COVID Vaccine Found Highly Effective in Real-World US Study
"This is very reassuring news," said the CDC's Mark Thompson, the study's lead author."We have a vaccine that's working very well."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19'Long-Haul' Symptoms Overlap With ME/CFS COVID-19'Long-Haul' Symptoms Overlap With ME/CFS
Long-term symptoms following acute COVID-19 illness were predictable based on prior experience with postviral fatigue syndromes including myalgic encephalomyelitis, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Docs Ignore Sexual Harassment: What Happened to Do No Harm? Docs Ignore Sexual Harassment: What Happened to Do No Harm?
Dr Alok Patel speaks out against sexual harassment in healthcare, with insights from Drs Natalie M. Crawford and Pamela Mehta.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Adding Strain Measure to LVEF Better Predicts Later HF Adding Strain Measure to LVEF Better Predicts Later HF
Supplementing assessment of left ventricular function with measures of longitudinal and circumferential strain may better predict future heart failure, an ARIC analysis suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Encephalopathy Common, Often Lethal in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Encephalopathy Common, Often Lethal in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Toxic metabolic encephalopathy is common and often lethal in hospitalized patients with COVID-19, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Saliva Test a Game Changer for Sports-Related Concussion? Saliva Test a Game Changer for Sports-Related Concussion?
Researchers have identified a group of microRNA biomarkers in saliva that successfully diagnosed concussion in professional male rugby players.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Variants of SARS-CoV-2 Variants Emerge in Brazil Variants of SARS-CoV-2 Variants Emerge in Brazil
New research finds a pattern in mutations in variants detected in five states in Brazil. They could spell even more unchecked spread of the virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news