Are You Afraid of Getting COVID-19 Now? Are You Afraid of Getting COVID-19 Now?
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, called the COVID-19 Delta variant"one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of" and reported rising cases and hospitalizations in the US.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Long-Term Outcomes Better Than Expected for Many With Severe TBI Long-Term Outcomes Better Than Expected for Many With Severe TBI
Long-term outcomes for many patients with severe brain injury are better than expected, in new findings that caution against making early decisions to withdraw life-sustaining treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

California Man Who Mocked COVID-19 Vaccine Dies of Virus California Man Who Mocked COVID-19 Vaccine Dies of Virus
' I got 99 problems but a vax ain't one,'he said in a tweet last month.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Cases in US Triple Over 2 Weeks Amid Misinformation COVID-19 Cases in US Triple Over 2 Weeks Amid Misinformation
Nationwide, the 7-day rolling average for daily new cases rose over the past 2 weeks to more than 37,000 on July 20, up from less than 13,700 on July 6, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Contact With Child Protective Services Common Among US Kids Contact With Child Protective Services Common Among US Kids
More than half of Black children in the most populous counties have contact with Child Protective Services, and up to 1 in 5 are at risk for foster care placement, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Disease, Trait May Up Risk for Poor COVID Outcomes Sickle Cell Disease, Trait May Up Risk for Poor COVID Outcomes
The risk for hospitalization quadrupled and mortality risk doubled in a cohort of patients with sickle cell disease; excess risk was also seen among carriers, but the magnitude was smaller.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Delta Variant Now Accounts for 83% of US Cases Delta Variant Now Accounts for 83% of US Cases
That's a massive increase from a week ago, when Delta was seen as responsible for just more than half of new cases, CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky told a Senate committee.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AHA Concerned, Others Pleased by Price Transparency Penalty Hike AHA Concerned, Others Pleased by Price Transparency Penalty Hike
CMS intends to raise the stakes to compel compliance with a mandate for disclosure of hospital prices, with a proposed annual penalty of as much as $2 million for larger organizations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why Three MDs From One Hospital Died by Suicide Why Three MDs From One Hospital Died by Suicide
Three young medical residents working in the same program killed themselves within 8 months. Their colleagues described a toxic environment.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

' Trauma Centers' Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home'Trauma Centers' Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home
Tens of thousands of times a year, hospitals charge enormously expensive trauma alert fees for injuries so minor the patient is never admitted.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Ticagrelor Beneficial for Moderate Stroke: New THALES Analysis Ticagrelor Beneficial for Moderate Stroke: New THALES Analysis
For patients with a moderate-size stroke, the benefit from ticagrelor plus aspirin is the same as for patients with minor stroke, a new exploratory analysis of the THALES trial shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Intensive BP-Lowering for Brain Bleeds Potentially Deadly in CKD Intensive BP-Lowering for Brain Bleeds Potentially Deadly in CKD
Intensive blood-pressure reduction as treatment for intracranial hemorrhage is linked to a significant risk for death or disability in patients with impaired kidney function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Legalization of Cannabis Tied to Drop in Opioid-Related ED Visits Legalization of Cannabis Tied to Drop in Opioid-Related ED Visits
State laws permitting recreational marijuana use have not led to an increase in opioid-related emergency department visits and may actually help curb the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Biden Calls for Action on Hospital Mergers, Drug Costs Biden Calls for Action on Hospital Mergers, Drug Costs
The president used a public signing ceremony to make the case for federal action to increase competition in healthcare and other steps to address high costs and barriers to accessing medical care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ending the ED'Boarding' of Youth With Mental Health Needs Ending the ED'Boarding' of Youth With Mental Health Needs
With dwindling psychiatric resources, children with mental illness often get stuck in the ER.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

New York City Ticker-Tape Parade Honors Healthcare Heroes New York City Ticker-Tape Parade Honors Healthcare Heroes
For more than 135 years, everyone from presidents, royalty, rock stars, to sports icons have been celebrated along the same route.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Should a Clinician Be Punished for Exposing Others to COVID-19? Should a Clinician Be Punished for Exposing Others to COVID-19?
A doctor in Providence, Rhode Island faces thousands of dollars in fines for allegedly falling short on COVID-19 protections and exposing his patients and staff to the coronavirus.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Federal Plan to End Surprise Medical Bills Draws Mixed Reactions Federal Plan to End Surprise Medical Bills Draws Mixed Reactions
Federal officials drew good reviews from consumer and employer groups and a note of concern from hospitals about the first of several rules needed to implement a ban on surprise medical bills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

State Poised to Become First to Pilot Drug Injection Sites State Poised to Become First to Pilot Drug Injection Sites
Rhode Island is poised to become the first state to authorize so-called harm reduction centers where people with addiction can take heroin and other illegal drugs under supervision of medical professionals.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 3, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Texas Doctor Accused of Vaccine Theft Not Indicted Texas Doctor Accused of Vaccine Theft Not Indicted
' I came as a practicing ER doctor into public health and as an ER doctor, I err on the side of life and that's how I chose to make my decision,'Gokal told the Associated Press.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Concerns Demand Respect, Not Absolutism Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis Concerns Demand Respect, Not Absolutism
With more reports of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine myocarditis, parents and young adults should be allowed to weigh the vaccine decision with their clinicians without being tarred as antivaxxers.Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Heat Is On: Extreme Heat Wave Taking a Deadly Toll Heat Is On: Extreme Heat Wave Taking a Deadly Toll
The National Weather Service warned,"Dangerous heat continues across interior sections of the Northwest and Northern Rockies, while extending into the Northern High Plains."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Continuous Dry Hydrogen Reduces Privacy Curtain Contamination Continuous Dry Hydrogen Reduces Privacy Curtain Contamination
Continuous exposure of privacy curtains to dry hydrogen peroxide can reduce microbial load by more than 99% in one day and maintain significant reductions over 28 days, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Profound Brain Changes Found in Patients Who Died of COVID-19 Profound Brain Changes Found in Patients Who Died of COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 leaves a signature in the brain characterized by inflammation and disrupted brain circuits that resembles what is seen in neurodegenerative diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Actions Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Actions
Even sporadic cannabis use raises the risk for suicidal thoughts and actions in young adults, particularly in women and even in those who are not depressed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pandemic-Delayed Surgeries Share Blame for Blood Shortage Pandemic-Delayed Surgeries Share Blame for Blood Shortage
This shortage is'unprecedented in its scope,'said Dr Claudia Cohn, chief medical officer for the American Association of Blood Banks.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Sleep Disorders in TBI Tied to Increased Dementia Risk Sleep Disorders in TBI Tied to Increased Dementia Risk
The prospect of addressing sleep disorders for patients with TBI to enhance recovery and prevent adverse cognitive outcomes"should not be ignored."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

United Wants to Charge You for ER Visits It Disagrees With United Wants to Charge You for ER Visits It Disagrees With
The nation's largest health insurer says it still plans to stop paying for ER visits it decides are unnecessary.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

US, International MIS-C Studies Yield Disparate Results US, International MIS-C Studies Yield Disparate Results
Both show that current treatments are effective, but one found better outcomes with immunoglobulin plus corticosteroid therapy, the other, no difference with combination therapy vs single-agent treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

AMA:'Excited Delirium' Not a Legitimate Medical Diagnosis AMA:'Excited Delirium' Not a Legitimate Medical Diagnosis
A report adopted today by the AMA House of Delegates also concludes that ketamine should not be used to restrain people solely for law enforcement purposes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

OSHA Issues New Rules on COVID-19 Safety for Healthcare Workers OSHA Issues New Rules on COVID-19 Safety for Healthcare Workers
With the new regulations, healthcare workers at hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities should be guaranteed protection standards that replace former guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ridesharing May Reduce Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes Ridesharing May Reduce Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes
The introduction of ridesharing services in the Houston metro area is associated with significant reductions in motor vehicle collision traumas and impaired driving convictions, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Blood Sugar Control in Diabetes Is Getting Worse Blood Sugar Control in Diabetes Is Getting Worse
"These trends are a wake-up call, since they mean that millions of Americans with diabetes are at higher risk for major complications," says the author of a study of diabetes control over the past 20 years.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Conceivable' COVID Came From Cave in China'Conceivable' COVID Came From Cave in China
' I would like to see the medical records of the three people who are reported to have got sick in 2019,'Dr Anthony Fauci said.'Did they really get sick, and if so, what did they get sick with? 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit
An Alabama neurosurgeon who was charged with manslaughter in the death of a medical student is now facing a malpractice suit alleging he performed the wrong brain surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CDC: New Botulism Guidelines Focus on Mass-Casualty Events CDC: New Botulism Guidelines Focus on Mass-Casualty Events
Botulinum toxin is said to be the most lethal substance known. Inhaling just 1-3 nanograms of toxin per kilogram of body mass constitutes a lethal dose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

First, Do No Harm: Let's Talk About Restraints and Asphyxia First, Do No Harm: Let's Talk About Restraints and Asphyxia
Kelly Grayson discusses the common medical misconceptions about physical restraints and asphyxia.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

In-Hospital Resuscitation: Focus on Effective Chest Pumps, Shocks In-Hospital Resuscitation: Focus on Effective Chest Pumps, Shocks
Cardiac arrest survival depends on high-quality compressions and early defibrillation, hospitalist tells colleagues. Also consider mechanical pumps and even"reverse CPR."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 29, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Journal Series Amplifies Voices Against Sexual Harassment Journal Series Amplifies Voices Against Sexual Harassment
A series of articles in JACC: Case Reports aims to give a'voice'to those in cardiology who have experienced discrimination and sexual harassment, and offers some solutions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What Brought Me Back From the Brink of Suicide What Brought Me Back From the Brink of Suicide
William Lynes, MD, first attempted suicide at age 45.Two more attempts followed. Ultimately he found salvation writing and speaking about his experience to help other physicians battling mental illness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

COPD in Younger Adults Deadlier Than Expected COPD in Younger Adults Deadlier Than Expected
Adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s with COPD experience significant morbidity and excess mortality from the disease, results of a population-based study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

' You Save as Long as You Have To'' You Save as Long as You Have To '
Distressed by authorities'poor treatment of rape victims and destruction of evidence, one doctor became a DNA archivist long before we had the technology to test it. His faith is science is paying off.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

A First: Blind Man's Sight Restored With Optogenetic Therapy A First: Blind Man's Sight Restored With Optogenetic Therapy
Combining gene therapy with light-stimulating goggles enabled a patient with a 40-year history of blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa to regain partial sight.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Colorado Will Pay Hospitals to Close Expensive Free-Standing ERs Colorado Will Pay Hospitals to Close Expensive Free-Standing ERs
The state, concerned about the high cost of care at these stand-alone facilities, is offering hospitals more Medicaid money if they convert them to other uses, such as primary care or mental health centers.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

MIS-C: Where Patients First Seek Care May Not Affect Outcomes MIS-C: Where Patients First Seek Care May Not Affect Outcomes
Length of hospital stay did not significantly differ for children who went to an emergency department first, compared with those who initially sought care in other settings, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

States Follow CDC Guidance, Drop Mask Mandates States Follow CDC Guidance, Drop Mask Mandates
So far over 20 states and Washington, DC, have given the thumbs up to the new CDC recommendations allowing fully vaccinated people to no longer mask up indoors or outdoors, regardless of gathering size.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Cut Suicide Death Risk in Half Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Cut Suicide Death Risk in Half
Patients with schizophrenia who switched to a long-acting injectable antipsychotic had lower mortality and fewer suicide attempts in comparison with patients who continued taking a matching oral antipsychotic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

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