Universal Testing for Lp(a): What Are We Waiting For? Universal Testing for Lp(a): What Are We Waiting For?
A retired cardiologist with a personal history with the atherogenic molecule calls for universal testing for lipoprotein (a).theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 1, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Even One Head Injury Boosts All-Cause Mortality Risk Even One Head Injury Boosts All-Cause Mortality Risk
Sustaining even a single head injury is linked to a significantly increased risk for all-cause mortality, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 27, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk During Sports Low in Older Adults Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk During Sports Low in Older Adults
US adults ages 65 and older who engage in regular physical activity are at low risk of sports-related sudden cardiac arrest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 26, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Should You Seek'Operative Request' Rather Than'Informed Consent'? Should You Seek'Operative Request' Rather Than'Informed Consent'?
Patients undergoing surgical procedures need to be made aware of the risks and benefits -- and confirm that awareness in writing.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 26, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

US Ketamine Poisonings Up 81% US Ketamine Poisonings Up 81%
Ketamine poisonings in the US increased 81% between 2019 and 2021, according to a new analysis of calls to poison control centers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 19, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FIT Could Cut Colonoscopies in Those at Above-Average Risk FIT Could Cut Colonoscopies in Those at Above-Average Risk
The findings suggest that multiple negative FITs could potentially identify individuals in high-risk surveillance who aren ’t truly high risk.MDedge News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 19, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Remote Mountain Bike Crash Forces a Doctor to Take Knife in Hand Remote Mountain Bike Crash Forces a Doctor to Take Knife in Hand
In the middle of nowhere, with a crash victim ' s oxygen levels and heart rate dropping, a doctor must do something he ' s never done before to keep the man alive.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 11, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Treatments Help Long-term Outcomes of Critical COVID Illness Treatments Help Long-term Outcomes of Critical COVID Illness
Use of interleukin 6 receptor antagonists and antiplatelet agents was associated with better survival rates and higher quality of life at 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 11, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Some BP Meds Tied to Significantly Lower Risk for Dementia Some BP Meds Tied to Significantly Lower Risk for Dementia
Antihypertensive medications that stimulate type 2 and 4 angiotensin II receptors may reduce the rate of dementia compared with those that inhibit these receptors, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 10, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Warfarin Best for Thrombotic Antiphospholipid Syndrome? Warfarin Best for Thrombotic Antiphospholipid Syndrome?
Patients with thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome appear better treated with a vitamin K antagonist such as warfarin, rather than a direct oral anticoagulant, a new meta-analysis suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 10, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nation Avoided Holiday Tripledemic, but COVID Still Threatens Nation Avoided Holiday Tripledemic, but COVID Still Threatens
It appears the US avoided the much-feared holiday ' tripledemic ' of COVID, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 9, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Researchers Hunt Biomarkers -- Potential Keys to Long COVID Researchers Hunt Biomarkers -- Potential Keys to Long COVID
The eventual goal: a simple test to help determine who has long COVID and whether treatments are helping.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 6, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Novel Antipsychotic'Encouraging' for Resistant Schizophrenia Novel Antipsychotic'Encouraging' for Resistant Schizophrenia
Topline results from an exploratory study suggest clinically meaningful benefits when evenamide is added to existing antipsychotic medication in adults with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 5, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lecanemab Linked to Death in AD Patient With Stroke Given tPA Lecanemab Linked to Death in AD Patient With Stroke Given tPA
A case report links the investigational Alzheimer ' s drug to numerous severe intracerebral hemorrhages during thrombolysis treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 5, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Most Americans Don't Believe Black Cats Are Bad Luck Most Americans Don't Believe Black Cats Are Bad Luck
Although superstition holds that black cats are bad luck, most Americans feel crossing paths with them can bring them good fortune.Quick Take (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 4, 2023 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news