COVID-19 Tied to Increased Risk for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's COVID-19 Tied to Increased Risk for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
COVID-19 has been associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer ' s and Parkinson ' s disease. However, there was no excess risk of these neurologic disorders following COVID vs other respiratory infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 27, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No Role for Cuffless BP Monitoring at Present: ESH Statement No Role for Cuffless BP Monitoring at Present: ESH Statement
Cuffless blood pressure measurement has considerable potential, but because its accuracy hasn ' t been validated, it ' s not suitable for clinical use for now, the European Society of Hypertension says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 23, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Health Canada Decommissions COVID Alert App Health Canada Decommissions COVID Alert App
The Canadian government retired an app that had been intended to notify users who had been in contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Could a Type 2 Diabetes Drug Tackle Kidney Stones? Could a Type 2 Diabetes Drug Tackle Kidney Stones?
A pooled data analysis of trials of the SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin in type 2 diabetes suggests it may lower the risk of kidney stones. However, this is early research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Omicron Carries Half the Risk of Long COVID as Delta: Study Omicron Carries Half the Risk of Long COVID as Delta: Study
The study is considered one of the first large-scale reports about the long-term risks of Omicron.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 17, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Iowa Court: Abortion Not Protected by State Constitution Iowa Court: Abortion Not Protected by State Constitution
Iowa lawmakers could ban abortion in the state without completing the lengthy process of amending the state constitution.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 17, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

When Suffering Defies Diagnosis When Suffering Defies Diagnosis
In the wake of Uvalde, Dr Dinah Miller says that an exact diagnosis is not always readily apparent. Psychiatry is often tasked with figuring out if someone is mad (mentally ill), bad (evil), or both.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 17, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Biden Boosts LGBTQI Protections, Bans Conversion Therapy Biden Boosts LGBTQI Protections, Bans Conversion Therapy
"My order will use the full force of the federal government to end inhumane practices of conversion therapy," Biden said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 17, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Researchers analyzed the potential of the very-low-calorie ketogenic diet as a treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 16, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Fisher-Price, Feds Issue Baby Rocker Warning After 13 Deaths Fisher-Price, Feds Issue Baby Rocker Warning After 13 Deaths
The deaths were linked to the Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rockers and the Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Death Risk Spikes With New Onset-Depression After RA Diagnosis Death Risk Spikes With New Onset-Depression After RA Diagnosis
Developing depression after a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis substantially increased the risk for death over 10 years in a large Danish population study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Primary Care Doc Education May Increase PrEP Prescribing Primary Care Doc Education May Increase PrEP Prescribing
Educating primary care clinicians about preexposure prophylaxis for HIV could help ease the shortage in clinicians who prescribe the drugs, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AMA to Collect Data on Trainee Mental Health Wellness Programs AMA to Collect Data on Trainee Mental Health Wellness Programs
Standardized data on wellness initiatives can help medical institutions improve programs that support student, resident, and fellow mental health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Alcohol, Degraded Sleep Related in Young Adults Alcohol, Degraded Sleep Related in Young Adults
Sleep and alcohol consumption may follow a"vicious cycle," with those who drink more often going to bed later with worse-quality sleep, and those who go to bed earlier often drinking less the next day.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 14, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PAs Defy Perceptions About Physical Disabilities PAs Defy Perceptions About Physical Disabilities
Bias against perceived physical requirements for individuals to be effective and capable clinicians represents an"ableist" point of view and deserves exploration.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 13, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news