Deaths in Elderly After COVID-19 Vaccine: Warning or False Alarm? Deaths in Elderly After COVID-19 Vaccine: Warning or False Alarm?
After more than 70 deaths were reported across Europe following COVID-19 vaccination, Medscape French Edition asked an expert if the deaths are a cause for concern or are to be expected in older patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Mental Illness Tied to High Risk of Physical Disease, Death Mental Illness Tied to High Risk of Physical Disease, Death
Mental illness in young individuals is associated with a strikingly high risk of subsequent physical illness, disability, and premature mortality, results of a large longitudinal study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Genetics Alone Not Enough to Predict Early-Onset Depression Genetics Alone Not Enough to Predict Early-Onset Depression
Genomic risk scores can help predict early-onset depression, but only in conjunction with other factors, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Poised to Address Social Factors Affecting Health Telemedicine Poised to Address Social Factors Affecting Health
But digital tools alone are not enough. Clinicians need to be educated from early in their training and work to understand where their patients are coming from.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

US Surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 Deaths US Surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 Deaths
But rates of hospitalizations and deaths following holiday travel and holiday gatherings have not yet been seen, the incoming CDC director said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Repeated Ketamine Infusions Linked to Rapid Relief of PTSD Repeated Ketamine Infusions Linked to Rapid Relief of PTSD
In what investigators call the first randomized controlled trial of repeated ketamine infusion for chronic PTSD, the treatment was associated with significant symptom reduction after 2 weeks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Children: Weekly Cases Trending Downward COVID-19 in Children: Weekly Cases Trending Downward
The US now has a rate of 3055 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 children in the population, the report shows, with 31 states above that figure and 14 states reporting rates above 4500 per 100,000 children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Is Your COVID Vaccine Venue Ready for Life-Threatening Reactions? Is Your COVID Vaccine Venue Ready for Life-Threatening Reactions?
While severe reactions are rare, experts warn that the drugstores and drive-thru clinics considered integral to the vaccine rollout must be prepared.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Positive Topline Data for Lilly's Donanemab in Early Alzheimer's Positive Topline Data for Lilly's Donanemab in Early Alzheimer's
Donanemab, which targets a modified form of amyloid, slowed decline of a composite measure of cognition and function by 32% relative to placebo, topline phase 2 results show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Prevalence in PsA Similar to General Population Osteoporosis Prevalence in PsA Similar to General Population
Previous research suggested a possible link between psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis or osteopenia. However, no cohort studies appear to have examined this association.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Online Misinformation Fuels a Fight Over Folic Acid Online Misinformation Fuels a Fight Over Folic Acid
Low folate has been linked to birth defects, but some practitioners are urging pregnant women to avoid supplements.Undark (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

The Cat ’s Meow: Felines as Seizure Detectors? The Cat ’s Meow: Felines as Seizure Detectors?
The case of a woman who reported that her cat would alert her with a distinctive meow right before a seizure was a bit of a head scratcher for clinicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Cat ’s Meow: Felines and Seizure Detectors? The Cat ’s Meow: Felines and Seizure Detectors?
The case of a woman who reported that her cat would alert her with a distinctive meow right before a seizure was a bit of a head scratcher for clinicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CRC Risk in Young Adults: Not as High as Previously Reported CRC Risk in Young Adults: Not as High as Previously Reported
Previous studies of colorectal cancer (CRC) included carcinoid tumors as well as colorectal adenocarcinoma, which has inflated estimates of risk, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies, and the Nurse Who Lost Hope A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies, and the Nurse Who Lost Hope
Almost a year into the pandemic, supply shortages remain so severe that nurse Kristen Cline reuses her N95 for several shifts while her hospital buckles.ProPublica (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Evidence COVID-19 Invades the Brain New Evidence COVID-19 Invades the Brain
SARS-CoV-2 can invade the brain and directly act on brain cells, causing neuroinflammation, new animal research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New REMS Rules: FDA Gets Tougher on Fentanyl Prescribing New REMS Rules: FDA Gets Tougher on Fentanyl Prescribing
The FDA has announced new REMS requirements for transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl products to address'concerning'prescribing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Type 1 Diabetes Screen Costing $55 Is Launched in US Type 1 Diabetes Screen Costing $55 Is Launched in US
Anyone who wants one can order the product, which involves a fingerstick blood test that is sent to a lab. Therapies to slow the onset of type 1 diabetes may be available in future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Apathy an Early Marker of Frontotemporal Dementia Apathy an Early Marker of Frontotemporal Dementia
Detecting apathy could help identify patients before they develop the condition and give a window of opportunity for preventive interventions, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer Incidence Up in Adults Under Age 50 Esophageal Cancer Incidence Up in Adults Under Age 50
Researchers found that 84.9% of cases diagnosed in younger adults were at regional or distant stages. This compares with 77.6% and 67.8% of cases in those aged 50-69 and 70 and older, respectively.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Youth Depression Tied to a Wide Range of Illnesses, Early Death Youth Depression Tied to a Wide Range of Illnesses, Early Death
Depression experienced early in life may carry the risk for a surprising number of illnesses and premature death later in life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Endocrine-Disrupting Plastics Pose Growing Health Threat Endocrine-Disrupting Plastics Pose Growing Health Threat
Many types of plastics pose an unrecognized threat to human health by leaching endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and a new report from the Endocrine Society and the International Pollutants Elimination Network presents their dangers and risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

High-Need, High-Cost Lupus Patients Described for First Time High-Need, High-Cost Lupus Patients Described for First Time
A small group of patients with SLE who have high costs and needs and frequent hospitalizations can be identified through a shared set of sociodemographic characteristics and risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Neurologic Fallout Not Limited to the Severely Ill COVID-19 Neurologic Fallout Not Limited to the Severely Ill
COVID-19 may lead to stroke, seizures, and other neurologic complications even in patients with more moderate illness, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 14, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ADA 2021 Standards Address Financial Hardship in Diabetes ADA 2021 Standards Address Financial Hardship in Diabetes
In the year of COVID-19, new ADA Standards include assessment of socioeconomic challenges, individualization of type 2 diabetes treatment, and advice on broader diabetes technology use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 14, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Twincretin'Impressive': Topline Data from Phase 3 Trial in Diabetes Twincretin'Impressive': Topline Data from Phase 3 Trial in Diabetes
Tirzepatide, the first dual GIP and GLP-1 receptor agonist in advanced testing, showed potent antihyperglycemic and weight loss effects in the first of several phase 3 studies in type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

From Cradle to Grave, Alcohol Is Bad for the Brain From Cradle to Grave, Alcohol Is Bad for the Brain
There is"compelling" evidence of the harmful effects of alcohol on the brain. The greatest risk occurs during three periods of life that are marked by dynamic brain changes, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Fuels Surge in Overdose-Related Cardiac Arrests COVID-19 Fuels Surge in Overdose-Related Cardiac Arrests
Researchers urge investments in substance use treatment, harm reduction, and the structural drivers of overdose as core elements of the COVID-19 response.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

For Nurses Feeling the Strain of the Pandemic, Virus Resurgence Is'Paralyzing'For Nurses Feeling the Strain of the Pandemic, Virus Resurgence Is'Paralyzing '
COVID-19's toll weighs heavily on nurses, who can suffer stress and other psychological problems if they don't believe they are able to help their patients sufficiently.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Age No Barrier to Weight Loss in Those With Morbid Obesity Age No Barrier to Weight Loss in Those With Morbid Obesity
Healthcare professionals should recognize the importance of weight loss in the over 60s and include them in programs to treat obesity, say researchers who found comparable reductions to younger people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Patient Health Suffers Amid Pandemic Healthcare Shortages Patient Health Suffers Amid Pandemic Healthcare Shortages
Delayed healthcare brought on by the pandemic is taking its toll on patients, according to a recent survey of primary care doctors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

SGLT1/2 Inhibitor Shows'Spectacular' Safety, Efficacy in T2D SGLT1/2 Inhibitor Shows'Spectacular' Safety, Efficacy in T2D
Sotagliflozin, a novel type of sodium-glucose cotransporter inhibitor, showed the diverse benefits this drug class provides along some new twists in a pair of international pivotal trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Task Force Recommends Best Practices for Malignant Colorectal Polyps Task Force Recommends Best Practices for Malignant Colorectal Polyps
Endoscopists should look for features of deep submucosal invasion and should retrieve, handle, and submit specimens in ways that support thorough and accurate pathologic assessment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What Happened to Melanoma Care During COVID-19 Sequestration What Happened to Melanoma Care During COVID-19 Sequestration
Initial evidence suggests that the deliberate delays in melanoma care that occurred during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place lockdown last spring had a significant negative impact on patient outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Accelerated Alzheimer's Risk Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Accelerated Alzheimer's Risk
New research provides biological clues as to why sustaining a traumatic brain injury can increase and accelerate dementia risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

United States Adds Nearly 74,000 More Children With COVID-19 United States Adds Nearly 74,000 More Children With COVID-19
The number of new child cases, 73,883 for the most recent week, is a 20% increase over the previous high of 61,447 cases reported for the week ending October 29.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Coming Abortion Fight Could Threaten Birth Control, Too Coming Abortion Fight Could Threaten Birth Control, Too
Many overlook other things that could flow from a new abortion jurisprudence -- such as erasing the right to birth control that the court recognized in a 1965 case, Griswold v Connecticut.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Imaging Services May Result in More Harm Than Benefit Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Imaging Services May Result in More Harm Than Benefit
Based on the availability of Groupon vouchers, direct-to-consumer marketing of imaging services seems to be expanding, with a potential for both benefit and harm, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 3, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Found to Impact Pain Severity in Younger Adults Sleep Apnea Found to Impact Pain Severity in Younger Adults
"Because of the high burden of chronic pain conditions in younger adults, this study highlights the need to understand the impact of OSA diagnosis and treatment on pain intensity."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 2, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Is It a Cold, the Flu, Allergies, or COVID-19? Is It a Cold, the Flu, Allergies, or COVID-19?
' Unfortunately, there is such a huge overlap between the symptoms of COVID and other respiratory viral illnesses that most of us think it is?impossible to tell one from another from symptoms alone. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 2, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Trump Medicaid Record: Big Goals, Yet Few Successes The Trump Medicaid Record: Big Goals, Yet Few Successes
His administration supported repealing the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, which has added millions of adults to the federal-state health program for lower-income Americans.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

In Some COVID-19 Cases, Antibodies Attack Body, Not Virus In Some COVID-19 Cases, Antibodies Attack Body, Not Virus
For some people with severe COVID-19, the immune system may attack itself rather than the virus, according to a new study published on the preprint server MedRxiv.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Cases Spike as COVID Kills Every 107 Seconds US Cases Spike as COVID Kills Every 107 Seconds
The US is reporting more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases each day, and 41 states are reporting at least 10% more cases this week than the week before, according to CNN.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Role for Sitting in Brain Health? A Role for Sitting in Brain Health?
Older adults are encouraged to exercise as a way of improving general health and cognition. Surprisingly, this study suggests there is also a role for sitting in brain health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Advocates Welcome Down Syndrome Guidance for Adults Advocates Welcome Down Syndrome Guidance for Adults
"These guidelines totally changed things for us and for our families," she says."We'll all be more informed about issues to watch for so we can take action much sooner to ensure better health outcomes."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

' May Contain' Food Allergen Labeling Can't Be Trusted'May Contain' Food Allergen Labeling Can't Be Trusted
Guidelines that allow for voluntary reporting of'may contain'allergens lead to confusion and risk for food-allergic patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Latest Week Brings 44,000 More Children With COVID-19 Latest Week Brings 44,000 More Children With COVID-19
Over 44,000 more children were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last week, bringing the total number of child cases to almost three-quarters of a million in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Decline in Febuxostat Use Trends With Cardiovascular Concerns Decline in Febuxostat Use Trends With Cardiovascular Concerns
Allopurinol remains the first-line treatment, but it is not effective in all patients, and febuxostat was developed as an alternative.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll
Throughout the pandemic, people who never had the coronavirus have been reporting a host of unrelated symptoms: excruciating headaches, episodes of hair loss, sudden outbreaks of shingles, and more.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Embracing the Right Polypharmacy in Older Adults With HF Embracing the Right Polypharmacy in Older Adults With HF
Polypharmacy was nearly universal in a new REGARDS analysis, but close collaboration can hone in on the'right polypharmacy'for each patient with HF, observers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 14, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news