Opioid Epidemic'Fourth Wave' Marked by Methamphetamine Use Opioid Epidemic'Fourth Wave' Marked by Methamphetamine Use
Use of methamphetamine and cocaine among those also using fentanyl reached a record high in 2023, a new report showed, more evidence of a " fourth wave " in the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 22, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Study IDs Immune Abnormality Possibly Causing Long COVID Study IDs Immune Abnormality Possibly Causing Long COVID
Dysfunctional complement system proteins could explain chronic inflammation, fatigue, and other long COVID symptoms, leading to new treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 22, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Do Doctors Feel About Assisted Dying? How Do Doctors Feel About Assisted Dying?
As more of the public support assisted dying, are doctors ’ attitudes changing too?Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 21, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Source Type: news

Thyroid Specialists' LT4+LT3 Prescribing Contradicts Beliefs Thyroid Specialists' LT4+LT3 Prescribing Contradicts Beliefs
Thyroid specialists often prescribe LT4+LT3 for patients with persistent symptoms on LT4 alone and TSH normalisation, despite attributing such symptoms to nonendocrine causes.Medscape UK (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 21, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Source Type: news

Balancing Patient Satisfaction With Saying No Balancing Patient Satisfaction With Saying No
Discover the delicate art of saying no while balancing patient satisfaction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 21, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Source Type: news

FMC Sees Higher Earnings in 2024, Says Few Patients on GLP-1s FMC Sees Higher Earnings in 2024, Says Few Patients on GLP-1s
German dialysis specialist Fresenius Medical Care on Tuesday announced higher guidance for 2024 in a fourth-quarter earnings report which topped market expectations, helped...Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 20, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Nephrology Source Type: news

More Options Seen for Taming Gestational Diabetes More Options Seen for Taming Gestational Diabetes
The results found the use of oral treatments to be a noninferior alternative to insulin for preventing large-for-gestational age babies in women with gestational diabetes.MDedge News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 16, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Building Better Babies? Ethicist Highlights Tough Choices Building Better Babies? Ethicist Highlights Tough Choices
Art Caplan discusses ethical considerations for whole-genome embryo mapping.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 15, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Virus and Booster Apathy Could Be Fueling Long COVID Virus and Booster Apathy Could Be Fueling Long COVID
" Stupidest thing I ' ve ever done " : A lack of urgency surrounding virus spread and boosters may be triggering additional long COVID cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 14, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exercising With Osteoarthritis: Five Things to Know Exercising With Osteoarthritis: Five Things to Know
Medscape Medical News spoke with osteoarthritis experts on the ideal amount of exercise for patients, available resources, and how to motivate patients to move more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 14, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Rheumatology Source Type: news

APOE2 Confers Atheroprotection, Especially to Young Adults APOE2 Confers Atheroprotection, Especially to Young Adults
Genetic testing for APOE would improve the prediction of atherosclerosis and enable the pursuit of aggressive strategies, said one researcher.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 13, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

Surgery Shows Longer-Term Benefits for Dupuytren Contracture Surgery Shows Longer-Term Benefits for Dupuytren Contracture
At 2 years out, surgery was more successful than other treatments, a randomized controlled trial found.MDedge News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 13, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Milk May Lower T2D Risk in Patients With Lactose Intolerance Milk May Lower T2D Risk in Patients With Lactose Intolerance
A study suggested a statistical association between milk consumption, certain metabolites, and the frequency of type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 9, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Source Type: news

Tips for Reducing Waste in the Cath Lab Tips for Reducing Waste in the Cath Lab
At a recent cardiology conference, a nurse reviewed techniques for reducing waste and conserving resources.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 9, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

How to Communicate Updated Colonoscopy Intervals to Patients How to Communicate Updated Colonoscopy Intervals to Patients
Telephone outreach and secure messaging have better response rates than mailed letters when communicating updated colonoscopy intervals for patients with a history of low-risk adenomas.MDedge News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 9, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology Source Type: news