' Staggering' Increase in Global Dementia Cases Predicted by 2050'Staggering' Increase in Global Dementia Cases Predicted by 2050
Increased access to education around the world may help drive down dementia cases, but the gains could be wiped out by increases in smoking, obesity, and diabetes, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Twofold Increased Risk for Death From COVID-19 in Psych Patients Twofold Increased Risk for Death From COVID-19 in Psych Patients
Patients with a mental illness, particularly a psychotic or mood disorder, are twice as likely to die after infection with SARS-CoV-2 compared with those without a psychiatric diagnosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Will Your Children Go to School In-Person? Will Your Children Go to School In-Person?
The CDC recently updated its guidance for schools, promoting in-person learning when K-12 students return in the fall.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

High-Dose Buprenorphine a'Game Changer' for Opioid Addiction High-Dose Buprenorphine a'Game Changer' for Opioid Addiction
Administering high-dose buprenorphine in the ED to individuals with untreated opioid use disorder is safe and may help get more patients into treatment after discharge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Does Optimal Iron Absorption Include Vitamin C? Does Optimal Iron Absorption Include Vitamin C?
The evidence for taking vitamin C with iron to promote iron absorption is scant and dates back almost 50 years.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Innovative Technology Accurately Predicts Stroke Recovery Innovative Technology Accurately Predicts Stroke Recovery
A new technology that maps the wiring of the brain can accurately predict the course of recovery in patients who have suffered stroke, enabling a more individualized approach to rehabilitation therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Disease Treatment on the Horizon or False Dawn? Alzheimer's Disease Treatment on the Horizon or False Dawn?
Effective clinical treatment of dementia has eluded us thus far. Dr William Hung comments on the potential for two biologic agents and one modifiable risk factor.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

The Peculiar Timing of Death The Peculiar Timing of Death
A lesson learned early in my medical career was poignantly underscored many years later.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

When Patients Demand Vaccinated Healthcare Providers When Patients Demand Vaccinated Healthcare Providers
Federal and state laws can influence the answer to this question: Do patients have a right to demand that their healthcare providers be vaccinated?Medscape (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

California to Pay Victims of Forced, Coerced Sterilizations California to Pay Victims of Forced, Coerced Sterilizations
The payments will make California at least the third state — following Virginia and North Carolina — to compensate victims of the so-called eugenics movement that peaked in the 1930s.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Good News, Bad News on COVID From Pandemic Holiday Weekend Good News, Bad News on COVID From Pandemic Holiday Weekend
Although President Joe Biden missed his goal of having 70% of adult Americans partially vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4, the mark was hit in 19 states and territories and the District of Columbia.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Praise Diabetes': Project in Black Churches Improves A1c'Praise Diabetes': Project in Black Churches Improves A1c
A church-based diabetes self-management support intervention that incorporated parish nurses and peer leaders is feasible and may help improve diabetes-related outcomes in participants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Self-Injected Antiplatelet for Acute MI Enters Phase 3 Testing Self-Injected Antiplatelet for Acute MI Enters Phase 3 Testing
The SOS-AMI study will test the'truly innovative'idea for patients to self-inject an antiplatelet early after heart attack symptoms occur.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology Live Webcast Source Type: news

Even a Pandemic Can't Stop Teens' Alcohol and Marijuana Use Even a Pandemic Can't Stop Teens' Alcohol and Marijuana Use
Despite decreases in the perceived availability of alcohol and marijuana among 12th-graders, their use of these substances did not change significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, two surveys show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Rethinking Your Post-COVID Relationship With Booze Rethinking Your Post-COVID Relationship With Booze
Nearly 1 in 4 adults said they managed pandemic stress by drinking more, according to an American Psychological Association survey released in February.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Cooper Vetoes NC Bill Banning Down Syndrome Abortions Cooper Vetoes NC Bill Banning Down Syndrome Abortions
In a veto message, Gov. Roy Cooper (D) cited privacy concerns, arguing the bill would have made it difficult for patients to get medical information and have honest conversations with their doctors.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Acute Migraine Among Headache Specialists Acute Migraine Among Headache Specialists
Headache specialist and migraine sufferer Dr Randolph Evans tells his acute migraine patients that he"feels their pain."Medscape (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery MDAngle Source Type: news

Post COVID-19 Lung Injury: What We Know So Far Post COVID-19 Lung Injury: What We Know So Far
Dr Holley discusses three categories of post-COVID19 lung injury and the research on current treatments for each type.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

' Staggering' Doubling of Type 2 Diabetes in Kids During Pandemic'Staggering' Doubling of Type 2 Diabetes in Kids During Pandemic
Two new studies show a shocking increase in type 2 diabetes among kids in the US during the pandemic, with increased severity at presentation. Black children were disproportionately affected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Discontinuing Metformin: The Crowdsourced View Discontinuing Metformin: The Crowdsourced View
Readers were divided on the decision to stop an elderly woman's metformin and reduce her pill burden.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians' Calculus Varies When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians' Calculus Varies
Primary care physicians are more likely to use a strict age cutoff for stopping colon cancer screening than they are for stopping breast and prostate cancer screening, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Neurodegeneration Complicates Psychiatric Care in Parkinson's Neurodegeneration Complicates Psychiatric Care in Parkinson's
While the exact mechanism for depression and anxiety's link to Parkinson's disease is unknown, both occur with increased prevalence across the disease course, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hormone Pellet Safety Data'Not Very Reassuring at All' for Women Hormone Pellet Safety Data'Not Very Reassuring at All' for Women
Women who receive pellet hormonal therapy may be significantly more likely to have side effects compared with women who receive FDA-approved hormonal treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Prophylactic Anticoagulation Tied to Lower Death Rate in COVID Prophylactic Anticoagulation Tied to Lower Death Rate in COVID
Prophylactic use of low-dose anticoagulation to prevent venous thromboembolism was associated with reduced 60-day mortality in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state of Michigan.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

No Increased Risk of Hypertension With Erenumab? No Increased Risk of Hypertension With Erenumab?
The migraine medication erenumab appeared to pose no increased risk of hypertension, easing earlier concerns. Nevertheless, investigators noted that more research is needed to confirm the findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Insomnia in Kids Tied to Mood, Anxiety Disorders in Adulthood Insomnia in Kids Tied to Mood, Anxiety Disorders in Adulthood
Insomnia symptoms persisting from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood are associated with a higher risk of internalizing disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID Led More Women to Forgo Needed Health Care COVID Led More Women to Forgo Needed Health Care
The Kaiser survey found women more likely to go without healthcare, compared to men, possibly resulting in a higher number of women with severe health issues after the pandemic is over.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trouble Falling Asleep a Modifiable Risk Factor for Dementia? Trouble Falling Asleep a Modifiable Risk Factor for Dementia?
Among the various insomnia symptoms, difficulty falling asleep may be most predictive of future cognitive impairment in older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine to Children Could Take Time Why Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine to Children Could Take Time
Is COVID an emergency for kids? That's the question at the heart of an FDA debate over how to approve a vaccine for children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What Do You Think of the New Alzheimer's Drug Approval? What Do You Think of the New Alzheimer's Drug Approval?
Last week, the FDA approved the antiamyloid agent aducanumab (Aduhelm) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, against the recommendation of its own advisory panel.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Patients and Clinicians Alike Support Virtual Prenatal Care Patients and Clinicians Alike Support Virtual Prenatal Care
Obstetric patients and clinicians overwhelmingly reported that telehealth was a safer way to receive ob/gyn care during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Vaping and Pregnancy: Inhaled Toxins Among Reasons for Pause Vaping and Pregnancy: Inhaled Toxins Among Reasons for Pause
Researchers are trying to understand how e-cigarette use affects pregnancy and birth outcomes. This question may become more relevant as younger vapers start having children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

LIFE: ARNI Does Not Best Valsartan in Advanced Heart Failure LIFE: ARNI Does Not Best Valsartan in Advanced Heart Failure
' We were surprised and disappointed and stared at the data for a long time, partly in disbelief,'said the lead investigator. However, a lot more is now known about this'remarkable class of drugs. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

DIY Nerve Stimulation Device'Highly Effective' for Migraine Pain DIY Nerve Stimulation Device'Highly Effective' for Migraine Pain
A noninvasive, self-administered neurostimulation device recently approved by the US FDA is safe, tolerable, and offers effective migraine pain relief, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Live Webcast Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Ignored Protocol Blamed for Child's Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Lawsuit: Ignored Protocol Blamed for Child's Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
An x-ray was taken on a 6-year-old with leg pain, so why were the results never properly interpreted?Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Lyme Disease: Testing, Prophylaxis, and Treatment Lyme Disease: Testing, Prophylaxis, and Treatment
From what to do when a patient presents with a tick, to which antibiotic to select for treatment.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Tai Chi as Good as Working Out to Shrink Waistline Tai Chi as Good as Working Out to Shrink Waistline
The gentle, meditative form of exercise was also linked to cholesterol improvements.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Tennessee Appeals Ruling in Abortion Waiting-Period Case Tennessee Appeals Ruling in Abortion Waiting-Period Case
A federal appeals court on Wednesday heard arguments in a Tennessee case over whether a 48-hour waiting period is a substantial burden to women seeking abortions.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Evidence Mounts for Implantable AF Monitoring After Stroke Evidence Mounts for Implantable AF Monitoring After Stroke
Two new studies have shown higher atrial fibrillation (AF) detection rates when implantable devices are used; the studies have also expanded the population that may be targeted for such monitoring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Florida Governor OKs Limits on Transgender Student Athletes Florida Governor OKs Limits on Transgender Student Athletes
' In Florida, girls are going to play girls sports and boys are going to play boys sports,'Governor Ron DeSantis said as he signed the bill into law.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Pitfalls and Promise of Using Repurposed Drugs for COVID-19 The Pitfalls and Promise of Using Repurposed Drugs for COVID-19
While major trials continue for repurposed drugs for COVID, clinicians must wade through conflicting info and'clear evidence'for treatments. Meanwhile, expect more early results from smaller tests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Overbasalization' Common in Type 2 Diabetes Management'Overbasalization' Common in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Such"overbasalization," defined as an A1c of greater than 8% despite use of more than 0.5 units/kg/d of basal insulin, was identified in about 40% of patients seen in a Florida primary care clinic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Number of Gender-Diverse Teens Grows Number of Gender-Diverse Teens Grows
The study says 9.2% of kids responded that they were gender diverse in some way.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: It ’s Not Just About Fertility Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: It ’s Not Just About Fertility
Polycystic ovary syndrome has a profound impact on a woman ’s life, and its diagnosis and management remain confusing.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Early Aspirin Withdrawal After PCI: More Benefit for Women? Early Aspirin Withdrawal After PCI: More Benefit for Women?
A new analysis from the TWILIGHT trial shows some interesting observations on the effects of ticagrelor monotherapy vs dual antiplatelet therapy in women and men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lesions in Pelvis May Be'Tip of the Iceberg' in Endometriosis Lesions in Pelvis May Be'Tip of the Iceberg' in Endometriosis
Recognizing the systemic effects of endometriosis may help doctors better understand the experiences of patients with the disease, a researcher suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

HHS to Inject Billions Into Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders HHS to Inject Billions Into Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders
The US Department of Health and Human Services will inject billions of dollars into programs designed to address mental health and substance use disorders, federal officials announce.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Two Key Suicide Risk Factors Identified in Borderline Personality Two Key Suicide Risk Factors Identified in Borderline Personality
Feelings of chronic emptiness and self-injury have been identified as two key risk factors for suicide attempts in patients with borderline personality disorder, a new cross-sectional, nationally representative study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Family Physicians' Compensation Levels Stable in Pandemic Family Physicians' Compensation Levels Stable in Pandemic
The number of patient appointments declined somewhat, but volume has largely recovered; family physicians reported a decline of just 5% from prepandemic levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Atorvastatin: A Potential Treatment in COVID-19? Atorvastatin: A Potential Treatment in COVID-19?
Results of a randomized trial show no effect for severe COVID-19 patients in ICU, but there was a hint of benefit in the subgroup treated within 7 days of symptom onset in the INSPIRATION-S study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news