' Alarming' Rate of Abuse in Pregnant Women With Epilepsy'Alarming' Rate of Abuse in Pregnant Women With Epilepsy
Women with epilepsy are more than twice as likely as those without the disorder to report physical, sexual, or emotional abuse during pregnancy, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MRI Key to Diagnosing CTE in Living Patients? MRI Key to Diagnosing CTE in Living Patients?
MRI patterns of shrinkage in the frontal-temporal region may signal the presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in living patients, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cardiologist Positive for Omicron After London Conference Cardiologist Positive for Omicron After London Conference
An Israeli cardiologist tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 after attending PCR London Valves, raising questions about the safety of in-person meetings just as they were restarting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 3, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SGLT2 Inhibitor Use Tied to Fewer Atrial Arrhythmias SGLT2 Inhibitor Use Tied to Fewer Atrial Arrhythmias
Patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices who were treated with an SGLT2 inhibitor had significantly fewer atrial arrhythmias vs those never receiving them, new observational data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 2, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Calcium Does Not Benefit Patients in Cardiac Arrest Calcium Does Not Benefit Patients in Cardiac Arrest
Among adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, giving calcium did not improve return of spontaneous circulation, and there was a suggestion of worse outcome, in a new randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 2, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Booster Counteracts Waning Immunity of Initial Pfizer Doses Booster Counteracts Waning Immunity of Initial Pfizer Doses
A large study shows that the chances of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the first 2 months after the Pfizer booster drop an estimated 86% compared with having only the two primary shots.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC: Rising Cases, Holidays Led to Approval of Boosters for All CDC: Rising Cases, Holidays Led to Approval of Boosters for All
With cases of COVID surging across the country, and people about to embark on holiday travel and engage in large gatherings, health officials say they intended to increase protection against COVID.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Post-TBI Cognitive Changes'Strikingly' Similar to Early Parkinson's Post-TBI Cognitive Changes'Strikingly' Similar to Early Parkinson's
Cognitive changes in veterans who experienced mild TBI are'strikingly similar'to those of patients with early Parkinson's, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Biden to Have Routine Colonoscopy, Transfer Power to Harris Biden to Have Routine Colonoscopy, Transfer Power to Harris
Biden was driven early Friday to the medical center in the Washington suburbs for his first routine physical exam as president.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Documentary Asks How Body-Size Bias Affects Obesity Research Documentary Asks How Body-Size Bias Affects Obesity Research
Framing evidence of positive health associations with obesity as'paradoxical'can limit pathways to new research, a short new film suggests.Quick Take (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Lower Urinary Sodium, Higher Potassium Tied to Lower CV Risk Lower Urinary Sodium, Higher Potassium Tied to Lower CV Risk
A new observational study using direct urinary measurement, along with previous randomized data, provides support for public health advice to reduce sodium and increase potassium intake prevent CVD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 17, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

My New Patient Was Taking 43 Prescription Drugs My New Patient Was Taking 43 Prescription Drugs
She came to our facility with a laundry list of medications and a belief that if 1 pill was good, 2 must be better.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 17, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Europe Gives Green Light to Once-Weekly Semaglutide for Weight Loss Europe Gives Green Light to Once-Weekly Semaglutide for Weight Loss
Called a'game changer,'Novo Nordisk's Wegovy was approved for weight loss by the US Food and Drug Administration in June.International Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 16, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Hypothyrodisim Doesn't Worsen COVID-19 Hypothyrodisim Doesn't Worsen COVID-19
Data from a case control study with more than 1000 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Brazil during 2020 show that, in general, hypothyroidism did not worsen presentations or outcomes.First Look (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 16, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

No Reduction in WMH Progression With Allopurinol After Stroke No Reduction in WMH Progression With Allopurinol After Stroke
Use of allopurinol, a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, did not reduce progression of white matter hyperintensity (WMH) after stroke in a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

BP Control Rates Dropped During Pandemic: BP Track BP Control Rates Dropped During Pandemic: BP Track
The proportion of hypertensive patients with blood pressure under control fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, and researchers are concerned a wave of CV events may be on the way.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Vegetable Fats Tied to Lower Stroke Risk Than Animal Fat Vegetable Fats Tied to Lower Stroke Risk Than Animal Fat
Higher intake of vegetable fats, such as olive oil and nuts, was associated with a lower risk for stroke, and animal fats, especially processed red meats, with higher risk, according to new observational data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Rural Hospitals Weigh Keeping Obstetric Units When Births Decline Rural Hospitals Weigh Keeping Obstetric Units When Births Decline
Some studies suggest that hospitals with low deliveries are more likely to see complications for patients. Doctors and public health experts say there is no magic number to determine when it is best to close an obstetrics unit.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Specific Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs Prevent Diabetes Specific Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs Prevent Diabetes
New meta-analysis shows blood pressure reductions with ACE inhibitors and ARBs are associated with a lower diabetes risk, but other types of antihypertensive agents have the opposite effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

10 States Sue Over Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate 10 States Sue Over Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate
Ten states filed the suit Wednesday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, saying the CMS vaccine mandate could create'an impending disaster in the health care industry. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Unvaccinated People 20 Times More Likely to Die From COVID: Study Unvaccinated People 20 Times More Likely to Die From COVID: Study
' Vaccination remains the best way to keep yourself and the people close to you safe from this deadly disease,'stressed Jennifer Shuford, MD, Texas'state epidemiologist.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Telehealth Safe, Effective for a Challenging Psychiatric Disorder Telehealth Safe, Effective for a Challenging Psychiatric Disorder
Telehealth is safe and effective for the treatment of borderline personality disorder and may even have an edge over in-person treatment, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Texas Sees Increased Interest in Birth Control Since Abortion Ban Texas Sees Increased Interest in Birth Control Since Abortion Ban
But practitioners do not expect contraception to blunt the law's effects.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 8, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

City or Country Life? Genetic Risk for Mental Illness May Decide City or Country Life? Genetic Risk for Mental Illness May Decide
Individuals at high genetic risk for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, or anorexia were more likely to choose to live in an urban environment vs those with ADHD, who tended to choose rural life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 3, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

What Do We Really Know About Vaccine Effectiveness? What Do We Really Know About Vaccine Effectiveness?
Reports of waning effectiveness and mixed messages about booster shots fuel the politicization of vaccination.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 2, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Clinicians Underprescribe Behavior Therapy for Preschool ADHD Clinicians Underprescribe Behavior Therapy for Preschool ADHD
About 11% of young children with ADHD were prescribed parent training in behavior management, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 2, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Kentucky Governor Makes Case for COVID-19 Booster Shots Kentucky Governor Makes Case for COVID-19 Booster Shots
Growing numbers of vaccinated Kentuckians have contracted COVID-19 and ended up in hospitals, signaling the importance of getting a booster dose.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 2, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Free Vitamin D No Better at Predicting Death in Men Than Standard Testing Free Vitamin D No Better at Predicting Death in Men Than Standard Testing
In the clinical assessment of vitamin D concentrations, free 25-hydroxyvitamin D shows little added benefit to the current standard of total 25(OH)D, with deficiencies in each associated with at least a twofold risk of all-cause mortality, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Parents Won't Rush to Get Young Kids Vaccinated, Survey Shows Parents Won't Rush to Get Young Kids Vaccinated, Survey Shows
While the federal government considers authorizing a COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old, a survey of parents shows many are in no hurry to get their kids vaccinated.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 29, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Your Patients Try to Understand You, but It Isn't Always Easy Your Patients Try to Understand You, but It Isn't Always Easy
Low health literacy, poor access to medical records are among the reasons, but doctors also don't communicate well with patients, AHIMA Foundation report says.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 28, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Which Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Need SGLT2 Inhibitors? Which Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Need SGLT2 Inhibitors?
With an essential role established for SGLT2 inhibitors for patients with progressive renal dysfunction or heart failure, researchers discuss how best to use these agents in those with type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 28, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

At Least 59,000 Meat Workers Caught COVID, 269 Died At Least 59,000 Meat Workers Caught COVID, 269 Died
At least 59,000 meatpacking workers caught COVID-19 and 269 workers died last year, which is significantly more than previously thought, according to a new US House report released Wednesday.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study: Automatic'Opt-Ins' May Boost Women's Leadership Study: Automatic'Opt-Ins' May Boost Women's Leadership
When everyone is automatically opted in for a competition, women are as likely as men to vie for the prize. But when competitors must choose to opt in, it becomes a man's game.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Just Say No …to Overworking Yourself Just Say No …to Overworking Yourself
Saying no to colleagues and supervisors can be difficult. Here are a few tricks to saying no that will help save your work-life balance.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news

My Experience as Family Medicine Resident in 2021 My Experience as Family Medicine Resident in 2021
My attending knew her patients; they were not faceless unknowns in a hospital gown to her.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Cardiorenal Outcomes Differ Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Cardiorenal Outcomes Differ Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
While type 2 diabetes is associated with a greater risk for cardiovascular events than type 1 diabetes, the latter is more associated with chronic kidney complications, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sleep Time'Sweet Spot' to Slow Cognitive Decline Identified? Sleep Time'Sweet Spot' to Slow Cognitive Decline Identified?
Too little or too much sleep can accelerate cognitive decline in older adults, but new research suggests there could be a sleep'sweet spot'that stabilizes cognitive function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lipid-Modifying Agents to Treat or Prevent COVID-19? Lipid-Modifying Agents to Treat or Prevent COVID-19?
Observational studies suggested patients with COVID-19 taking statins have better outcomes. A new review looks at trials underway assessing lipid-modifying agents to treat or prevent COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Disability May Accumulate in the Relapsing Phase of MS Disability May Accumulate in the Relapsing Phase of MS
In a recent study of patients with early relapsing-remitting MS or clinically isolated syndrome, almost two thirds of confirmed disability accumulation occurred independently of relapses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Antiepileptic Medications Linked to Increased Priapism Risk Antiepileptic Medications Linked to Increased Priapism Risk
Based on new research, clinicians should be aware that patients taking antiepileptic drugs, particularly valpromide, may be at increased risk for priapism, investigators caution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

CDC Panel Backs J & J, Moderna Boosters for Nearly All Adults CDC Panel Backs J & J, Moderna Boosters for Nearly All Adults
The panel voted unanimously on their decisions, but some questions and concerns still came up in debate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Death of the Linear Career Path Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Death of the Linear Career Path
A career in medicine will often follow a predictable sequence of events. Can this sequence be disrupted and still result in success?Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news

FDA Deems Adalimumab Biosimilar Cyltezo Interchangeable FDA Deems Adalimumab Biosimilar Cyltezo Interchangeable
The supplemental biologics license approval for Cyltezo makes the adalimumab biosimilar just the second biosimilar to be designated as interchangeable with its originator biologic product.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Non-COVID Infection Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Non-COVID Infection
Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvin Medical Center and was treated with IV antibiotics and fluids.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Anxiety, Depression Track With Prevalence of COVID Cases Anxiety, Depression Track With Prevalence of COVID Cases
Anxiety and depression symptoms increased in adults last winter as COVID-19 surged in the United States but declined in the spring as COVID activity approached its nadir.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mayor: Just 15 Businesses Fined Over NYC Vaccine Mandate Mayor: Just 15 Businesses Fined Over NYC Vaccine Mandate
"Yes we're going to work with this, we're going to make it work for our employees, for our customers, keep everyone safe."Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hundreds of Thousands of US Troops Remain Unvaccinated Hundreds of Thousands of US Troops Remain Unvaccinated
Hundreds of thousands of US service members are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against COVID-19 as the first vaccine mandate deadlines approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Healthcare Consumerism: Is the Customer Always Right? Healthcare Consumerism: Is the Customer Always Right?
Will the application of market theory to healthcare solve its most pressing problems?Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news

Florida Woman Got $3.4M COVID Grant She Never Applied For Florida Woman Got $3.4M COVID Grant She Never Applied For
A Florida gas station employee said she's listed as receiving a $3.4 million COVID relief check that she never applied for and never received.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Obesity in Type 1 Diabetes:  A Two-Way Road Filled With Potholes Obesity in Type 1 Diabetes:  A Two-Way Road Filled With Potholes
Initiatives in Europe and the US aim to gather more data to inform guidelines on obesity management specifically in type 1 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news