Cardiac Events Doubled Among Distressed Younger Survivors of MI Cardiac Events Doubled Among Distressed Younger Survivors of MI
In addition to medical therapy and cardiac rehab, cardiologists should consider psychological assessment after MI, especially among younger patients, to prevent recurrent events, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Inflammation a Core Feature of Depression Inflammation a Core Feature of Depression
Depression and inflammation are biologically linked – a finding that may have important implications for patients whose condition fails to respond to treatment with antidepressants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

AMA Announces Major Commitment to Health Equity AMA Announces Major Commitment to Health Equity
The report, which was created by the association's Center for Health Equity, argues for both internal changes at the AMA and changes in how the association addresses race-based inequities in general.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Doctors Prescribe Fewer Statins in the Afternoon Doctors Prescribe Fewer Statins in the Afternoon
Statins tend to be prescribed less often to patients at risk for heart disease during afternoon rather than morning visits, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Tennessee to Require Fetal Remains Be Buried or Cremated Tennessee to Require Fetal Remains Be Buried or Cremated
The measure states that the pregnant woman"has a right to determine" the method and location for the final disposal of the fetal remains if desired.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Focus on Youth Concerns at Well Visits Focus on Youth Concerns at Well Visits
Taking teens'strengths, values, and dreams into account through a previsit questionnaire was acceptable to them and may promote discussions with providers, based on data from 91 adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Telehealth Takeaways for Hospitalists Outlined Telehealth Takeaways for Hospitalists Outlined
Hospitalists can play a key role in the expansion of telehealth services, including management of acute care patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Our Readers Respond: Require Doctors Be COVID-19 Vaccinated? Our Readers Respond: Require Doctors Be COVID-19 Vaccinated?
A WebMD poll and another from Medscape approach the same COVID-19 vaccination requirement question from different angles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Prediction Tools Fail People of Color Suicide Risk Prediction Tools Fail People of Color
Current models used to predict suicide risk fall short for racialized populations including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Stakeholders Blast Medicare Reporting Changes Stakeholders Blast Medicare Reporting Changes
New rules of the Medicare Shared Savings Program include new reporting methods, broadening of patient sample to all payers; coalition says changes are unfair and counterproductiveMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Expanding Lung Cancer Screening: New Guidelines Expanding Lung Cancer Screening: New Guidelines
Screening only 15% of patients at risk just isn't enough.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

When to Refer Patients With New Memory Loss When to Refer Patients With New Memory Loss
Asking how memory loss affects daily functioning and whether the patient has other symptoms can help determine whether neuropsychological testing is necessary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Higher-Dose Naloxone Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose FDA OKs Higher-Dose Naloxone Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose
Kloxxado delivers 8 mg of naloxone into the nasal cavity, which is twice as much as the 4 mg of naloxone contained in Narcan nasal spray.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 3, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

CBD's Role in Acute Pain Relief Tied to Patient Expectations CBD's Role in Acute Pain Relief Tied to Patient Expectations
Researchers may be close to understanding what role, if any, cannabidiol (CBD) plays in pain control.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Heart Rate Variability a Biomarker of Bipolar Disorder Severity? Heart Rate Variability a Biomarker of Bipolar Disorder Severity?
Patients with more severe bipolar disorder have lower heart rate variability, adding to evidence that HRV is a transdiagnostic marker of mental health, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hispanic Diabetes Patients Receive Less Guideline-Based Care Hispanic Diabetes Patients Receive Less Guideline-Based Care
Hispanic diabetes patients are significantly less likely than Black or White patients to receive preventive guideline-based care soon after diagnosis, based on data from more than 7,000 individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Hope, but No Home Runs: Biomarker Distinction Between MI Types Hope, but No Home Runs: Biomarker Distinction Between MI Types
Several nontroponin assays showed'modest promise'for early differentiation of'demand'type 2 myocardial infarction from the more familiar atherothrombotic type 1 MI in a prospective study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Linked to Novel Epileptic Seizures COVID-19 Linked to Novel Epileptic Seizures
Patients with COVID-19 who have no history of epilepsy may be at risk for novel seizures and subsequent adverse outcomes, including increased mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Wake-Up Call: Short Sleep Tied to Increased Dementia Risk Wake-Up Call: Short Sleep Tied to Increased Dementia Risk
Short sleepers in midlife have an increased risk for dementia, independent of mental health and other factors, highlighting the importance of sleep for brain health, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Veterinarian Helps Perform'Unproven' Human Surgery Veterinarian Helps Perform'Unproven' Human Surgery
University spends millions to resolve multiple knee surgery claims; a hospital is accused of creating false documents; fake plastic surgeon could face real jail time.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fauci: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Decision Expected by Friday Fauci: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Decision Expected by Friday
' A decision almost certainly will be made by Friday,'Fauci said on CBS News'Face the Nation.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Disgraced Doctor Surrenders License After OSU Sex Abuse Scandal Disgraced Doctor Surrenders License After OSU Sex Abuse Scandal
' This is the first person who has been held accountable in this mess,'says Stephen Snyder-Hill, one of numerous students who claimed that Richard Strauss, MD, inappropriately examined and touched him.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Ivermectin or Fluvoxamine for Outpatient Treatment of COVID-19 Ivermectin or Fluvoxamine for Outpatient Treatment of COVID-19
We need effective outpatient therapies for COVID-19. Do either of these repurposed drugs fill the bill?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

AZ COVID Vaccine: Causal Link to Severe Thrombosis Established AZ COVID Vaccine: Causal Link to Severe Thrombosis Established
Two articles giving more details of the mechanism behind the reaction and recommendations on diagnosis/treatment are now published. Medscape talks to experts on how this may affect use of the vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' SlowMo' Therapy Offers'Freedom and Peace' From Paranoia'SlowMo' Therapy Offers'Freedom and Peace' From Paranoia
A blended, digitally supported therapy helps people with paranoia visualize'fast thinking'paranoid thoughts and'slow down'to manage their fears.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Side Effects With AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines? New Side Effects With AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines?
The European Medicines Agency has started a review of safety signals in regard to capillary leak syndrome with the AstraZeneca vaccine and unusual blood clots with Johnson& Johnson's Janssen vaccine.News Alerts (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Cancer Drug Promising for Alzheimer's Disease Cancer Drug Promising for Alzheimer's Disease
In a small phase 2 trial, GM-CSF/sargramostim provided measurable disease-modifying and memory-enhancing benefits in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FAQ: What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids FAQ: What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
Experts address some frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines for the younger population.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Time Is of the Essence: DST Up for Debate Again Time Is of the Essence: DST Up for Debate Again
Seasonal time change is now up for consideration in the U.S. Congress, prompting sleep medicine specialists to weigh in on the health impact of a major policy change.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

National Survey Depicts Hospital Industry Pummeled by COVID-19 National Survey Depicts Hospital Industry Pummeled by COVID-19
Costs up, revenues down as hospitals struggle to cope with pandemic-related challenges, including staff shortages.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

EMA To Convene'Ad Hoc Expert Group' to Discuss AZ COVID-19 Shot EMA To Convene'Ad Hoc Expert Group' to Discuss AZ COVID-19 Shot
The ad hoc group of external experts will meet this coming Monday to aid EMA's safety committee in their ongoing assessment of reported cases of blood clots with the vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

PCOS Equivalent in Men: No Ovaries Required PCOS Equivalent in Men: No Ovaries Required
The concept that there is a male equivalent of polycystic ovary syndrome was first described more than 15 years ago; a new study has further validated the principle using a polygenic risk score.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Tool Offers Comprehensive Assessment of Anhedonia in Teens New Tool Offers Comprehensive Assessment of Anhedonia in Teens
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a tool that measures the three dimensions of anhedonia specifically in teens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Women With PCOS at Increased Risk for COVID-19 Women With PCOS at Increased Risk for COVID-19
Women with PCOS have a significantly increased risk for COVID-19, yet have been'overlooked'so far in the pandemic, say UK experts who warn that they could face further disenfranchisement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EMA: Benefit of AstraZeneca's COVID Vaccine Outweighs Risk, for Now EMA: Benefit of AstraZeneca's COVID Vaccine Outweighs Risk, for Now
As several European Union countries have stopped using AstraZeneca ’'s COVID vaccine because of thromboembolic-event reports, the European Medicines Agency promises to deliver a full assessment on March 18.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lessons From Meghan Markle's Suicidality Disclosure Lessons From Meghan Markle's Suicidality Disclosure
Disclosures from the recent interview can be used to raise awareness and reduce stigma, one expert says, adding that suicidal thoughts require compassion and action.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Novel Therapeutic Target for Depression Identified Novel Therapeutic Target for Depression Identified
Targeting a potassium ion channel in the brain is a promising approach to improving anhedonia in depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A Swing and a Hit? Golf Beneficial in Parkinson's Disease A Swing and a Hit? Golf Beneficial in Parkinson's Disease
Playing golf improves mobility and balance in Parkinson's better than tai chi, the gold standard exercise for improved balance and falls prevention in this patient population, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Semaglutide for Meaningful Weight Loss in Obesity and Diabetes? Semaglutide for Meaningful Weight Loss in Obesity and Diabetes?
"This is by far the best result we had with any weight loss medicine in patients with diabetes," says the senior author of the STEP 2 clinical trial of weekly subcutaneous semaglutide 2.4 mg.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Penicillin Skin Testing Safe During Pregnancy Penicillin Skin Testing Safe During Pregnancy
Fears of untoward events after skin testing or oral challenges for penicillin allergy in pregnant women appear to be unfounded.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

AF Screening in Asymptomatic Older Individuals Shows Promise AF Screening in Asymptomatic Older Individuals Shows Promise
Use of a wearable continuous ECG monitor was well tolerated and increased AF detection tenfold compared to standard care in the randomized SCREEN-AF trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Gout Guidelines: Primary Care Pointers New Gout Guidelines: Primary Care Pointers
Dr Neil Skolnik highlights new evidence-based gout management recommendations.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Older, Heavier People May Be'Superspreaders' of COVID-19 Older, Heavier People May Be'Superspreaders' of COVID-19
Study finds that older age and higher BMI increase the likelihood of spreading the SARS-CoV-2 virus; authors say that a nasal mist product could potentially reduce the number of exhaled viral particles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception
In committee hearing, the surgeon general and assistant health secretary nominees vow to attack COVID-19, as well as mental health and substance use crises.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

ACC Annual Meeting Pivots to All Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Pivots to All Virtual
Organizers had scheduled a hybrid event with virtual and in-person sessions but the inability to bring the pandemic to heel forced a change in plans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Why I've Changed My Approach to Mammography in Older Women Why I've Changed My Approach to Mammography in Older Women
Kenny Lin considers the likelihood of benefit, considering life expectancy, before ordering a mammogram for screening or surveillance in older women.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

How Does an Emotionally Drained Workforce Move On Post Pandemic? How Does an Emotionally Drained Workforce Move On Post Pandemic?
The psychiatric community is now facing"triple challenges" tied to COVID-19, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How to Negotiate Your Nurse Practitioner Contract How to Negotiate Your Nurse Practitioner Contract
Know the pitfalls before you sign on the dotted line.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

New Data Boost Calls for Single COVID-19 Vaccine Dose New Data Boost Calls for Single COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
New calculations that put single-dose efficacy of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine over 90% fortify support for temporarily giving one mRNA shot instead of two. Not all experts are convinced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Statins Linked to Reduced Postop Adhesions, Bowel Obstruction Statins Linked to Reduced Postop Adhesions, Bowel Obstruction
Statin use at the time of intra-abdominal surgery was associated with a lower risk for adhesion-related complications and bowel obstruction in this observational study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news