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' No' to Ovarian Cancer Screening: Harms Outweigh Benefits'No' to Ovarian Cancer Screening: Harms Outweigh Benefits
Women who are not at high risk of developing ovarian cancer should not undergo routine screening, as it will not improve survival but may increase surgical complications, say US experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medicine Teams With Young Artists to Shift Diabetes Message Medicine Teams With Young Artists to Shift Diabetes Message
Video poems aim to show teenagers the systemic reasons type 2 diabetes has infiltrated their families and hope to ignite their social justice energy to reverse the disease trajectory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

National Data Show Depression's Heavy Toll National Data Show Depression's Heavy Toll
New federal data show depression is common in US adults and exacts a high toll on work, home, and social activities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Physician Trust' Tied to PSA Testing'Physician Trust' Tied to PSA Testing
In the era of shared decision making, a patient's trust in a physician plays a strong role in a controversial choice, such as PSA screening, a new study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Avoid These Antibiotics in the First Trimester of Pregnancy Avoid These Antibiotics in the First Trimester of Pregnancy
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study of antibiotics prescribed to pregnant women with urinary tract infections.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Marijuana May Raise, Not Reduce, Risk for Opioid Use Disorder Marijuana May Raise, Not Reduce, Risk for Opioid Use Disorder
A new study calls into question the assumption that broader public use of marijuana may lead to a reduction in prescription opioid abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Is It Influenza or Adenovirus? Is It Influenza or Adenovirus?
Some cases among the ongoing influenza-like illness outbreaks in the United States may be not caused by influenza virus but by a human adenovirus type 4 variant usually found in military settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Harassment From Patients Prevalent, Poll Shows Harassment From Patients Prevalent, Poll Shows
Harassment is more frequent against nurses than doctors, but doctors get more inappropriate communication from patients. Almost all male nurses say they have been threatened with physical violence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older CHMP Backs Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older
The European Medicines Agency's CHMP voted to grant marketing authorization for the Shingrix vaccine to prevent herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

ACA Cut Out-of-Pocket Spending, Not Premiums ACA Cut Out-of-Pocket Spending, Not Premiums
Decreases in out-of-pocket spending were greatest for those whose incomes were lowest in a study of more than 83,000 people, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

CMS Opens Path for Medicaid Work Requirements With Waivers CMS Opens Path for Medicaid Work Requirements With Waivers
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new guidance today for states to add employment-related requirements to Medicaid through demonstration projects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

The Effects of Antihypertensive Meds on Microcirculation The Effects of Antihypertensive Meds on Microcirculation
Dr Alan Jacobs reports on a recent study suggesting that antihypertensive therapy might not return microcirculation to normal.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Patient Taking Biotin? Be Sure to Ask if Ordering Tests Patient Taking Biotin? Be Sure to Ask if Ordering Tests
A recent safety report from the FDA warns about this vitamin's possible interference with lab tests.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Modifiable Factors May Explain Higher Risk of Diabetes in Blacks Modifiable Factors May Explain Higher Risk of Diabetes in Blacks
' Prevention efforts that address racial inequalities in ... educational attainment and income may be one strategy to reduce racial disparities in diabetes risk,'researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Higher CV Death in Women Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Higher CV Death in Women
This is further evidence that RLS can have major clinical implications and needs to be taken seriously, the authors of a new study say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Will Pig Organs Be Used for Transplants? Will Pig Organs Be Used for Transplants?
Immunosuppression and the fear of transmitting diseases that animals have to people have impeded pig organ transplants in humans. Will new scientific advances enable pig organ transplants?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Palliative Care Is About the Life That's Left, Not the End of Life Palliative Care Is About the Life That's Left, Not the End of Life
Palliative care is not synonymous with hospice and differences between the two are commonly misunderstood. Dr Cassoobhoy discusses the nuances of palliative care medicine with experts in the field.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

From Obese Kid to Practicing Physician: An MD ’ s Personal Story From Obese Kid to Practicing Physician: An MD ’ s Personal Story
Dr Paul Grewal shares his story of his battle against obesity and how he uses his personal struggle to support his patients with obesity and diabetes.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Sen McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill Sen McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill
Like many medical societies and other healthcare groups, the senator said he couldn't vote yes for the bill without seeing a CBO report on how it would affect healthcare coverage and insurance premiums.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Fat but Fit: Myth Challenged Fat but Fit: Myth Challenged
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Approves Delafloxacin (Baxdela) for Skin Infections FDA Approves Delafloxacin (Baxdela) for Skin Infections
The new antibiotic works against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including MRSA.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Cases in Tonsil Disease: From the Routine to the Serious Cases in Tonsil Disease: From the Routine to the Serious
Three short cases illustrate the key points of evidence-based diagnosis and management of tonsillitis and related concerns.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Should Patients Get a Money-Back Guarantee? Should Patients Get a Money-Back Guarantee?
It's been suggested that health clinics offer rebates to patients who are unhappy with care and amenities, such as office wait times and unappetizing meals. That suggestion infuriates physicians.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Aspirin to Prevent Cancer: What to Tell Patients Aspirin to Prevent Cancer: What to Tell Patients
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's most important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Drugs That Could Give Your Patients a Dangerous High Drugs That Could Give Your Patients a Dangerous High
What are some of the synthetic drugs that people are using?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: Mid-Fifties and Feeling Faint ECG Challenge: Mid-Fifties and Feeling Faint
A middle-aged man presents to the ED with lightheadedness and shortness of breath. What does his ECG reveal?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Morning Report: Vitamin D: When Is Enough? Morning Report: Vitamin D: When Is Enough?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Morning Report: Marijuana, Asthma, and Hypertension Morning Report: Marijuana, Asthma, and Hypertension
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news: the harms and benefits of marijuana, unconfirmed asthma diagnoses, and updated hypertension guidelines.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Is Global Warming a Greater Threat to Health Than Nuclear War? Is Global Warming a Greater Threat to Health Than Nuclear War?
How will global warming kill billions, and how soon will it happen?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Morning Report: Psych Meds, Female vs Male Docs, Silent MIs Morning Report: Psych Meds, Female vs Male Docs, Silent MIs
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news, including long-term use of psych meds, patient outcomes for female vs male physicians, and pain tolerance in silent MI.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Report: Demand for Hospitalists Continues to Outpace Supply Report: Demand for Hospitalists Continues to Outpace Supply
The'State of Hospital Medicine'report from the Society Hospital Medicine notes a 9% increase in compensation since 2014.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Morning Report: Aspirin & CVD, PPIs & Stroke, Magic Mushrooms Morning Report: Aspirin & CVD, PPIs & Stroke, Magic Mushrooms
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news, including aspirin to prevent CVD in type 2 diabetes, another risk from PPIs, and a novel use for magic mushrooms.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Recall of Cantrell, Tri-Coast Drugs for Sterility Concerns Recall of Cantrell, Tri-Coast Drugs for Sterility Concerns
Concerns about lack of sterility have led Cantrell Drug Company and Tri-Coast Pharmacy to recall numerous lots of drug products used for various indications.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Morning Report: CRC Screening, Alcohol & Women, Calcium & CVD Morning Report: CRC Screening, Alcohol & Women, Calcium & CVD
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news, including FIT testing to screen for colorectal cancer, alcohol use in women, and calcium supplementation and CVD.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 4, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Morning Report: Antidepressants, Menopause, Post-meal Walks Morning Report: Antidepressants, Menopause, Post-meal Walks
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of the week's most important medical news: antidepressants and sleep, relief of symptoms years after menopause onset, and glucose-lowering after-meal walks.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 28, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

The Biology Behind'Psychosomatic' Illness The Biology Behind'Psychosomatic' Illness
Could recent findings help explain how so-called psychosomatic conditions arise and suggest treatment targets for a variety of disorders?Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 10, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Arefa MD's Morning Report: Vitamin D, Statin Intensity, Gallstones Arefa MD's Morning Report: Vitamin D, Statin Intensity, Gallstones
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news, including vitamin D use in asthma, high-intensity statins, and the link between gallstones and heart disease.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 16, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Top Medical Leaders Debate Nation's Public Health Progress Top Medical Leaders Debate Nation's Public Health Progress
The speakers shared views on Zika, disease prevention, funding for emergency outbreaks, social determinants of health, and FDA priorities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Arefa MD's Morning Report: ED Drugs, Protein, Flossing, Corneal Abrasions Arefa MD's Morning Report: ED Drugs, Protein, Flossing, Corneal Abrasions
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy provides a 5-minute rundown of this week ’ s key medical news.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Is Physician Autonomy Dead?Is Physician Autonomy Dead?
In a recent survey, we asked readers for their opinions on disobeying the plethora of external mandates and regulations that are an increasing part of medical practice. Here is what you told us. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Internal Medicine: Highlights From #IM2016 and #SGIM2016Internal Medicine: Highlights From #IM2016 and #SGIM2016
A summary of what those attending these two important internal medicine meetings thought important enough to share. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

America, We Have a Problem: Solving the Opioid Overdose EpidemicAmerica, We Have a Problem: Solving the Opioid Overdose Epidemic
The opioid overdose epidemic is not just a medical issue but is also a social problem. Dr Cahana discusses how clinicians can best address it from an interpersonal perspective. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 3, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

FDA OKs Linagliptin/Metformin Combo for Type 2 DiabetesFDA OKs Linagliptin/Metformin Combo for Type 2 Diabetes
Approval is for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes as adjunct to diet and exercise. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 31, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Should Physicians Disobey?Should Physicians Disobey?
Can disobedience become a strategy to overcome the growing number of non-evidence-based mandates from executives of insurance companies and government? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 20, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Doctor-Workers: Unite! Doctor-Workers: Unite!
The proletarianization of the medical profession led this doctor to an act of disobedience. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 20, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

What Is the Current Value of Fitness Trackers?What Is the Current Value of Fitness Trackers?
Dr Greg Weidner suggests that urging patients to use wearable health trackers could motivate them to better health because it's a social activity. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 19, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Hemophilia Products Do Not Raise Antibody Risk, Says EMAHemophilia Products Do Not Raise Antibody Risk, Says EMA
The evidence does not indicate that two recombinant factor VIII products from Bayer increase the risk for inhibitors that render treatment ineffective, EU regulators said in a meta-analysis. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 13, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Obamacare: Retain, Revise, Repeal, or Replace? Part 3Obamacare: Retain, Revise, Repeal, or Replace? Part 3
How did 2010's Affordable Care Act differ from previous attempts at healthcare reform? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 2, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

CMS Reveals Successor for Meaningful Use ProgramCMS Reveals Successor for Meaningful Use Program
It will have fewer measures, more flexibility; physicians will no longer have to meet every requirement. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

'Disturbing' Disparity in Use of Key Breast Cancer Drug'Disturbing' Disparity in Use of Key Breast Cancer Drug
A study indicates that black patients with HER2+ breast cancer are 25% less likely to receive trastuzumab than are white patients--an underuse that may affect outcomes, reports Dr Lidia Schapira. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 25, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology Viewpoint Source Type: news