Changes in Metabolism Tied to Risk of Subsequent Dementia Changes in Metabolism Tied to Risk of Subsequent Dementia
Researchers have identified clusters of blood-based metabolites, molecules produced by cells during metabolism, which appear to predict subsequent dementia risk in new findings that may provide a prevention target.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Minorities Less Comfortable Discussing Sensitive Issues Minorities Less Comfortable Discussing Sensitive Issues
A new WebMD poll shows that members of minority communities are more uneasy about discussing sensitive topics, like race-related issues and sexual orientation, with doctors.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

First Guidance on Use of Controversial Alzheimer's Drug First Guidance on Use of Controversial Alzheimer's Drug
An expert panel provides initial recommendations for the safe and effective use of the controversial anti-amyloid drug aducanumab, as infusions start and clinicians request clarity and advice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Diabetes Duration Linked to Increasing Heart Failure Risk Diabetes Duration Linked to Increasing Heart Failure Risk
The longer a person has diabetes, the greater their risk for also developing heart failure, according to an analysis of nearly 10,000 US adults followed for close to 23 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

In Sickness and in Health: Spouses Can Share Cardiac Event Risk In Sickness and in Health: Spouses Can Share Cardiac Event Risk
A married person's CV history may predict future cardiac events in the spouse, possibly because the two tend to share lifestyle risk factors. But the effect wasn't seen for both men and women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 24, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

More Evidence Ties Hearing Loss to Increased Dementia Risk More Evidence Ties Hearing Loss to Increased Dementia Risk
An impaired ability to hear speech in a noisy environment is linked to a significantly increased risk for subsequent dementia, a large population-based study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Common Parasite Now Tied to Impaired Cognitive Function Common Parasite Now Tied to Impaired Cognitive Function
Previous research has linked toxoplasmosis to psychiatric conditions. This latest study suggests that the infection may also have a negative impact on cognition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Docs' Growing Concern at PAs Becoming'Physician Associates'Docs' Growing Concern at PAs Becoming'Physician Associates '
The name change from physician assistant to physician associate has many potential ramifications that could change the nature and scope of professional relationships.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How Often Should You Check Bone Mineral Density? How Often Should You Check Bone Mineral Density?
Osteopenia has a new name, and we're probably doing too many DEXA scans. Get up-to-date with The Curbsiders.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

New Treatment Option for Restless Legs? New Treatment Option for Restless Legs?
Dipyridamole shows promise for restless legs syndrome, reducing symptoms and improving sleep. It potentially offers new treatment option, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AHS Releases Updated Guidance on New Migraine Treatments AHS Releases Updated Guidance on New Migraine Treatments
An updated consensus statement from the American Headache Society offers detailed recommendations on the use of novel acute and preventive treatments in adults with migraine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks
With the Tokyo Olympic Games just days away, COVID-19 has joined the long list of potential health risks to the world's top athletes.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Get Control of Glucose Fast, in Early Diabetes, for Best Outcomes Get Control of Glucose Fast, in Early Diabetes, for Best Outcomes
Aim for good glucose control immediately after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, and for as long as possible, to benefit from a'legacy'of lower risk of myocardial infarction and better survival.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gender Pay Gap Most Pronounced in Procedural Specialties Gender Pay Gap Most Pronounced in Procedural Specialties
Among academic internal medicine physicians, differences in salary are most obvious in procedural specialties in which there are fewer women, such as cardiology, survey data indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Most US Adults 50 and Older Report Good Health: Survey Most US Adults 50 and Older Report Good Health: Survey
Responses show a strong overall preference for aging in place. However, healthcare costs were a bigger concern than losing a spouse.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

CDC and Pfizer at Odds Over Need for COVID-19 Booster Shots CDC and Pfizer at Odds Over Need for COVID-19 Booster Shots
Who should decide the need for booster shots at this point in the pandemic?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Digital Diabetes Coaching Systems: Too Expensive or Worthwhile? Digital Diabetes Coaching Systems: Too Expensive or Worthwhile?
Digital coaching can reduce costs of care for patients with type 2 diabetes, says one expert. But evidence is weak and money could be better spent improving healthcare access, her opponent believes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 5, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Costs Watched as Medicaid Managed Care Begins in N. Carolina Costs Watched as Medicaid Managed Care Begins in N. Carolina
After 6 years of preparations and delays, most of North Carolina's Medicaid recipients switched over to managed care.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Guiding Vaccinated Patients Through to the'New Normal'COVID-19: Guiding Vaccinated Patients Through to the'New Normal '
Encourage vaccinated patients to get back to their prepandemic lives ― to the extent that they feel comfortable doing so, Eva Ritvo, MD, notes.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Long-Haul COVID Brings Long Road to Recovery Long-Haul COVID Brings Long Road to Recovery
Some people with COVID-19 are having symptoms for more than 4 weeks after infection. In some cases, they start to feel better and then have a setback. Here's what we know.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Massive Bill Aims to Keep US Innovation Ahead of China's Massive Bill Aims to Keep US Innovation Ahead of China's
The budget of the National Science Foundation (NSF) could double over the next 5 years if a massive funding bill that passed with bipartisan support in the Senate this month also passes in the House.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

' Smart Bed' May Detect, Track COVID-19 Symptoms'Smart Bed' May Detect, Track COVID-19 Symptoms
Using biometric data, a"smart bed" was able to detect digital biomarkers of worsening COVID-19 symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19 –Related Myopathy a Postinfectious Phenomenon? COVID-19 –Related Myopathy a Postinfectious Phenomenon?
Postinfectious myopathy related to SARS-CoV-2 infection may help explain the muscle problems experienced by some patients with long-COVID.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sleep a Biological Necessity, Essential for Health, AASM Says Sleep a Biological Necessity, Essential for Health, AASM Says
A new AASM position statement highlights the significant need for greater emphasis on sleep health in public health promotion, clinical practice, and inpatient and long-term care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Time-Restricted Eating Is'Promising, But More Data Are Needed'Time-Restricted Eating Is'Promising, But More Data Are Needed '
' I think time-restricted eating is promising because of its simple message and noted weight loss benefit, yet more data are needed,'said an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 26, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Antihypertensives Crossing Blood-Brain Barrier Improves Memory Antihypertensives Crossing Blood-Brain Barrier Improves Memory
Antihypertensive medications that cross the blood-brain barrier may be linked with less memory decline, compared with other drugs for high blood pressure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Walter Isaacson on CRISPR and the People Behind the Revolution Walter Isaacson on CRISPR and the People Behind the Revolution
Talking with Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese, Walter Isaacson describes the stories behind his latest book,'The Codebreaker,'including how he contrived a Zoom meeting between key players who'd drifted apart.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
The court voted 7-2 to block the GOP-led suit saying the plaintiffs did not have the right to bring the case. Justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito were the lone dissenters.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Dementia Made Simple Dementia Made Simple
From simple subtyping to ground rules for patient visits, The Curbsiders share expert tips from geriatrician Dr Josh Uy.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19 Tied to Spike in Suspected Suicide Attempts by Girls COVID-19 Tied to Spike in Suspected Suicide Attempts by Girls
New data suggest more severe pandemic distress among adolescent girls, reinforcing the need for increased attention and prevention for this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

EMA Says Sinus Bradycardia a Possible Risk With Remdesivir EMA Says Sinus Bradycardia a Possible Risk With Remdesivir
A causal relationship between COVID-19 treatment with remdesivir and sinus bradycardia is'at least a reasonable possibility,'the EMA's safety committee has concluded.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Biden's Real Moonshot to Prevent Cancer Biden's Real Moonshot to Prevent Cancer
Dr George Lundberg argues that we can cut cancer mortality rates by 40% with better prevention, but we shouldn't exclude the elderly.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Many Migraine Patients Not Offered Preventive Treatment Many Migraine Patients Not Offered Preventive Treatment
Few patients with migraine receive or are offered preventive therapy, leaving a significant treatment gap in this patient population, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Aerobic Training Boosts the Power of Antihypertensive Drugs Aerobic Training Boosts the Power of Antihypertensive Drugs
Adding aerobic exercise to antihypertensive medication produced a greater reduction in blood pressure than medication alone in people with high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

History of Falls Should Guide Exercise Prescription for Seniors History of Falls Should Guide Exercise Prescription for Seniors
A past fall predicts a future fall, and clinicians should take into account such a history when prescribing an exercise regimen for their older patients, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

' Remarkable' Response to Diabetes Drug for Bipolar Depression'Remarkable' Response to Diabetes Drug for Bipolar Depression
Patients with treatment-resistant bipolar depression with insulin resistance showed marked improvement in depressive symptoms after their insulin-resistance was mitigated by treatment with metformin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Time to Deprescribe? Some Reasons May Be Nonstarters Time to Deprescribe? Some Reasons May Be Nonstarters
Concerns about side effects may motivate older patients to stop medications, whereas other reasons may be less convincing, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ags 2021 ags 2021
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AGS 2021Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Do Anti-ApoA-1 Antibodies Link Fatty Liver Disease and CVD? Do Anti-ApoA-1 Antibodies Link Fatty Liver Disease and CVD?
Anti-ApoA-1 antibodies appear to be common in patients with NAFLD and may drive both fat deposits and pro-inflammatory effects in liver cells, although it remains to be seen whether they can be targeted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' A Better Picture': First AACE Guidelines on Diabetes Technology'A Better Picture': First AACE Guidelines on Diabetes Technology
New document summarizes current knowledge on insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, automated insulin delivery systems,'smart'pens, telemedicine, apps, and implementation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 31, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Thyroid Assessment Tool, TNAPP, Eases Nodule Evaluation New Thyroid Assessment Tool, TNAPP, Eases Nodule Evaluation
The interactive, algorithmic tool sources guidelines, new data in making recommendations for thyroid nodule assessment. Once properly validated, it could be used in a wide array of clinical settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

OSA: Heart Rate Change May Signal CPAP Benefit OSA: Heart Rate Change May Signal CPAP Benefit
Some nonsleepy patients with coronary artery disease and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may receive cardiovascular benefit from continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Tezepelumab Reduces Serious Exacerbations In Severe Asthma Tezepelumab Reduces Serious Exacerbations In Severe Asthma
Results from the NAVIGATOR study showed that treatment of adults and adolescents with severe, uncontrolled asthma led to a large reduction in exacerbations requiring hospital stays and ED visits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Endorses Teplizumab for Delaying Type 1 Diabetes FDA Panel Endorses Teplizumab for Delaying Type 1 Diabetes
Advisory committee members cite unmet need and efficacy of this potentially'paradigm-shifting'therapy, but voice concerns about limited data and long-term safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to COVID-19 Risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to COVID-19 Risk
Greater severity of obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, and positive airway pressure treatment may counter that risk, according to a retrospective analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Psychiatric Fallout From Long-COVID: How to Prepare Psychiatric Fallout From Long-COVID: How to Prepare
As mounting evidence points to a significant psychiatric component of COVID-19, experts are concerned about an influx of survivors presenting with persistent mental health problems and how best to prepare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Water-Soluble Vitamin D: Better for Those With Malabsorption? Water-Soluble Vitamin D: Better for Those With Malabsorption?
Calcifediol, a new oral formulation of vitamin D3, is better absorbed by people with obesity or malabsorption than standard vitamin D3, according to a small pilot study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Can You Explain'Relative Risk' in COVID-19? Can You Explain'Relative Risk' in COVID-19?
Our risk-communication toolkit is often too generic for individual decision-making.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Column Source Type: news

Senators Want to Make Pandemic Telehealth Changes Permanent Senators Want to Make Pandemic Telehealth Changes Permanent
Maine's senators are joining a push to make the use of telehealth easier as the country moves beyond the coronavirus pandemic.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

New Guidance for Those Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 New Guidance for Those Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
When truly following these guidelines, many social situations in both the public and private setting should still include both masking and social distancing.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news