Anticoagulation in Advanced Dementia Needs'Rational Strategy'Anticoagulation in Advanced Dementia Needs'Rational Strategy '
A new study has highlighted the need for more information on the net clinical benefit of anticoagulation treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation and advanced dementia at the end of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CVS Offers COVID-19 Vaccines Nationwide for Ages 12-15 CVS Offers COVID-19 Vaccines Nationwide for Ages 12-15
CVS Health is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to ages 12-15 years at more than 5600 loca-tions across the country, the company announced on Wednesday.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Are More Non-MDs Trying to Compete With Docs? Are More Non-MDs Trying to Compete With Docs?
Naturopaths are licensed in 22 states, and in seven states, they can call themselves"physician." Is their field of practice gaining ground?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Third-Generation Quinolones May Be Safer for Tendons Third-Generation Quinolones May Be Safer for Tendons
Third-generation fluoroquinolones may not pose the same risk to tendon health as earlier-generation agents, the findings of a new study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

' Calcium Imbalance' Linked to Bipolar Severity'Calcium Imbalance' Linked to Bipolar Severity
Calcium homeostasis, rather than just serum vitamin D levels, is linked to adverse outcomes in bipolar disorder, with parathyroid hormone a promising marker of severity, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Possible Obesity Effect Detected in Cancer Death Rates Possible Obesity Effect Detected in Cancer Death Rates
The obesity epidemic in the United States may be slowing improvements in cancer mortality, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Structural Racism Tied to Psychosis Risk in People of Color Structural Racism Tied to Psychosis Risk in People of Color
Social and economic disparities are linked to a significantly increased risk for psychosis in racialized communities, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Heart Retrieval Technique May Boost Organs for Transplant by 20% Heart Retrieval Technique May Boost Organs for Transplant by 20%
Pilot data on eight heart transplants using cardiopulmonary bypass for immediate regional reperfusion and cardiac unloading show the approach is feasible; if confirmed, it could increase the organ pool by 20%.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Prediction Tools Fail Racialized Patients Suicide Risk Prediction Tools Fail Racialized Patients
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 Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Would You Get a Vaccine Passport to Travel? Would You Get a Vaccine Passport to Travel?
Individuals may soon face choices about whether to get such proof of vaccination to travel or participate in certain events.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Formal Geriatric Assessment Should Be Routine Formal Geriatric Assessment Should Be Routine
As the number of elderly patients with cancer continues to rise, primary care providers and community oncologists need to incorporate formal geriatric assessment into routine practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Medicare, Not AMA, Should Set Values for Primary Care Pay Medicare, Not AMA, Should Set Values for Primary Care Pay
An influential federal commission's wide-ranging report on primary care suggests that CMS develop its own method for assessing the value of clinicians'services and thus lessen its dependence on the AMA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

More Evidence Burnout Ups Risk for Errors: Critical Care Nurses More Evidence Burnout Ups Risk for Errors: Critical Care Nurses
Culture shift needed to prioritize physical and mental health of nursing clinicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Sex-Specific Concussion Management Urged for Soccer Players Sex-Specific Concussion Management Urged for Soccer Players
Male and female adolescent soccer players show key differences in concussion injuries, underscoring the need for sex-specific approaches to managing injury in the sport.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID Coaching Program Provides'Psychological PPE' for HCPs COVID Coaching Program Provides'Psychological PPE' for HCPs
A novel coaching program provides resilience coaching to help health care workers'keep their heads in the game'during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Parental Attitudes to Kids' Sex Orientation: Unexpected Findings Parental Attitudes to Kids' Sex Orientation: Unexpected Findings
Consistency in parents'attitudes toward their child's sexual orientation, even when they are negative, is an important factor in positive mental health outcomes for gay and lesbian individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 3, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Police Contact Tied to Elevated Anxiety in Young Black Adults Police Contact Tied to Elevated Anxiety in Young Black Adults
Contact with the police is associated with moderately severe levels of anxiety in young Black adults, highlighting the need to screen for exposure to police violence in this patient population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 3, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

CDC: Vaccines Help Keep Elderly Out of Hospitals CDC: Vaccines Help Keep Elderly Out of Hospitals
People older than 65 who are fully vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccines were 94% less likely to be hospitalized than unvaccinated people of the same age group, the CDC says.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Addiction Medication Promising for Chronic, Refractory Pain Addiction Medication Promising for Chronic, Refractory Pain
Used primarily for addiction, low-dose naltrexone may also turn out to be a useful treatment for refractory chronic pain, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Once-Nightly Sodium Oxybate Agent Effective in Narcolepsy Once-Nightly Sodium Oxybate Agent Effective in Narcolepsy
An investigational, once-nightly formulation of sodium oxybate is safe and effective for treating both subjective and objective symptoms of narcolepsy, results from the phase 3 REST-ON trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Physician Support for Open Notes Grows Over Time, With Caveats Physician Support for Open Notes Grows Over Time, With Caveats
Physician support for note sharing increased dramatically over 4 years, a survey shows. Worries about needing extra time were not realized, but more than half still say their notes are less candid.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Heart Failure May Hit COVID Patients, Even Without CVD History Heart Failure May Hit COVID Patients, Even Without CVD History
Even young COVID-19 patients with no history of CVD or cardiovascular risk factors can suddenly develop heart failure, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

An Unorthodox Allergy Clinic Seeks to Disrupt Medicine An Unorthodox Allergy Clinic Seeks to Disrupt Medicine
The SoCal Food Allergy Institute claims stunning results, but absent published research, some experts are skeptical.Undark (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Half of Patients in Hospital for COVID-19 Get Acute Kidney Injury Half of Patients in Hospital for COVID-19 Get Acute Kidney Injury
Reports from two independent European case series further document the high incidence of acute kidney injury among patients hospitalized for COVID-19; lessons can be learned, says expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Pros and Cons of Draft Recs for Prediabetes, Diabetes Screening Pros and Cons of Draft Recs for Prediabetes, Diabetes Screening
The United States Preventive Services Task Force has drafted guidance that calls for screening all asymptomatic adults ages 35 to 70 years who are overweight or obese.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19 Infection Conveys Imperfect Immunity in Young Adults COVID-19 Infection Conveys Imperfect Immunity in Young Adults
US Marine recruits with prior exposure to SARS-CoV-2 remained at some risk for reinfection, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Safety Profile for Novel CGRP Beats Standard of Care Safety Profile for Novel CGRP Beats Standard of Care
The investigative oral chronic migraine therapy atogepant showed fewer side effects than standard of care treatment and a similar hepatic function profile.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Neurology of Long-haul COVID-19 The Neurology of Long-haul COVID-19
Clinical patterns and pathology are beginning to hint at the biology behind persistent neurologic complaints after COVID.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gardening May Weed Out Dementia-Related Apathy Gardening May Weed Out Dementia-Related Apathy
Apathy is one of the most challenging symptoms of dementia. This novel approach uses gardening, plant-based crafts, and cooking to engage patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nondopamine Antipsychotic Shows Clinical Signal in PD Psychosis Nondopamine Antipsychotic Shows Clinical Signal in PD Psychosis
SEP-363856 has shown signals that it may improve psychosis symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease without worsening motor symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Arterial Thromboembolism Risk Varies Across Cancer Types, Ages Arterial Thromboembolism Risk Varies Across Cancer Types, Ages
The incidence varied widely and, like the more well-known complication of cancer-related venous thromboembolism, it carried a poor prognosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

J & J Vaccine: CVST, VITT, and What Physicians Should Do J & J Vaccine: CVST, VITT, and What Physicians Should Do
What to tell patients, what to watch for, what tests to order, and how to manage a potential thrombotic event.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Mohs Surgeons Favor Nicotinamide for Chemoprevention in Survey Mohs Surgeons Favor Nicotinamide for Chemoprevention in Survey
Overall, 76.9% of the respondents said they recommended nicotinamide for preventing keratinocyte carcinomas and 20% said they had recommended nicotinamide to more than 100 patients in the past year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Most Older Patients Choose a Doctor by Convenience, Not Ratings Most Older Patients Choose a Doctor by Convenience, Not Ratings
Many patients aged 50 to 80 years say online ratings are important, but factors such as location and insurance may take priority, according to a survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Revokes Emergency Use of Solo Bamlanivimab for COVID FDA Revokes Emergency Use of Solo Bamlanivimab for COVID
The manufacturer sought the withdrawal, noting that the monoclonal antibody is no longer effective alone against COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

10 Reasons Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Appears Airtight 10 Reasons Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Appears Airtight
' Clear-cut'evidence for airborne transmission of the virus associated with COVID-19 -- and no evidence against it -- suggests it's time to accept the science and focus on policy, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Frieden on CDC Fumbles, Blood Clots, and Fixing Our COVID Approach Frieden on CDC Fumbles, Blood Clots, and Fixing Our COVID Approach
In a conversation with Eric Topol, former CDC director Tom Frieden discusses the agency's response to COVID-19, how the world got lucky in some ways, and his effort to improve global health.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

New Evidence Against Use of Fluoroquinolones in Aortic Disease New Evidence Against Use of Fluoroquinolones in Aortic Disease
In a retrospective cohort study, fluoroquinolone use increased the risk for aortic-related adverse events and death in patients with aortic dissection or aneurysm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antipsychotics Protective Against COVID-19? Antipsychotics Protective Against COVID-19?
Counterintuitively, new research suggests a lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and milder COVID-19 course in patients with serious mental illness who are taking antipsychotics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Lifts In-Person Dispensing Requirement for Mifepristone FDA Lifts In-Person Dispensing Requirement for Mifepristone
The Food and Drug Administration has lifted in-person dispensing requirements for mifepristone when used for medical termination of early pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Adjunctive MDMA Safe, Effective for Severe PTSD Adjunctive MDMA Safe, Effective for Severe PTSD
Severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms may significantly improve after adding MDMA to psychotherapy, results from the phase 3 MAPP1 trial suggest; but treatment context is crucial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FAQ: What to Know About the J & J Vaccine Pause FAQ: What to Know About the J & J Vaccine Pause
After reports of a rare blood clot in people receiving the Johnson& Johnson vaccine, the FDA and CDC have recommended a pause in its use. Here are 6 questions on the what, why, and how of this stoppage.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Mexico Governor Signs Bill to Legalize Recreational Pot New Mexico Governor Signs Bill to Legalize Recreational Pot
The new law mandates child-proof packaging and defers to employers on whether workers can indulge in marijuana.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Is Cutting Salt Ever Harmful? Is Cutting Salt Ever Harmful?
Despite universal recommendations to lower sodium intake, there is a lack of consensus on how low to go and whether cutting salt can ever be harmful.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

Doctor Killed in South Carolina Shooting Doctor Killed in South Carolina Shooting
Authorities are trying to figure out why former NFL player Phillip Adams shot and killed a prominent South Carolina doctor, three of his family members and a repairman before taking his own life.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Skin Reactions to COVID Vaccines Aren't Dangerous, Study Says Skin Reactions to COVID Vaccines Aren't Dangerous, Study Says
The two mRNA COVID vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna can cause some skin reactions, but new research doesn't show a cause for concern.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Telehealth Safe, Effective for Acutely Ill Psychiatric Patients Telehealth Safe, Effective for Acutely Ill Psychiatric Patients
Virtual and in-person partial hospitalization care are equally effective for acutely ill psychiatric patients, with higher adherence and completion rates and lower suicidal ideation in the virtual-care group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Post-COVID Wave Ahead of Death, Disability From Chronic Disease Post-COVID Wave Ahead of Death, Disability From Chronic Disease
The'impending tsunami'of chronic conditions, with cardiometabolic diseases at the crest, demands swift, comprehensive action, one expert says; another sees COVID disruptions as opportunity for change.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dementia Not an Independent Driver of COVID-19 Death Dementia Not an Independent Driver of COVID-19 Death
Despite concerns early in the pandemic that dementia may increase the risk for death in this patient population, new research shows it is not an independent risk factor for increased mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Refugee Docs Forced to Start Over to Practice in US Refugee Docs Forced to Start Over to Practice in US
Gynecologist Faariah Bashir may be part of the solution to the shortage in the healthcare workforce. If she's allowed to be.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news