Dropping Weight Beneficial but Some Effects of Obesity Persist Dropping Weight Beneficial but Some Effects of Obesity Persist
Data from a series of US NHANES surveys show that people with healthy BMIs who report former obesity have a lingering, elevated prevalence of type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The Barcelona Baseline Risk Score May Predict Long-Term MS Course The Barcelona Baseline Risk Score May Predict Long-Term MS Course
Different prognostic variables come together into a single predictive score.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Female Docs Continue to Earn Less Than Male Peers: Survey Female Docs Continue to Earn Less Than Male Peers: Survey
Among all physicians, men earn 35% more than their female counterparts; pay gap among specialists is greater than that in primary care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why Toilet Paper Is the Unofficial Symbol of Anxiety During COVID Why Toilet Paper Is the Unofficial Symbol of Anxiety During COVID
Panic-buying comes from a survival instinct to"run with the herd," a behavior that people can learn to calm, experts say.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hospital Workers Sound Alarm on Rising Violence Hospital Workers Sound Alarm on Rising Violence
Healthcare workers already bore the brunt of workplace violence in the U.S. Now, tensions from an exhausting pandemic are spilling over into hospitals.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven COVID Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven
A jumbled testing system, technician burnout and squirrely spikes in demand are all part of the problem.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chicago Police Union Head Urges Cops to Defy Vaccine Mandate Chicago Police Union Head Urges Cops to Defy Vaccine Mandate
Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara vowed to take Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration to court if it tries to enforce the mandate.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Judge Blocks Vaccination Mandate for California Prisons Judge Blocks Vaccination Mandate for California Prisons
The public health mandate is aimed at heading off another coronavirus outbreak like one that killed 28 inmates and a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison last year.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

D-dimer Unreliable for Ruling Out PE in COVID-19 D-dimer Unreliable for Ruling Out PE in COVID-19
Plasma d-dimer levels to rule out pulmonary embolism in hospitalized COVID-19 patients is not the right assay to use, new research suggests. Most patients already have levels greater than 0.05 μg/mL.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Hospital Visitor Rules: Families Want More Access COVID-19 Hospital Visitor Rules: Families Want More Access
Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Groups Challenge Antitrust Charges Against DaVita Inc, Former CEO Groups Challenge Antitrust Charges Against DaVita Inc, Former CEO
DaVita and former CEO Kent Thiry face federal labor market collusion charges; record Medicare fraud scheme involved kickbacks, bribes from DME suppliers; more.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Staff Education Cuts Psychotropic Drug Use in Long-term Care Staff Education Cuts Psychotropic Drug Use in Long-term Care
A simple caregiver education intervention reduced the use of psychotropic medications and associated drugs costs in long-term care facilities for the elderly, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Rivaroxaban May Lead to Higher GI Bleeding Risk Than Other DOACs Rivaroxaban May Lead to Higher GI Bleeding Risk Than Other DOACs
Rivaroxaban was associated with an increased risk of overall and major gastrointestinal bleeding, compared with apixaban or dabigatran, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Amazon to Allow Employees to Work Remotely Indefinitely Amazon to Allow Employees to Work Remotely Indefinitely
Amazon said it will allow many tech and corporate workers to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they can commute to the office when necessary.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trick-or-Treating Is Safe This Halloween, Fauci Says Trick-or-Treating Is Safe This Halloween, Fauci Says
"Enjoy it.... this is a time that children love," he saidWebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Case Report: Risk for Cerebral Edema, AFCE in Children With COVID Case Report: Risk for Cerebral Edema, AFCE in Children With COVID
' The rapid and devastating clinical course in both of these cases highlights the need for early recognition of a cerebral edema and AFCE as potential complications of COVID-19 in pediatric patients. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Retraining the Brain May Eliminate Chronic Back Pain Retraining the Brain May Eliminate Chronic Back Pain
Psychological therapy that changes patients'beliefs about the causes and threat of pain led to a large reduction in primary chronic back pain in a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

What a Standard Candle Reveals: Inequity in COVID Outcomes What a Standard Candle Reveals: Inequity in COVID Outcomes
Striking disparities in excess death rates during the pandemic can't be blamed on the virus.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Battle for Boosters: A Third Dose for the Immunocompromised Battle for Boosters: A Third Dose for the Immunocompromised
Patients who are immunocompromised don't need a booster; they need a third primary series dose.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Diagnosing Alzheimer's: Which Blood Test Is Best? Diagnosing Alzheimer's: Which Blood Test Is Best?
Blood tests are a promising approach to Alzheimer's disease screening, but new research shows that some tests are more much accurate than others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Greater Portal Use Gives Patients Access, Doctors Headaches Greater Portal Use Gives Patients Access, Doctors Headaches
Patients who are encouraged by their doctors to use portals are more likely to do so, meaning more access for patients and, in some cases, more work for physicians and other healthcare practitioners.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect for NY Healthcare Workers Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect for NY Healthcare Workers
Healthcare workers across New York state awoke to a new reality Tuesday, the day all of them must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to continue to work.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Okays New Oral CGRP Antagonist for Migraine Prevention FDA Okays New Oral CGRP Antagonist for Migraine Prevention
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved atogepant, a novel calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist for the prevention of migraine.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Age, C-Reactive Protein Predict COVID-19 Death in Diabetes Age, C-Reactive Protein Predict COVID-19 Death in Diabetes
Combination predicts more than threefold increased risk of death at 7 days in UK study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

MIND Diet Preserves Cognition, New Data Show MIND Diet Preserves Cognition, New Data Show
Better adherence to the MIND diet can improve memory and thinking skills of older adults, even in the presence of Alzheimer's disease pathology, new data indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hospitals Fear Staffing Shortages as Vaccine Deadlines Loom Hospitals Fear Staffing Shortages as Vaccine Deadlines Loom
' How this is going to play out, we don ’t know,'said California Hospital Association spokesperson Jan Emerson-Shea.'We are concerned about how it will exacerbate an already quite serious staffing problem. 'Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Interpreting the CBC: What's Truly Important? Interpreting the CBC: What's Truly Important?
The Curbsiders dive into common CBC abnormalities and what they mean with hematologist Dr Mary Kwok.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Time-Restricted Eating: An Easy Way to Improve Metabolic Health? Time-Restricted Eating: An Easy Way to Improve Metabolic Health?
' Time-restricted eating is an easy-to-follow, effective dietary strategy [that] can improve sleep and quality of life, and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease,'says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

NY Facing Healthcare Shortages as Vaccine Mandate Starts NY Facing Healthcare Shortages as Vaccine Mandate Starts
Those who are fired because they don't get vaccinated won't be able to receive unemployment insurance without a valid medical exemption, CBS News reported.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Admissions for Diabetic Coma in COVID-19 Differ by Diabetes Type Admissions for Diabetic Coma in COVID-19 Differ by Diabetes Type
Emergency admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis rose during the pandemic among people with type 2 diabetes and those without a prior diabetes diagnosis, but dropped among those with type 1 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Los Angeles County Begins Giving Pfizer Booster Doses Los Angeles County Begins Giving Pfizer Booster Doses
"Starting today, eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster dose at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

United Airlines Says 97% of US Employees Have Been Vaccinated United Airlines Says 97% of US Employees Have Been Vaccinated
The airline said Wednesday that the new figure does not include a “small number” of employees who are seeking a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Florida Makes Quarantine Optional for Exposed Students Florida Makes Quarantine Optional for Exposed Students
Ladapo eliminated previous mandates requiring students to quarantine for at least 4 days off campus if they've been exposed.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NYC Vaccine Mandate for Teachers, Staff to Go Forward NYC Vaccine Mandate for Teachers, Staff to Go Forward
A vaccine mandate for New York City's public school teachers and other staffers can go forward as planned next week, after a state judge on Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Childhood Trauma Linked to Adult Neurologic Disorders Childhood Trauma Linked to Adult Neurologic Disorders
Adverse childhood experiences, including abuse and neglect, are tied to neurologic disorders in adulthood ― as well as to comorbidities, anxiety, and depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

US to Donate 500 Million More Vaccine Doses US to Donate 500 Million More Vaccine Doses
President Joe Biden announced the new pledge during a virtual COVID-19 summit on Wednesday. The plan will increase the US contribution to more than 1 billion doses.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Topical JAK Inhibitor for Atopic Dermatitis FDA Approves First Topical JAK Inhibitor for Atopic Dermatitis
The approval is for the treatment of non-immunocompromised patients aged 12 years and older with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

Survey Identifies Clinicians' Unease With Genetic Testing in PD Survey Identifies Clinicians' Unease With Genetic Testing in PD
Ahead of new guideline development, a survey of Movement Disorders Society members worldwide shows a number of gaps in clinicians'comfort levels with genetic testing in Parkinson's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gut Health'Vitally Important' for Mental Health Gut Health'Vitally Important' for Mental Health
Increased pro-inflammatory gut bacteria and decreased anti-inflammatory bacteria are associated with several major psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New York City to Conduct Weekly COVID-19 Tests in Schools New York City to Conduct Weekly COVID-19 Tests in Schools
The change comes after the first full week of school during which nearly 900 classrooms were fully or partially closed in the city's 1876 schools because of reports of positive COVID-19 cases.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Call for a Move or Boycott of Big Texas Cancer Meeting Call for a Move or Boycott of Big Texas Cancer Meeting
Oncologists are calling for this year's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to be moved out of Texas in response to the state's new abortion law, and a boycott of in-person attendance if no move happens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nurses'At the Breaking Point,' May Quit Due to COVID: Survey Nurses'At the Breaking Point,' May Quit Due to COVID: Survey
A new survey says that the variant surge and vaccine refusal are taking a serious professional toll on critical care nurses today and could have impact on the future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Ticagrelor of Net Clinical Benefit aAfter Stroke, TIA: THALES Ticagrelor of Net Clinical Benefit aAfter Stroke, TIA: THALES
A new analysis of data from the THALES trial separates out the reduction in ischemic events from the increase in bleeding events and shows the benefit outweighs the risk in a ratio of four-to-one.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 18, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Data Show COVID Telehealth Pivot by Patients, Physicians New Data Show COVID Telehealth Pivot by Patients, Physicians
Psychiatrists, dermatologists, urologists, and primary care physicians were among the highest users of teleconferencing for patient visits 6 months after the start of pandemic, according to data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Boost Vitamin D in Blacks Living at High Latitudes, Study Indicates Boost Vitamin D in Blacks Living at High Latitudes, Study Indicates
Those of African-Caribbean descent who reside at higher latitude, lower UVB-exposure regions show vitamin D deficiencies. Supplementation can help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Researchers Warn Young Adults Are at Highest Risk of Obesity Researchers Warn Young Adults Are at Highest Risk of Obesity
Adults aged 18-24 gained the most weight over 10 years compared with older individuals and should be a key target for prevention programs, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A Good Night's Sleep Linked to Lower Arrhythmia Risk A Good Night's Sleep Linked to Lower Arrhythmia Risk
In a study of more than 400,000 people, those who reported generally sleeping through the night had less atrial fibrillation and bradyarrhythmia than those who reported having difficulty sleeping.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Med Boards: Docs Who Spread Misinformation Put License at Risk Med Boards: Docs Who Spread Misinformation Put License at Risk
The American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Pediatrics say board certifications may also be at risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Health Officials Warn Booster Shots May Be Limited Initially US Health Officials Warn Booster Shots May Be Limited Initially
Top federal health officials have told White House officials that the plan to offer COVID-19 booster shots later this month may need to be limited at first.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 4, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Early BP Variability After ICH Predicts Disability Early BP Variability After ICH Predicts Disability
A pooled analysis shows that each 10- mm Hg increase in standard deviation of systolic blood pressure during the first 24 hours after intracerebral hemorrhage is associated with increased disability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news