Congress Passes Right-to-Try Bill Congress Passes Right-to-Try Bill
ASCO, NCCN, and other medical groups remain opposed to the legislation passed by the House today, citing potential harms to patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Detect Diabetes Sooner With Expanded Criteria Detect Diabetes Sooner With Expanded Criteria
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that the current screening criteria are missing many patients with prediabetes or diabetes.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

New Enzyme Inhibitor May Stop Common Cold New Enzyme Inhibitor May Stop Common Cold
Rhinoviruses and other picornaviruses need a human enzyme to manufacture their protein coat; a new small-molecule inhibitor blocks the enzyme and could be used one day to treat the common cold.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trump Unveils'American Patients First' Plan to Lower Drug Costs Trump Unveils'American Patients First' Plan to Lower Drug Costs
Trump offers an optimistic take in a speech about how soon Americans might see changes in their drugstore bills. The HHS secretary followed with a more cautious outlook on the expected timing of changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

EMA Panel Recommends Once-Daily HIV-1 Treatment Biktarvy EMA Panel Recommends Once-Daily HIV-1 Treatment Biktarvy
EMA panel recommends marketing authorization for a once-daily HIV-1 combo containing bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news

Sufentanil Hybrid Gets Nod in EU for Moderate to Severe Pain Sufentanil Hybrid Gets Nod in EU for Moderate to Severe Pain
The new product, Dzuveo, is similar to another sufentanil-containing pain reliever that has been available in the European Union since 1978.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Blood Test IDs High-Risk Patients Before TB Onset Blood Test IDs High-Risk Patients Before TB Onset
A new blood test can predict active TB 2 years before onset; more work is needed to develop point-of-care technology to use the test in resource-poor settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

DKA Hospitalization Is on the Rise, Mortality Declining DKA Hospitalization Is on the Rise, Mortality Declining
After a period of decline, hospitalization for diabetic ketoacidosis increased in recent years, especially among younger patients, yet in-hospital DKA mortality continued to decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Low T3 Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Low T3 Syndrome
Findings suggest that people with the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome may be in a hypometabolic state.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

High Cholesterol Tied to Lower Cognitive Decline in Old Age High Cholesterol Tied to Lower Cognitive Decline in Old Age
High cholesterol in midlife is usually associated with poor cognitive outcomes, but new research suggests that in old age, it may protect cognition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Reveals the Impact of Untreated Depression Brain Imaging Reveals the Impact of Untreated Depression
Higher concentrations of a marker of inflammation in three regions of the brain suggest unteated major depression, particularly when such concentrations persist for longer than 10 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Back to the Future: Reproductive Health Is Focus of 100th ENDO Back to the Future: Reproductive Health Is Focus of 100th ENDO
The Endocrine Society's 2018 meeting will feature many sessions addressing aspects of reproductive health including two new guidelines and late-breaking abstracts on adrenal disease and diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Two Docs Accused in $250M Gastric Band Insurance Scam Two Docs Accused in $250M Gastric Band Insurance Scam
The alleged scheme included forcing patients to have unneeded assessments, falsifying tests to justify bariatric surgeries, and duping payers and patients. If convicted, they could face decades in prison.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Suicidal Thoughts Linked to Low Blood Pressure Suicidal Thoughts Linked to Low Blood Pressure
Low blood pressure may increase the risk for suicidal ideation, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

It's a Draw! Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diets Equally Good, Finds Study It's a Draw! Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diets Equally Good, Finds Study
A healthy low-fat or healthy low-carb diet did not'fit'a person better, or lead to greater 1-year weight loss if it'matched'their genotype pattern or insulin secretion, contrary to preliminary studies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' 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