Allergist/Immunologist Earnings Took a Hit in 2020 Allergist/Immunologist Earnings Took a Hit in 2020
Compensation for allergists and immunologists took a greater hit in 2020 because of COVID-19 than it did for other physicians; some believe normal levels may not return 2 to 3 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Ophthalmologists' Earnings Weathered 2020 Relatively Well Ophthalmologists' Earnings Weathered 2020 Relatively Well
Despite substantial practice changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, compensation stayed steady.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The Supreme Court Takes a Major Abortion Case The Supreme Court Takes a Major Abortion Case
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide a major abortion case that could dramatically alter decades of rulings on abortion rights and eventually lead to dramatic restrictions on abortion access.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Less Ambulatory Care Occurred Than Expected in Pandemic Less Ambulatory Care Occurred Than Expected in Pandemic
Ambulatory care utilization fell to below expected levels during the pandemic, seriously disrupting ambulatory care and endangering population health, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Pediatricians' Income Largely Stable in Pandemic Pediatricians' Income Largely Stable in Pandemic
The average income for pediatricians did not vary greatly from 2019 to 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Medscape Pediatrician Compensation Report 2021.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Half of Anesthesiologists See Drop in Compensation Half of Anesthesiologists See Drop in Compensation
A Medscape survey shows anesthesiologists spend the least amount of time on administrative tasks among 29 specialties.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Plastic Surgeons Had Top Pay and Largest Bump in Pandemic Plastic Surgeons Had Top Pay and Largest Bump in Pandemic
That may be partly a result of patients working from home and being able to hide their recovery. Plastic surgeons'compensation grew 10% to $526,000.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Race, Socioeconomics: Barriers to Migraine Care Race, Socioeconomics: Barriers to Migraine Care
Race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status can hinder and delay patient access to migraine treatment and result in poorer outcomes, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ob/Gyn Pay Slightly During Pandemic, Survey Finds Ob/Gyn Pay Slightly During Pandemic, Survey Finds
Although 45% of ob/gyns reported some decline in compensation during the pandemic, they earned more income in 2020 than in 2019, according to the 2021 Medscape Ob/Gyn Compensation Report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

ACC Survey: COVID Slams Already Weary CV Workforce ACC Survey: COVID Slams Already Weary CV Workforce
Data show burnout rates nearly doubled amid the pandemic and put a spotlight on the importance of leadership from healthcare organizations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Update in Hospital Medicine Relays Important Findings Update in Hospital Medicine Relays Important Findings
Two panelists highlighted the year of research in areas most relevant and important to hospital medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Survey Shows Latinos Are the Most Eager to Get Vaccinated Survey Shows Latinos Are the Most Eager to Get Vaccinated
Unvaccinated Hispanics are almost twice as likely as unvaccinated Blacks or whites to want a COVID vaccination. But many face a variety of access problems, ranging from fear to time squeeze.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

GI and Liver Diseases Linked to Alcohol Spiked During Pandemic GI and Liver Diseases Linked to Alcohol Spiked During Pandemic
Researchers compared the rates of liver and GI diseases related to drinking alcohol during and before the COVID-19 pandemic, with surprising results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Internists' Patient Visits Rebound to Near Pre-COVID Norms Internists' Patient Visits Rebound to Near Pre-COVID Norms
Pay, which was down slightly this year to $248,000, continues to rank near the low end of the physician scale, and only 52% of internists say they are fairly compensated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

EPO Treatment for Anemia Ups Fracture Risk in Dialysis EPO Treatment for Anemia Ups Fracture Risk in Dialysis
The use of ESAs to treat anemia in patients on dialysis increases hip fracture risk, and the higher the dose, the greater the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Journal Obliges Authors and Yank Ketamine Study Journal Obliges Authors and Yank Ketamine Study
The top editor said that the notice should have said more, but it"slipped through the cracks."Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

No Advantage for FFR-Guided Complete Revascularization in STEMI No Advantage for FFR-Guided Complete Revascularization in STEMI
For STEMI patients receiving complete revascularization, PCI guided by fractional flow reserve did not result in significantly lower risk of death or events vs angiographic guidance in FLOWER-MI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

PARADISE-MI: Sacubitril/Valsartan Can ’t Beat Ramipril in Acute MI PARADISE-MI: Sacubitril/Valsartan Can ’t Beat Ramipril in Acute MI
Sacubitril/valsartan came suggestively close to showing efficacy for preventing cardiovascular death or heart failure events in patients with acute MI but no history of heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

e-Cigarettes Linked to Wheeze, Shortness of Breath e-Cigarettes Linked to Wheeze, Shortness of Breath
Breathing issues were self-reported by adolescents and young adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Docs Question Chiropractic Approach Called'Quantum Neurology'Docs Question Chiropractic Approach Called'Quantum Neurology '
"Quantum neurology" is an example of the type of alleged pseudoscience that is popular among patients. Although ignoring such unproven practices may be tempting, here's what experts say doctors should know.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mentor-Mentee Relationships in Hospital Medicine Mentor-Mentee Relationships in Hospital Medicine
While mentoring is a crucial part of the learning and career process, it is littered with pitfalls.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

New Invention Speeds Up Walking Pace New Invention Speeds Up Walking Pace
Engineers are designing lightweight, torque-controlled ankle supports to help walkers defy their limitations and propel forward faster.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

' We Are Polite': When a Retraction Notice Pulls Punches'We Are Polite': When a Retraction Notice Pulls Punches
Researchers in China have lost a paper on nerve blocks after finding that the work contained'too many'errors to stand, but after it's pretty clear"too many errors" was a euphemism.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Ultraprocessed Food Adversely Impacts Metabolome in Kids Ultraprocessed Food Adversely Impacts Metabolome in Kids
Analysis of molecular changes to the metabolome upon consumption of ultraprocessed foods shows concerning changes in midchildhood and adolescence known to be associated with overweight/obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Transplanted Pancreatic Islets: Are They Drugs or Organs? Transplanted Pancreatic Islets: Are They Drugs or Organs?
A group of experts has called for a switch from classifying pancreatic islets as biological drugs under FDA authority to designation as human organs under the National Organ Transplantation Act.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Which Comes First in Osteoarthritis: The Damage or the Pain? Which Comes First in Osteoarthritis: The Damage or the Pain?
Osteoarthritis experts debate whether pain is the result of joint damage or a cause of it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Insoles or Braces Show Best Pain Relief for Knee OA Insoles or Braces Show Best Pain Relief for Knee OA
Meta-analysis finds low-quality evidence for biochemical interventions but favors combination insoles or braces for knee osteoarthritis (OA).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Online Bullying Tied to an Increased Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Actions Online Bullying Tied to an Increased Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Actions
Adolescents are increasingly vulnerable to cyberbullying because of ongoing COVID-19 social restrictions; enhanced vigilance is required to prevent harmful effects, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Taming the Virus: US Deaths Hit Lowest Level in 10 Months Taming the Virus: US Deaths Hit Lowest Level in 10 Months
The last time US deaths from the pandemic were this low was in early July of last year.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Drug Holiday? Benefits, Risk to Kids With ADHD Drug Holiday? Benefits, Risk to Kids With ADHD
Letting children with ADHD take a weekend or summer break from methylphenidate may lead to several benefits, but experts urge caution when doing so.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Disappointment: Screening for Ovarian Cancer Does Not Cut Deaths Disappointment: Screening for Ovarian Cancer Does Not Cut Deaths
A huge British trial turned out negative: annual screening of healthy women for ovarian cancer did not reduce deaths from this aggressive cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer: Preop Chemoradiotherapy Benefit for 10 Years Esophageal Cancer: Preop Chemoradiotherapy Benefit for 10 Years
Among patients with locally advanced resectable esophageal or junctional cancer, the overall survival benefit conferred by preoperative chemoradiotherapy persists for at least 10 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 Result in More ADHD Cases? Will COVID-19 Result in More ADHD Cases?
While it's possible that residual effects from the COVID pandemic could lead to an eruption in ADHD cases, a recent debate between experts underscored that more data are needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Transplant Recipients Remain Vulnerable to COVID-19 After Vaccination Transplant Recipients Remain Vulnerable to COVID-19 After Vaccination
The antibody response after two doses is improved over one dose, but many transplant recipients remain at risk of COVID-19 infection even after full vaccination.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

55 New Chemicals Found in Pregnant Women, Their Newborns 55 New Chemicals Found in Pregnant Women, Their Newborns
Researchers also found an additional 42'mystery chemicals'in their blood samples. The chemicals are registered for use in commerce but nothing is known about their health effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Adulterants in Street Drugs Tied to Increased COVID Risk Adulterants in Street Drugs Tied to Increased COVID Risk
Street drugs such as heroin and cocaine now contain at least one toxic adulterant, which may cause a drastic drop in white blood cells, leaving drug users more vulnerable to infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Should Courts Weigh In on Medical Treatment? Should Courts Weigh In on Medical Treatment?
A ventilated COVID-19 patient got ivermectin after a court order.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk Recalls Insulin Product Samples in US Novo Nordisk Recalls Insulin Product Samples in US
Nearly 1500 samples of the company's insulins are being voluntarily recalled due to improper storage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Lipid Profile May Predict Conversion to Psychosis Lipid Profile May Predict Conversion to Psychosis
Measuring levels of fatty acids, phospholipids, and sterols in erythrocyte membranes may help predict which ultra-high-risk patients will experience conversion to full psychosis, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Palliative Care in COVID: How One Hospital Met the Challenge Palliative Care in COVID: How One Hospital Met the Challenge
"The rapid COVID-19 surge required physicians and staff to innovate quickly to ensure core humanizing values were not lost in the pandemic," one physician explained.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

States Ready Plans to Get Pfizer COVID Vaccine to Younger Teens States Ready Plans to Get Pfizer COVID Vaccine to Younger Teens
State health officials today shared plans to distribute Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds after the FDA authorized its use in this age group late Monday.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pandemic Took a Cut of Cosmetic Procedures in 2020 Pandemic Took a Cut of Cosmetic Procedures in 2020
OnabotulinumtoxinA injection, the most popular form of minimally invasive procedure, was down by 13% from 2019.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Less Care for Young Women With Chest Pain in the Emergency Room? Less Care for Young Women With Chest Pain in the Emergency Room?
Younger women with chest pain were less likely than similar younger men to be triaged as urgent, get an ECG test, be seen by a consultant, or be admitted, in a study of US emergency rooms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Anxious History of Understanding Cortisol The Anxious History of Understanding Cortisol
How a mysterious World War II myth and the dogged tenacity of adrenal researchers led to our understanding of cortisol.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

SGIM Annual Meeting Focuses on Inclusivity SGIM Annual Meeting Focuses on Inclusivity
SGIM meeting Chair Rita Lee, MD, said she hoped that this year's event will allow attendees an opportunity to'celebrate the incredible strengths and diverse voices of our community. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Two Treatments Show Early Promise for Hypothalamic Obesity Two Treatments Show Early Promise for Hypothalamic Obesity
Two different agents showed potential for safely treating patients with hypothalamic obesity in two pilot studies with small numbers of patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Future of Nursing Report: Broader Scope in COVID Should Stay Future of Nursing Report: Broader Scope in COVID Should Stay
The 2020-2030 recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine focus on health equity and include a call for more school nurses and public health nurses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

On SNL, Elon Musk Says He Has Asperger's Syndrome On SNL, Elon Musk Says He Has Asperger's Syndrome
The Tesla CEO made pointed jokes about himself during the opening monologue and acknowledged that he often feels misunderstood. He also brought his mom on stage during the pre-Mother's Day episode.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Blood Biomarker a'Promising Predictor' of Psychosis Relapse Blood Biomarker a'Promising Predictor' of Psychosis Relapse
Patients with an acute psychotic episode and high plasma levels of the vasopressin surrogate copeptin are at increased risk for psychotic relapse, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Attending a Patient's Funeral: How Psychiatrists Decide Attending a Patient's Funeral: How Psychiatrists Decide
In the absence of recommendations, a new survey sheds light on how psychiatrists decide whether to attend a patient's funeral.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news