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Poll: How Do You Feel About Birth Plans? Poll: How Do You Feel About Birth Plans?
What's your reaction when you see a patient clutching a birth plan? Tell us in our poll.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

The Birth Plan: How to Make It Work for You and Your Patients The Birth Plan: How to Make It Work for You and Your Patients
Obstetricians, midwives, and nurses share tips for managing patients'expectations.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2017 Annual Meeting American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2017 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASTRO 2017.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

REMOVAL Update: More Benefits of Metformin in T1D REMOVAL Update: More Benefits of Metformin in T1D
New REMOVAL data presented at EASD 2017 reveal effects of metformin on renal function, biomarkers, and more in patients with type 1 diabetes.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Can Clinicians Influence Influenza Vaccination Rates? Can Clinicians Influence Influenza Vaccination Rates?
What can you say to convince a hesitant patient that influenza vaccine is necessary?Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

When Do You Check Orthostatic Blood Pressure? ADA Clarifies When Do You Check Orthostatic Blood Pressure? ADA Clarifies
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Effects of Early and Delayed ADT on Patient QOL Effects of Early and Delayed ADT on Patient QOL
Dr Gerald W. Chodak reviews the latest data from a randomized multicenter trial on the effects of early vs delayed ADT in men with rising PSA after local treatment, or with noncurable de novo disease.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Tuberculosis: Osmosis Study Video Tuberculosis: Osmosis Study Video
This video covers the pathophysiology of tuberculosis infection, as well as important complications, signs and symptoms, tests and procedures, and treatment.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs
This report examines the unintentional drug overdose fatalities attributed to illicitly manufactured fentanyl in Ohio.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Neuroprotection in Stroke: Collaboration and Reproducibility Neuroprotection in Stroke: Collaboration and Reproducibility
This articles focuses on the need to bridge the gap between current preclinical approaches and clinical trials of stroke therapy.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Patient's Perspective on Ramadan Fasting Type 2 Diabetes Patient's Perspective on Ramadan Fasting
How does Ramadan fasting fit into the diabetes management strategies of Muslim patients?BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mutational Profiles of Primary Myelofibrosis and Other MPNs Mutational Profiles of Primary Myelofibrosis and Other MPNs
This study analyzed the mutational profiles and cytogenetic abnormalities of three common chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms, with the aim of facilitating diagnosis between them.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

A 19-Year-Old Woman With Abdominal Pain and Diarrhea A 19-Year-Old Woman With Abdominal Pain and Diarrhea
A 19-year-old woman presents due to fevers, nausea, severe abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea. The symptoms have been on-and-off over the past few months. What treatment is indicated?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Aspirin Challenge and Desensitization: How, When and Why Aspirin Challenge and Desensitization: How, When and Why
Learn which patients may safely undergo low-dose aspirin challenge/desensitization procedures.Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

Should Physicians Educate Patients via Social Media? Should Physicians Educate Patients via Social Media?
More patients are going online to get health information and some of the information on the Internet is not scientific. What can physicians do to educate patients via social media?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Surgeons Are a Risk Factor for Anastomotic Leaks in Patients Surgeons Are a Risk Factor for Anastomotic Leaks in Patients
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining the extent to which the operating surgeon is responsible for any anastomotic leaks in patients who underwent colorectal surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

An Update on Cancer Risk and Surveillance in PSC An Update on Cancer Risk and Surveillance in PSC
This article provides an update and discusses screening recommendations.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Key Micronutrients and Food Groups in Late-Stage AMD Key Micronutrients and Food Groups in Late-Stage AMD
How does nutritional intake differ between healthy patients and those with late-stage age-related macular degeneration?The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient Action: As Means and End for Chronic Pain Care Patient Action: As Means and End for Chronic Pain Care
The authors explore the importance of patient action in the self-management of chronic pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Education and Coronary Heart Disease Education and Coronary Heart Disease
This study investigates the possible connection.The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dose-Response Effects of T Gel in Medically Castrated Men Dose-Response Effects of T Gel in Medically Castrated Men
A new study examines the treatment effects of variable doses of transdermal testosterone gel among medically castrated men.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Racial/Ethnic Disparities at the End of an HIV Epidemic Racial/Ethnic Disparities at the End of an HIV Epidemic
Are there still racial and ethnic disparities in the prevalence of untreated HIV infection and HIV incidence in injection-drug users in New York City?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Survival and Cause of Death in Multiple Sclerosis Survival and Cause of Death in Multiple Sclerosis
While patients with MS continue to have a shorter life expectancy and almost threefold higher mortality rate than those without, this long-term population study shows promising improvements over time.Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Phage Therapy in Chronic Lung Infections With P. Aeruginosa Phage Therapy in Chronic Lung Infections With P. Aeruginosa
Bacteriophage therapy was shown to be an effective treatment against chronic P. aeruginosa lung infections.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease With MTM Managing Chronic Kidney Disease With MTM
This article reviews medication related problems associated with CKD, including nonadherence and medication reconciliation.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pharma's Influence on Diabetes Prescribing: Good or Bad? Pharma's Influence on Diabetes Prescribing: Good or Bad?
A recent study of pharmaceutical marketing in Washington, DC, concluded that this spending was correlated with prescribing of newer agents to treat diabetes. But is that necessarily a bad thing?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Avoiding Malpractice in Refractive Surgery Avoiding Malpractice in Refractive Surgery
Dr Christopher Rapuano looks at new data on how an avoidable error may be costing ophthalmologists millions.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Antibiotics for Viral Conjunctivitis: It's Still Happening Antibiotics for Viral Conjunctivitis: It's Still Happening
According to a new study, prescription of antibiotics for viral conjunctivitis continues to be a widespread practice.'Sobering'and'discouraging,'says an optometrist.Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Response to Glucose Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Response to Glucose
Large amounts of artificial sweeteners interfere with the gut's response to glucose, increasing both glucose absorption and glycemic response and inhibiting production of GLP-1.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Is Hypothermia Effective in Acute Neurologic Conditions? Is Hypothermia Effective in Acute Neurologic Conditions?
Dr Andrew Wilner speaks with the author behind the AAN's new guideline on hypothermia's role in post-cardiac arrest neuroprotection.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations
The latest CDC influenza vaccination recommendations outline which vaccine products should--and which should not--be used to protect against flu this season.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing? Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing?
Dr William Balistreri surveys the latest data on this dietary invention's efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

ESC 2017: Updates in Antithrombotic Strategies ESC 2017: Updates in Antithrombotic Strategies
Drs Jolly and Granger discuss three trials presented at ESC 2017 that are making waves in thrombocardiology.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids
What do we currently know about the regional rates of drug overdose deaths involving opioids and heroin?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Monitoring Vital Signs During Endotracheal Intubation Monitoring Vital Signs During Endotracheal Intubation
Vital signs can change rapidly during endotracheal intubation. Should monitoring intervals be more frequent during this period vs. during a hemodynamically stable period?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Extracellular Matrix and Compression for Venous Ulcers Extracellular Matrix and Compression for Venous Ulcers
Is the use of a hyaluronic acid extracellular matrix plus compression an effective treatment option for venous leg ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Air Pollution Linked to MRSA Acquisition in Children With CF Air Pollution Linked to MRSA Acquisition in Children With CF
Young cystic fibrosis patients chronically exposed to air pollution may be more likely to acquire MRSA, a new study reports.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Breathing-Swallowing Discoordination and COPD Exacerbations Breathing-Swallowing Discoordination and COPD Exacerbations
COPD patients with impaired coordination between breathing and swallowing may be more likely to experience frequent exacerbations.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Business/Legal Handbook for Pathology Providers Business/Legal Handbook for Pathology Providers
This useful handbook serves as a guide to business and legal matters as they pertain to the practice of pathology.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Pathology Case: A Snake in the Grass Pathology Case: A Snake in the Grass
Review the histology to determine the cause of this 77-year-old man's hematuria.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Residents Cope: Binging, Drinking, Sports, and Friends How Residents Cope: Binging, Drinking, Sports, and Friends
Overeating. Drinking. Antidepressants. These are a few of the coping mechanisms residents rely on to get through their stressful residencies. Are there any positive coping strategies?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Going Broke: Financial Concerns of Palliative Care Patients Going Broke: Financial Concerns of Palliative Care Patients
Financial concerns can negatively influence a patient's response to treatment and care.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Case Challenge Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Saves Kids' Lives: What to Tell Reluctant Parents Flu Vaccine Saves Kids' Lives: What to Tell Reluctant Parents
Clinicians can use this information to help parents make the decision to have their children vaccinated against influenza.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

A Tale of Two Patients: A Prion Disease 30 Years Later A Tale of Two Patients: A Prion Disease 30 Years Later
Dr Andrew Wilner compares two patients with Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and looks at how knowledge has changed around prion disorders.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Implementing MTM for COPD Implementing MTM for COPD
Medication therapy management plays an important role in helping patients learn how to manage COPD and decrease complications. Learn about MTM interventions for COPD in this primer.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

CardioMEMS PA-Pressure Sensor: Prowess, Cautions in HF Management CardioMEMS PA-Pressure Sensor: Prowess, Cautions in HF Management
The implanted pulmonary-artery-pressure monitor's postmarket registry seem to indicate efficacy at least as good as in the pivotal clinical trial; adverse events reported to MAUDE provide perspective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How Physicians Can Get Started With MACRA How Physicians Can Get Started With MACRA
Dr David Barbe, president of the American Medical Association, says most physicians are unprepared for MACRA. Here he recommends some first steps to take as well as tools that may be helpful.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

When PCPs Help Patients Choose Prostate Cancer Treatment When PCPs Help Patients Choose Prostate Cancer Treatment
When it comes to guiding patients in prostate cancer treatment options, what do PCPs need to know?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Effects of the DASH Diet in Women With PCOS The Effects of the DASH Diet in Women With PCOS
Women with PCOS who adhered to the DASH diet realized reductions in BMI and anti-Mullerian hormone along with improvements in metabolic profiles.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

HBV Reactivation After Treatment With DAAs for HCV HBV Reactivation After Treatment With DAAs for HCV
HBV reactivation has been observed in patients after successful HCV eradication with interferon-based therapies. Does similar reactivation occur after treatment with direct-acting antivirals?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news