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Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 Annual Meeting Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from RSNA 2017.Medscape Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Optimizing Treatment for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Optimizing Treatment for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Individualizing castration-resistant prostate cancer therapy depends not only on drug profiles but also on patient-related factors. Experts offer a way through the data to reach a clinical decision.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

2017 Nobel Prize Winner Michael W. Young: An Interview 2017 Nobel Prize Winner Michael W. Young: An Interview
2017 Nobel Prize Winner Michael W. Young talks to Medscape about his groundbreaking research on circadian rhythms and what makes him tick.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

Tax Reform Bill Will Bankrupt Community Oncology Centers Tax Reform Bill Will Bankrupt Community Oncology Centers
If Congress passes it, the tax reform bill could cut $25 billion from Medicare, which would drive many community oncology practices into bankrupcy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A Vest That Allows the Deaf to'Hear'A Vest That Allows the Deaf to'Hear '
Neuroscientist David Eagleman talks about time perception, synesthesia, and the vastness of human creativity.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Now It's Easier for Patients in Two States to Sue Now It's Easier for Patients in Two States to Sue
Efforts to block frivolous or nonmeritorious suits fall flat; apology laws don't increase liability risk; more.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: The Latest Research Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: The Latest Research
The data support a trial of acupuncture for some common pain conditions.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Circulating Vitamin D Concentration and Risk of Seven Cancers Circulating Vitamin D Concentration and Risk of Seven Cancers
Using a comprehensive Mendelian randomization study, the authors sought to determine whether there is a linear association between vitamin D status and cancer risk.The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Postflooding Leptospirosis -- Louisiana, 2016 Postflooding Leptospirosis -- Louisiana, 2016
This report highlights the potential for infection due to floodwater exposure.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Beta-blockers and Exercise Testing in Advanced Liver Disease Beta-blockers and Exercise Testing in Advanced Liver Disease
Might beta-blockers alter prognostically relevant measures of cardiopulmonary performance during exercise testing in patients with advanced liver disease?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

An Imaging Review of Cystic Breast Masses An Imaging Review of Cystic Breast Masses
Cystic breast masses come in several forms, both benign and malignant, and may be difficult to properly diagnose. Review their imaging characteristics in this article.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

When to Start a Statin Is a Preference-Sensitive Decision When to Start a Statin Is a Preference-Sensitive Decision
The author of this commentary explores the complex ethical, practical, and clinical considerations of extending statin treatment to all adults over 40, regardless of cardiovascular risk.Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A 25-Year-Old Man With Injuries From a Vehicle Accident A 25-Year-Old Man With Injuries From a Vehicle Accident
A 25-year-old man presents after sustaining extensive injuries in a motor vehicle accident. After splenectomy, which functions are likely to be deficient in this patient?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Virtual Modeling of Alignment After Spinal Deformity Surgery Virtual Modeling of Alignment After Spinal Deformity Surgery
A novel virtual modeling technique could play an important role in the assessment of sagittal alignment after spinal deformity surgery.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

New Goals and Guidelines for Hypertension New Goals and Guidelines for Hypertension
Dr Walton-Shirley reviews the key updates in the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure with the guideline chair.Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Trump Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears Trump Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears
The Trump administration's recent endorsement of work requirements in Medicaid and increased state flexibility is part of broader strategy to shrink the fast-growing program for the poor and advance conservative ideas that Republicans failed to get through Congress.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

High-Value Cancer Care Keeps Costs Down? Yes, It's Possible! High-Value Cancer Care Keeps Costs Down? Yes, It's Possible!
A preliminary but innovative study looked directly at oncology practices that deliver high-value care at a low cost and identified some of their attributes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Treating Aging With Testosterone Treating Aging With Testosterone
The off-label use of testosterone for nonspecific symptoms of aging is common, but is there convincing evidence to support this--and are the potential risks worth the possible benefits?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Improved Insurance Access Increases Elective Colon Resection Rates Improved Insurance Access Increases Elective Colon Resection Rates
A new analysis proves that the Massachusetts health insurance'experiment'resulted in better cancer care.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Stage III CRC: Which Patients Need 6 Months of Adjuvant Chemo? Stage III CRC: Which Patients Need 6 Months of Adjuvant Chemo?
At the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid, Drs Sobrero and Taieb discuss the optimal duration of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Researchers Debate'Male Athlete Triad' Syndrome Researchers Debate'Male Athlete Triad' Syndrome
Why is there a lack of studies examining eating behavior, bone density, and hormonal changes in male athletes? Experts weight in on the male athlete triad.Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that investigated whether metformin could significantly slow the growth rate of this very common disease.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Antipruritic Effect of Pretreatment With Topical Capsaicin Antipruritic Effect of Pretreatment With Topical Capsaicin
Is high-concentration topical capsaicin an effective treatment for histaminergic and nonhistaminergic itch?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tobacco Use Cessation and Complete Home Smoking Bans Tobacco Use Cessation and Complete Home Smoking Bans
This study examined factors that might predict tobacco use cessation among callers to quitlines who implemented a complete home smoking ban after enrolling in quitline services.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Visually Augmented Targeted Combination Light Therapy for Acne Visually Augmented Targeted Combination Light Therapy for Acne
A novel approach to using phototherapy for inflammatory acne was successful in this patient.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Outcome Measures for Oral Health Outcome Measures for Oral Health
The authors aimed to develop clinical outcome measures for oral health services, using data from general dental practices and insurance claims records.BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

High Volume of Lyme Disease Reported in a Low-Incidence State High Volume of Lyme Disease Reported in a Low-Incidence State
An unusual increase in suspected Lyme disease cases in Arkansas underscores the importance of Lyme disease surveillance in this and other states which have been considered low-risk.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma
This study investigated the association of HBV infection and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Might HBV vaccination reduce the risk in certain populations?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient Burden of Axial Spondyloarthritis Patient Burden of Axial Spondyloarthritis
Living with the symptoms and treatments of this disease can place significant burden on patients and negatively impact quality of life.Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

EGFR Inhibitors: Cutaneous Side Effects and Their Management EGFR Inhibitors: Cutaneous Side Effects and Their Management
Cutaneous side effects of EGFR inhibitors are common, and some can be serious. Review potential cutaneous adverse effects of these chemotherapeutic agents and their management in this article.Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Multiple STI POC Tests With a'Sample First' Approach Multiple STI POC Tests With a'Sample First' Approach
What benefits might a'sample first'clinical pathway offer in the diagnosis and treatment of STIs?Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Better Patient Decisions: A Destination Within Reach Better Patient Decisions: A Destination Within Reach
A study showing that a comprehensive decision aid could help patients make treatment choices in line with their values is Dr Mandrola ’ s favorite trial of AHA 2017.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass for the Less Obese? Gastric Bypass for the Less Obese?
Dr Walton-Shirley is reluctant to send obese patients for gastric bypass surgery, but concedes that the GATEWAY study findings are impressive.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Is It Ethical to Edit an Embryo's Genes? Is It Ethical to Edit an Embryo's Genes?
Embryo gene editing: Are we playing God by speeding up evolution?Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Article Source Type: news

Gout Drug Febuxostat (Uloric) Subject of FDA Safety Alert Gout Drug Febuxostat (Uloric) Subject of FDA Safety Alert
Preliminary data from a safety study show an increased risk for heart-related deaths with febuxostat compared with allopurinol in patients with gout, the FDA said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Triaging and Treating After the Las Vegas Shooting: A Firsthand Account Triaging and Treating After the Las Vegas Shooting: A Firsthand Account
How do you bring order to the chaos in the aftermath of a mass shooting? Dr Rob Glatter speaks with Dr Dale Carrison, chief of emergency medicine at UMC in Las Vegas.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Acute Otitis Media in Young Children Today Acute Otitis Media in Young Children Today
A recent epidemiologic study paints a picture of early childhood AOM in the pneumococcal vaccine era.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

End-of-Year Tax Tips: Do What You Can Before It's Too Late End-of-Year Tax Tips: Do What You Can Before It's Too Late
The holidays are fast approaching, and doctors should be thinking about reducing their tax bill. What strategies can you use before 2017 ends, and what guidance do you need from your tax advisor?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Gun Sense or Non-sense? Gun Sense or Non-sense?
These days, the only limiting parameter to gun ownership seems to be how many people you wish to kill in a brief time, says Dr Lundberg.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Trials We Did, Trials We Should Do Trials We Did, Trials We Should Do
Dr Walton-Shirley reflects on some major studies presented at AHA 2017 and offers a further way to approach each one.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Should Medical Schools Eliminate Lectures? Should Medical Schools Eliminate Lectures?
The University of Vermont Medical School has eliminated lectures in favor of active learning. Will other medical schools follow?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

A Test in Context: Lipid Profile, Fasting Versus Nonfasting A Test in Context: Lipid Profile, Fasting Versus Nonfasting
While fasting for at least 8 hours has been the norm for obtaining lipid profiles, it may actually be preferable to measure the non-fasting state. What are the pros and cons?Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Postoperative Delirium and MCI in the Elderly Postoperative Delirium and MCI in the Elderly
What is the relationship between post-operative delirium and subsequent development of mild cognitive impairment or dementia in previously cognitively normal elderly patients?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of DAAs for Hepatitis C Genotypes 2-6 Cost-effectiveness of DAAs for Hepatitis C Genotypes 2-6
Direct-acting antivirals have dramatically improved options for HCV therapy, but their high cost remains a barrier. At what price threshold can they be deemed cost-effective and cost-saving?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Anticoagulation in Patients With AF and Prior Hemorrhage Anticoagulation in Patients With AF and Prior Hemorrhage
Determining the optimal treatment approach for patients with atrial fibrillation who have had a brain hemorrhage remains extremely challenging. How can we balance risk vs. benefit?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Reliability of Wound Measurement Using a Smartphone App Reliability of Wound Measurement Using a Smartphone App
Is a smartphone wound assessment app a reliable and accurate tool for measuring wounds?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Multimodal Pain Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain Multimodal Pain Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain
What is the role of interdisciplinary multimodal pain therapy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and what challenges need to be addressed in the implementation of multimodal programs?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does AF Lead to Cognitive Decline and Dementia? Does AF Lead to Cognitive Decline and Dementia?
A new study suggests a relationship between AF, cognitive impairment, and dementia. What are the possible mechanisms behind this association, and might treatment for AF reduce the risk?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Oral Pirfenidone for Progressive, Non-IPF Lung Fibrosis Oral Pirfenidone for Progressive, Non-IPF Lung Fibrosis
Pirfenidone is currently used in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Could it also be a safe and effective treatment option for other progressive fibrotic lung diseases?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Conservative Interventions for Shoulder Impingement Conservative Interventions for Shoulder Impingement
There are several non-surgical treatment options for shoulder impingement, but how effective are they in terms of improving pain, function and range of motion?British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news