U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatol Source Type: news

Short - Course Rifamycin - Based Regimens Preferred for Latent TB
Shorter regimens favored over longer course of isoniazid monotherapy for latent TB infection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Rise Sharply
CDC announced that two new cases have been confirmed in the United States (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Coronavirus Spread Slows, but Death Toll Jumps to 1,113
Yesterday, the World Health Organization gave the virus a new name: COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1,000; 13th U.S. Case Confirmed
The total numbers far exceed the toll of the 2003 SARS outbreak (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Short - Term Mortality Link Identified for Increased Ozone Exposure
Exposure to ozone greater than maximum background levels linked to short - term excess mortality of 0.26 percent (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Man Residing in China First U.S. Citizen to Die From Coronavirus
Not clear why man was not able to leave Wuhan on evacuation flights, but may have been too ill to fly (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Higher Birth Weight May Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness Later
Findings seen in large cohort of men born at - term, regardless of body mass index, in young adulthood (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Chinese Doctor Among First to Warn About Coronavirus Dies From Virus
Dr. Li Wenliang raised concerns about a cluster of illnesses that were similar to SARS (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

More Americans Evacuated From China Due to Coronavirus
FDA announced Tuesday that it has fast - tracked a test for the virus to help speed screening efforts (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

WHO Seeks $ 675 Million for Coronavirus Fight
In the last 24 hours, agency has recorded the largest increase in cases since the start of the epidemic (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Second Coronavirus Death Reported Outside China
Fearing a pandemic, U.S. has begun to bar entry to any foreigners who have recently traveled to China (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 5, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Experimental Antiviral Drug to Be Tested Against New Coronavirus
Trial to be conducted in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

January 2020 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Your Game Plan for Keeping ‘ Super Bowl Flu ’ at Bay
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Conservative Tx for Spontaneous Pneumothorax Seems Noninferior
Modest but statistically fragile evidence suggests noninferiority to prompt interventional management (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Weight - Loss Surgery Brings Surprise Bonus: Breathing Easier
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Surgery, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Patients Have Less Dyspnea After Bariatric Surgery for Obesity
Dyspnea score change positively linked to air trapping extent change, end - expiratory tracheal shape change (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Coronavirus Deaths Top 100 in China
CDC urges all Americans to avoid any nonessential travel to China (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Dangerous Additives Found in Illegal Pot Vaping Products in Los Angeles
Additives include vitamin E acetate, which has been implicated in vaping - related respiratory illnesses (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Clinical Features ID ’ d for First 2019 Novel Coronavirus Patients
Forty - one patients ID'd with virus as of Jan. 2, 2020; all had pneumonia with abnormal chest CT findings (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Coronavirus Cases Top 2,700 in China, Five in the United States
Two new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Arizona and California over the weekend (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination
Only 49 percent of a national sample of U.S. adults reported having received the flu shot as of Dec. 2019 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

New Hospital Being Built in China for Coronavirus Outbreak
Prefabricated hospital modeled after one that was built in Beijing in six days during the SARS outbreak (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Nearly Half of U.S. Smokers Not Advised by Doctors to Quit
Surgeon General says too many people are not getting access to cessation treatments that work (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Postdischarge Mortality Up for Patients With Heart Failure
Of conditions targeted by Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, only heart failure mortality increased (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Care Utilization Up for Seniors With Untreated Apnea
Beneficiaries with OSA also demonstrate higher annual costs across all points of service (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

China Bans Travel in Wuhan, Four Nearby Cities
Buses, subways, and ferries within the city of more than 11 million people have been suspended (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘ Ill ’ U.S. Health Care System
American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Human - to - Human Transmission of Chinese Coronavirus Confirmed
Two people in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong caught the virus from family members (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Wearable Device Data May Help Predict Flu - Like Illness Patterns
Fitbit data significantly improved prediction of influenza - like illness in top five states with most users (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Japan Reports First Case of New Coronavirus
Patient returned to Japan on Jan. 6 after traveling to the central Chinese city of Wuhan (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPD
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

China Reports First Death in Coronavirus Outbreak
Patient was 61 - year - old man hospitalized with shortness of breath and severe pneumonia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
Majority of osteopathic medical students report low sense of personal accomplishment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 13, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

15 - Year - Old Texas Teen Youngest in U.S. to Die From Vaping
Officials say teen had'chronic underlying medical condition,'but condition has not been identified (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 11, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Reduction in Tongue Fat Can Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Decline in tongue fat volume is main upper airway mediator of link between weight loss, AHI improvement (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, ENT, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Coronavirus May Be Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China
As of Sunday, 59 people in Wuhan were being treated for the respiratory illness (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Tough Flu Season Ahead
Most unusual part of the flu season is that influenza B strain has proven to be dominant (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Pediatric Respiratory Visits Increased During Lilac Fire
Excess respiratory visits seen in all pediatric age groups in association with Santa Ana Wind - driven fire (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Trump Administration to Ban Most Flavored E - Cigarettes
Flavored liquid nicotine used in'open tank systems'will not be included in the ban (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

December 2019 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

U.S. Teens Initiating E - Cigarette Use at Younger Ages
In 2014 and 2018, 8.8 and 28.6 percent of e - cigarette users initiated use at 14 years or younger (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 27, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Transplant Outcomes Similar With Lungs From ‘ Increased - Risk ’ Donors
Rejection, survival at one year did not differ compared with those receiving lungs from standard - risk donors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Patient Share of Out - of - Network Costs Rising
From 2012 to 2017, out - of - pocket costs nearly doubled for out - of - network hospital care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Vitamin E Acetate ID ’ d in Lungs of Most Vaping Illness Patients
And, special report notes decrease in ED visits with EVALI - related diagnostic codes since September 2019 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Report Estimates Readmission, Death After Vaping Illness Discharge
Based on these findings, second report presents guidelines updating postdischarge management (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 24, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

E - Cigarette Influencers to Be Banned From Instagram, Facebook
E - cigarette product advertising already banned on both platforms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Menopause Linked to Increase in Sleep - Onset Insomnia
Postmenopausal women more likely to screen positive for OSA versus pre/perimenopausal women (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news