• Op-Ed: Medical Education Misses the Mark on Health Equity By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    OP-ED: MEDICAL EDUCATION MISSES THE MARK ON HEALTH EQUITY

    This spring, record-high numbers of medical students matched to become resident physicians. What makes this class unique is that they...

  • Don't Toss the Masks Just Yet; Keep Searching for COVID Origin; Pandemic Impotence? By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    DON'T TOSS THE MASKS JUST YET; KEEP SEARCHING FOR COVID ORIGIN; PANDEMIC IMPOTENCE?

    Note that some links may require registration or subscription. An informal survey of epidemiologists showed that the vast majority...

    Impotence
  • N.J. Biotech Seeking Journal Retractions Eases Immediate Demands By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    N.J. BIOTECH SEEKING JOURNAL RETRACTIONS EASES IMMEDIATE DEMANDS

    Pacira BioSciences has backed down a bit in its lawsuit against the American Society of Anesthesiologists , withdrawing its motion...

  • Pandemic Drinking Took Swift Toll on the Gut, Liver By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    PANDEMIC DRINKING TOOK SWIFT TOLL ON THE GUT, LIVER

    Inpatient consults for alcohol-related GI and liver diseases surged after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and remained...

    Alcohol
  • Most COVID Patients Landing in Hospitals Aren't Fully Vaccinated By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    MOST COVID PATIENTS LANDING IN HOSPITALS AREN'T FULLY VACCINATED

    The vast majority of people hospitalized with COVID-19 at the Cleveland Clinic weren't fully vaccinated, the institution said in a...

    Vaccination, Hospital
  • After the Pandemic: Chronic Pain Care May Be Virtually Transformed By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    AFTER THE PANDEMIC: CHRONIC PAIN CARE MAY BE VIRTUALLY TRANSFORMED

    For MedPage Today's "After the Pandemic" series, we asked our editorial board members to discuss what significant and lasting effects...

  • Better Coordination Needed for Mental Health Emergencies, House Panel Told By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    BETTER COORDINATION NEEDED FOR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES, HOUSE PANEL TOLD

    WASHINGTON - Better coordination between police departments and mental health providers is needed to help those having mental health...

  • Amylin Analogue Plus Semaglutide Get Early Win for Weight Loss By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    AMYLIN ANALOGUE PLUS SEMAGLUTIDE GET EARLY WIN FOR WEIGHT LOSS

    Adding an investigational long-acting amylin analogue to semaglutide was both safe and effective for weight management, according to...

  • Probiotic Add-On Eased GI Symptoms of H. Pylori By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    PROBIOTIC ADD-ON EASED GI SYMPTOMS OF H. PYLORI

    Treating Helicobacter pylori infected patients with a probiotic therapy in addition to an eradication regimen reduced symptoms of distension...

  • Senators Seek Solutions for Surge in Mental Health Crises By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    SENATORS SEEK SOLUTIONS FOR SURGE IN MENTAL HEALTH CRISES

    Ways to address to the nation's growing behavioral health crises - from enhancing reimbursement for certain community health clinics,...

  • Heart Disease and COVID-19: Facts and Myths By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    HEART DISEASE AND COVID-19: FACTS AND MYTHS

    Topic: Is it safe for heart attack patients to go to the hospital during the pandemic? Is cardiac injury common in COVID-19? Can the...

    Vaccination, Hypertension, Hospital
  • CDC Drops Most Mask Rules for the Fully Vaccinated By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    CDC DROPS MOST MASK RULES FOR THE FULLY VACCINATED

    CDC issued new guidance on Thursday allowing vaccinated people to drop their masks indoors, with some exceptions, and outdoors entirely,...

    Vaccination, Drop
  • Op-Ed: Is Social Media Helping Women Get Ahead in Medicine? By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    OP-ED: IS SOCIAL MEDIA HELPING WOMEN GET AHEAD IN MEDICINE?

    Maylyn Martinez, MD, recently rejoined Twitter to post about her first peer-reviewed publication and shared the advice one of us gave...

  • An Eye to the Future of Healthcare By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    AN EYE TO THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

    In May 2020, 4 months into the U.S. pandemic, my mother, a type 2 diabetes patient, decided that enough was enough. After 24 years...

    Injections, Injection, Eye, Diabetes
  • Op-Ed: Make America Maskless Again? By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    OP-ED: MAKE AMERICA MASKLESS AGAIN?

    In this video, ZDoggMD argues that natural immunity and vaccination have moved the U.S. past the critical period of the pandemic, says...

    Vaccination
  • Droplets vs Aerosols: What's More Important in COVID-19 Spread? By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    DROPLETS VS AEROSOLS: WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT IN COVID-19 SPREAD?

    Last week the CDC changed its guidance about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, recognizing airborne spread as a key mode of infection. The...

  • $1 Million Vax Lotto; 'A Hell Out Here'; Oldest Organ Transplanted By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    $1 MILLION VAX LOTTO; 'A HELL OUT HERE'; OLDEST ORGAN TRANSPLANTED

    Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Over the coming weeks, Ohio will award $1 million to five residents...

    Vaccination
  • Chemo-Free Regimen Shows Promise in High-Risk Early Breast Cancer By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    CHEMO-FREE REGIMEN SHOWS PROMISE IN HIGH-RISK EARLY BREAST CANCER

    A chemotherapy-free neoadjuvant regimen led to similar breast cancer outcomes, while allowing a majority of patients with high-risk...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • Is This the Most TikTok'd COVID Vaccine Side Effect? By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    IS THIS THE MOST TIKTOK'D COVID VACCINE SIDE EFFECT?

    It's perhaps the most "TikTok'd" side effect of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines: swelling around dermal fillers. These rare-but-real events...

    Vaccination
  • House Hearing on HHS Budget Looks at Grab Bag of Issues By MedPageToday   -   May 14, 2021

    HOUSE HEARING ON HHS BUDGET LOOKS AT GRAB BAG OF ISSUES

    WASHINGTON - COVID-19 provider relief money, surprise billing, and medication-assisted treatment were among the topics highlighted...