• By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    SPECIALISTS THINK IT'S UP TO THE PCP TO RECOMMEND FLU VACCINES

    Only 45% of patients with chronic illnesses receive an annual flu shot. Vaccine recommendations from specialists could be the answer. Medscape...

    Vaccination, Flu, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    FDA EXPANDS PEMBROLIZUMAB APPROVAL FOR ADVANCED MELANOMA

    The expanded approval is for the adjuvant treatment of advanced melanoma after complete resection in patients aged 12 years and older. Medscape...

    Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    IN LONG COVID, CPET FINDS ABNORMALITIES OTHER TESTS DON'T

    Dysfunctional breathing, hypocapnia, and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome were seen in symptomatic patients post-acute...

    Fatigue, Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    NONMOTOR SEIZURES DELAY DIAGNOSIS OF FOCAL EPILEPSY

    Delays in diagnosis of focal epilepsy are greater after nonmotor seizures, especially in children in comparison with adults, new research...

    Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    EARLY REPORTS ON OMICRON VARIANT ARE ENCOURAGING, FAUCI SAYS

    'Thus far, it does not look like there's a great degree of severity to it,' Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of...

    Allergies, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    PA DUO MAKE IT THEIR MISSION TO SERVE UNINSURED PATIENTS

    Two physician assistants are changing the narrative surrounding uninsured patients through community, empathy, and hard work. Medscape...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    PRE-ECLAMPSIA/ECLAMPSIA TIED TO INCREASED RISK OF HF FOR AT LEAST 10 YEARS

    Women with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia were at increased risk for future heart failure for up to a decade in a large cohort study. Reuters...

    Eclampsia, Ob, Gyn & Women's Health, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    OMICRON VARIANT MAY HAVE PICKED UP A PIECE OF COMMON-COLD VIRUS

    The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic...

    Cold, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    SEAWEED EXTRACT STOPS COVID IN EARLY TESTING

    As scientists hunt for alternatives for people who can't access vaccines for COVID-19, they are searching underwater in unexpected...

    Vaccination, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    GENETICISTS HAVE REDUCED USE OF THE TERM 'RACE' IN PAPERS

    The decline of the word in papers on human genetics reflects a growing understanding of race as a social construct. But other trends...

    Internal Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    7 LEGAL RISKS OF PROMOTING UNPROVEN COVID TREATMENTS

    Physicians may face more than just clinical risks by advocating for COVID treatments that are not considered useful. Medscape Business...

    Face, Family Medicine, Primary Care, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    LGBTQ HEALTHCARE: THERE IS REASON TO BE HOPEFUL

    Don Dizon, MD, and Michelle Forcier, MD, MPH, discuss the gaps in treating LGBTQ individuals, and how we can meet their healthcare...

    Hematology-Oncology, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    CLASS I RECALL OF PERCUTANEOUS THROMBOLYTIC DEVICE

    Arrow-Trerotola over-the-wire 7FR PTD kits are being recalled because the orange inner lumen of the catheter's tip may separate from...

    Cardiology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    'SHOCKING' LACK OF LIFESAVING LEUKEMIA DRUG AT US HOSPITALS

    Less than one third of US hospitals stock ATRA, a drug that can prevent potentially fatal complications associated with acute promyelocytic...

    Leukemia, Drugs, Hospital, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    REASSURING DATA ON RARE MYOCARDITIS AFTER COVID-19 VACCINATION

    Most adolescents and young adults recover quickly from the rare complication of myocarditis following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, a...

    Adolescence, Vaccination, Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    PANEL RECOMMENDS ENERGY-BASED DEVICES AS TREATMENT OF ACNE SCARS

    Panel suggests that laser resurfacing does not have to be delayed at least 6 months post isotretinoin in acne patients. Medscape Medical...

    Acne, Dermatology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    IS IT TIME TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF 'FULLY VACCINATED'?

    Experts weigh in as the federal government urges everyone to get boosted amid concerns over omicron, a new covid variant. Kaiser Health...

    Vaccination, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    CRUISE SHIP WITH COVID-19 INFECTIONS ARRIVES IN NEW ORLEANS

    Norwegian Cruise Line issued a statement that confirmed a 'handful of COVID-19 cases among guests and crew.' Associated Press

    Hands, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    'HIGHEST SURVIVAL' WITH COMBO IMMUNOTHERAPY IN ADVANCED MELANOMA

    Half of patients treated with combination immunotherapy were still alive after 6.5 years, representing the longest overall survival...

    Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 7, 2021

    TEXAS TOUGHENS BAN ON MEDICATION-BY-MAIL ABORTIONS

    Last week, on the day the Supreme Court heard a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas enacted a law that creates criminal penalties...

    Abortion, Ob, Gyn & Women's Health, News