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Treatment Not Needed for DVT in Very Advanced Cancer Patients

Medscape Today - 2019, February 14 - 16:33
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is seen in about a third of patients with very advanced cancer, but its presence is not associated with significant symptoms or survival.
Medscape Medical News

Diabetes Eye Exam Frequency in US Is 'Alarmingly Low'

Medscape Today - 2019, February 14 - 04:29
In a large database of insured patients, almost half with type 2 diabetes and a third with type 1 diabetes had no eye exam in a 5-year period. Change is needed to stop retinopathy being the leading cause of blindness.
Medscape Medical News

The Loneliness of Being a Physician

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 22:28
Despite seeing patients, families, and colleagues for hours daily, a physician's job can be lonely. One doctor talks about what's needed to overcome this.
Medscape Business of Medicine

CMS Proposes Rules on Information Blocking, Patient EHR Access

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 22:28
The new rules would improve the interoperability between IT systems, increase patient access to their health data, and prevent information blocking.
Medscape Medical News

Early Identification of Autism

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 22:28
New data from CDC show some gaps and delays in identifying autism and getting kids into early intervention.
CDC Expert Commentary

Fitness, BMI in Adolescence Tied to Subsequent Disability

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 22:28
Low physical fitness and obesity during teenage years are linked to disability later in life, new data suggest.
Medscape Medical News

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Triples in US

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 22:28
Active surveillance or the delay of definitive treatment jumped dramatically over a 5-year study period. But an additional trend worried the study authors.
Medscape Medical News

Half a Million Breast Cancer Deaths Avoided in Last 30 Years

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 22:28
During the past 30 years a combination of screening and improved treatments have reduced the mortality rate from breast cancer, but it is unclear which had the larger impact.
Medscape Medical News

Guideline Outlines Step-down Therapy for Asthma

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 22:28
A new 'yardstick' provides evidence-based guidance for stepping down therapy in patients who have achieved sustained asthma control.
Medscape Medical News

Trump Completes Second Physical, Said to Be in Good Health

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 16:27
The White House issued only a short statement from the president's physician; full results are still expected.
Medscape Medical News

Mild TBI May Fuel or Exacerbate Mental Health Problems

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 16:27
Mild TBI is associated with new onset or exacerbation of preexisting mental health problems in a substantial minority of patients, which has implications for follow-up care.
Medscape Medical News

Longest-Serving Congressman John Dingell Was a Force in Health Policy

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 16:27
Former Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving congressman of the US House, died Thursday night in Michigan.
Kaiser Health News

Disasters, Ever Increasing, Take Their Toll on Mental Health

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 10:24
A conversation with disaster resilience expert Regardt Ferreira, PhD, on what communities face in the wake of catastrophe.
Medscape Psychiatry

Microbiome Model Predicts Glucose Spikes Better Than Carbs

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 10:24
The findings may be a step toward personalized nutrition plans, according to the authors.
Medscape Medical News

Generic DPP-4 Inhibitors Would Be a 'Shot in the Arm'

Medscape Today - 2019, February 13 - 04:22
Dr Akshay Jain discusses the potential implications of a generic DPP-4 inhibitor for the management of type 2 diabetes that may soon enter the US market.
Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology

What Is Age-Friendly Health Care?

IHI - 2019, February 12 - 22:55
In this article, Alice Bonner provides commentary on IHI's Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. “Age friendly is about older adults, but it’s also really about families and communities. Age friendly means a health system that is supportive and leads to good health outcomes for people at any age — not just older adults,” says Alice Bonner.

Push Is On to Reclassify Schizophrenia as a Neurologic Disease

Medscape Today - 2019, February 12 - 22:20
Schizophrenia is classified as a psychiatric disorder. An advocacy group is seeking to reclassify it as a neurologic disease to obtain CDC funding and reduce stigma.
Medscape Medical News

Hearing Loss Tied to Cognitive Decline, Aids of Little Help

Medscape Today - 2019, February 12 - 22:20
A lack of consensus led researchers to examine a link between hearing loss and subsequent cognitive decline and to determine if hearing aids might mitigate the risk.
Medscape Medical News

Greenway to Pay $57 Million for Allegedly Misrepresenting EHR

Medscape Today - 2019, February 12 - 22:20
The Department of Justice charged the company with faking the certification of its products and paying illegal kickbacks to some practices.
Medscape Medical News

Robotic Mastectomy in US: Starts, Draws Fire, Stops

Medscape Today - 2019, February 12 - 22:20
The first-ever robotic mastectomy for invasive breast cancer in the US took place last year, but the New Jersey center later stopped performing the procedure. Experts are now debating what the future holds.
Medscape Medical News
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