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Media Advisory: 2018 IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

IHI - 2018, October 2 - 16:25
The 2018 IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care provides the country’s best platform to hear about successes and challenges and to harness evidence-based solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing health and health care today.

Dacomitinib (Vizimpro) Approved for EGFRm NSCLC

Medscape Today - 2018, October 2 - 14:49
Another targeted agent is now available for use in the first-line treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that harbors EGFR mutations.
FDA Approvals

More Evidence Links Mediterranean Diet to Less Depression

Medscape Today - 2018, October 2 - 14:49
A new systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that following a plant-rich Mediterranean diet and eating foods that don't promote inflammation reduce risk for depression.
Medscape Medical News

Leana Wen: A New 'Doctor for America's Women'

Medscape Today - 2018, October 2 - 08:47
Hold on to your hats, says Dr Lundberg. A force of nature is about to take the helm of Planned Parenthood.
Medscape Internal Medicine

FDA Greenlights Galcanezumab (Emgality) for Migraine Prevention

Medscape Today - 2018, October 2 - 08:47
On the heels of recent approvals for two other calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonists for the prevention of migraine in adults, the FDA has approved the anti-CGRP galcanezumab.
FDA Approvals

More Than a Third of Nurses Have PTSD; a Third of Doctors Are Burned Out. What Are We Doing About It?

IHI - 2018, October 2 - 01:23
Burnout is common, as are mental health concerns and suicide, and their costs extend to patients and the system as a whole. In the U.S., these concerns recently culminated in a movement that proposes a holistic approach to health care wellness and engagement, known as “Joy in Work.”

More Than a Third of Nurses Have PTSD; a Third of Doctors Are Burned Out. What Are We Doing About It?

IHI - 2018, October 2 - 01:23
Burnout is common, as are mental health concerns and suicide, and their costs extend to patients and the system as a whole. In the U.S., these concerns recently culminated in a movement that proposes a holistic approach to health care wellness and engagement, known as “Joy in Work.”

Every Doctor You've Admired Has Dealt with Burnout

IHI - 2018, October 2 - 01:22
There is a physician burnout epidemic in the US.

Every Doctor You've Admired Has Dealt with Burnout

IHI - 2018, October 2 - 01:22
There is a physician burnout epidemic in the US.

More Evidence Links Air Pollution to Dementia

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 20:42
The authors of the UK study estimate that air pollution may be responsible for 7% of dementia cases.
Medscape Medical News

Second Large Study Shows That Lung Cancer Screening Works

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 20:42
NELSON shows that lung cancer screening reduces deaths in high-risk individuals, and also finds that repeat scans pose little burden on the healthcare system.
Medscape Medical News

Wide Variation in Cardiac Arrest Survival by EMS Agency

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 20:42
The odds of surviving could differ by more than 50% for any two otherwise similar cardiac arrest patients treated by different emergency medical services agencies in North America, a new study suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Flu Caused 80,000 Deaths in US Last Year

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 20:42
Numbers released by the CDC today also show that 900,000 were hospitalized and a record-high 180 children in the US died from the flu last year. Clinicians can help the vaccination effort through key messages and social media, experts say.
Medscape Medical News

DEA Reschedules Epidiolex, Paving the Way to Market

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 20:42
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has moved the FDA-approved cannabis-based drug for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome from Schedule I to V, concluding that it has a low potential for abuse.
Medscape Medical News

Possible Pen Needle Confusion Prompts FDA Safety Alert

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 20:42
The FDA has received reports of patients using standard pen needles to inject insulin without removing the inner needle cover, leading to patient harm in some cases.
News Alerts

Transgender Teens at Significant Risk for Suicide

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 20:42
Over half of teens transitioning from female to male have attempted suicide, making them at higher risk for suicide than other transgender groups or teens, a new study reports.
Medscape Medical News

More Clinicians Should Get Flu Vaccination, CDC Says

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 14:34
Although most healthcare workers received influenza vaccinations during the 2017-2018 season, vaccination rates were lowest for staff working with the most vulnerable patients, researchers report.
Medscape Medical News

WHO Reports 3 Million Alcohol-Related Deaths in 2016

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 14:34
The WHO's new report paints a troubling picture of global trends in alcohol consumption and related health and social effects -- and identifies policies to reduce this impact.
Medscape Medical News

STD Rates Soaring Nationwide

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 14:34
Recent rapidly increased rates have reversed years of declines in the number of STDs. What's going on?
Medscape Internal Medicine

HHS' Azar Kicks Off Global Effort to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Medscape Today - 2018, October 1 - 14:34
HHS and the CDC have launched the yearlong Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge, calling it "the most ambitious global initiative to date to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance."
Medscape Medical News
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