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Night Shifts and Unhealthy Lifestyle Combine to Up Risk of Diabetes

Medscape Today - 2018, November 24 - 14:34
People who work nights and have an unhealthy lifestyle could be at a particularly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, warn US scientists who found the two factors had an additive effect in nurses.
Medscape Medical News

Social Isolation Directly Affects Health, Ups Risk of Death

Medscape Today - 2018, November 23 - 14:23
Social isolation predicts all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in both sexes and in blacks and whites, and also predicts cancer-related mortality in white men and women.
Medscape Medical News

'Outsider' Oncologist Whistleblowers Share in $100M Reward

Medscape Today - 2018, November 23 - 14:23
One of the largest-ever False Claims Act settlements involved the oncology practice at a multispecialty group in Florida, which is splitting a huge pot of reward money with two other whistleblower lawsuit parties.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians, NPs, and PAs Provide Same Quality Care

Medscape Today - 2018, November 23 - 14:23
Patients with diabetes achieve similar intermediate disease outcomes regardless of whether their primary care provider is a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, according to the findings of a large VA study.
Medscape Medical News

Rapid Deterioration in Type 2 Diabetes: Rethink the Diagnosis

Medscape Today - 2018, November 22 - 20:16
Differences in response to treatment and other characteristics help determine which of your type 2 patients actually have type 1 diabetes.
Medscape Internal Medicine

The Real Scoop on the Latest Low-Carb Diet Study

Medscape Today - 2018, November 22 - 14:13
A major diet study grabbed headlines and made the rounds on morning TV shows, but few interpreted it correctly, reports Perry Wilson.
Medscape

Negative Predictive Value of a CXR in Pediatric Pneumonia

Medscape Today - 2018, November 22 - 02:08
Can a negative chest x-ray rule out the need for treatment in a child being evaluated for pneumonia?
Medscape Pediatrics

Cancer Pain Control App Works -- Palliative Care for Everyone?

Medscape Today - 2018, November 21 - 20:05
Dramatically improved artificial intelligence holds promise for making palliative care services available anywhere, anytime for patients with advanced cancer pain.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians Continue #ThisIsOurLane Pushback Against NRA

Medscape Today - 2018, November 21 - 20:05
The editors of Annals of Internal Medicine affirm physicians' right to be involved in reducing gun violence, while surgeons publish new recommendations.
Medscape Medical News

Arthritis Strikes 1 in 3 Adults with Prediabetes

Medscape Today - 2018, November 21 - 20:05
According to a recent study, almost one-third of Americans with prediabetes have arthritis. And half of these individuals with both conditions are physically inactive or have obesity.

Novel 'Blended Therapy' May Help Cut High-Dose Opioid Use

Medscape Today - 2018, November 21 - 20:05
Resurrecting an older analgesic and adding high-dose codeine and other drugs to curb side effects reduce opioid intake without withdrawal or increased pain, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

'Food Insecurity' Linked to Pain Conditions

Medscape Today - 2018, November 21 - 14:02
Users of food banks who also have a pain condition are often concerned about having enough to eat before running out of money, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Top Healthcare Options for 2020 Candidates

Medscape Today - 2018, November 21 - 14:02
In a forum held at the National Press Club in Washington, experts discussed fundamental healthcare issues that are relevant to presidential nominees of both parties in their 2020 campaigns.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Approves New Drug for Traveler's Diarrhea (Aemcolo)

Medscape Today - 2018, November 21 - 14:02
Aemcolo (rifamycin) is indicated to treat adults with travelers' diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains of E. coli and not complicated by fever or blood in the stool.
FDA Approvals

Downward Trend in US Infant Mortality Rates Stalls

Medscape Today - 2018, November 21 - 14:02
Low birthweight accounts for the highest rate of newborn deaths in the United States.
Medscape Medical News

The Baby With a Swollen Eyelid

Medscape Today - 2018, November 21 - 01:54
An 8-month-old girl's eye swelling appears to be getting worse when she presents at your clinic. Can you diagnose the problem?
Medscape Ophthalmology

The New Seizure Terminology

Medscape Today - 2018, November 21 - 01:54
No more 'grand mal' or even 'partial complex seizures.' Find out which terms are outdated and which are newer and more accurate.
CDC Expert Commentary

Physician, Know Thyself When Communicating With Cancer Patients

Medscape Today - 2018, November 20 - 19:52
At the third consensus meeting for communication skills in Europe, experts recommended that physicians consider each patient to be unique and that they look inward to examine their own feelings about cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Immunotherapy Adverse Events More Common Than Initially Reported

Medscape Today - 2018, November 20 - 19:52
The rate of immunotherapy adverse events, as evidenced in real world data, is much higher than was previously reported in the pivotal clinical trials of these agents.
Medscape Medical News

#ThisISOurLane: Doctor's Viral Tweet Puts Gun Controversy in Context

Medscape Today - 2018, November 20 - 19:52
When the NRA told doctors to 'stay in their lane' and avoid talking about gun control, Dr Judy Melinek's Twitter response sparked national attention.
Medscape
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