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Putting the ADA/EASD Glycemic Management Algorithm to Use

Medscape Today - 2019, January 29 - 14:27
The recent ADA/EASD guideline on managing hyperglycemia in T2D is complicated and may seem daunting. Dr Anne Peters simplifies and reviews the key frames of the guideline.
Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology

Nurses Largely Satisfied, but Many Would Change Path

Medscape Today - 2019, January 28 - 20:17
Only from 28% to 38% of nurses/APRNs would choose their practice setting again. Financial readiness for retirement varied from 30% to 77%, depending on nurse type.
Medscape Medical News

Record 201 Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in US in 2018

Medscape Today - 2019, January 28 - 20:17
The 201 confirmed cases of the poliolike illness from 40 states are among a total of 364 being investigated.
Medscape Medical News

Measles Causes Public Health Emergency in Washington State

Medscape Today - 2019, January 28 - 20:17
A measles outbreak in 23 largely unvaccinated individuals in Washington state since the beginning of the year has led public health officials to declare a public health emergency.
Medscape Medical News

Finasteride Clears Its Name

Medscape Today - 2019, January 28 - 20:17
New long-term data address the concern that the drug, which is proven to prevent prostate cancers, paradoxically increases the risk of high-grade cancers.
Medscape Medical News

PCPs Should Ask Adolescents Directly About Gender, Experts Say

Medscape Today - 2019, January 28 - 14:14
Primary care providers should provide gender-affirming care that includes asking adolescents directly about gender, experts say.
Medscape Medical News

Patient, Physician Groups Call for End to Government Shutdown

Medscape Today - 2019, January 28 - 14:14
The shutdown has harmed the FDA's ability to protect Americans' health and approve new therapies, the groups said.
Medscape Medical News

Nurse Charged With Rape After Incapacitated Woman Gave Birth

Medscape Today - 2019, January 28 - 14:14
Her primary doctor was suspended and a second doctor along with the facility's CEO have resigned in the wake of the case. Staff said they were not aware she was pregnant.
Medscape Medical News

No Benefit From Endometrial Scratching Before IVF: Global Trial

Medscape Today - 2019, January 28 - 14:14
It may be time to stop performing endometrial scratching prior to implanting an embryo as part of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a large global randomized controlled trial suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Physician Marketing Tied to Opioid Overdoses

Medscape Today - 2019, January 26 - 01:43
When opioid makers spend more to 'market' their drugs to physicians, the death rates from opioid overdoses go up, reports Dr Perry Wilson.
Medscape

Screen All New Cancer Patients for Hepatitis?

Medscape Today - 2019, January 26 - 01:43
With no identifiable risk factors in most cases, universal screening before cancer therapy may prevent life-threatening complications.
Medscape Medical News

Nutrition Research: Restoring Respect to a Field Under Siege

Medscape Today - 2019, January 25 - 19:42
After a scathing editorial called for a complete overhaul of nutrition research, we asked the 2018 Ancel Keys Lecturer Frank Hu about healthy eating and how to restore credibility to the field.
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What Are the Pros and Cons of Your EHR?

Medscape Today - 2019, January 25 - 19:42
Physicians often have a love-hate relationship with their electronic health record (EHR) systems. Here's your chance to tell us what you think of your current system.
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FDA Threatens to Remove e-Cigarettes From Market

Medscape Today - 2019, January 25 - 13:40
Experts painted a grim picture of adolescent addiction to e-cigarettes and an uncertain outlook for successfully treating that addiction during a January 18 public hearing at the FDA.
Medscape Medical News

Physical Activity May Preserve Memory in Seniors

Medscape Today - 2019, January 25 - 13:40
Physical activity could protect cognition in older adults, even among those with posthumous signs of Alzheimer's disease and other brain pathologies, a cross-sectional study reveals.
Medscape Medical News

Supreme Court Supports Transgender Troop Ban … for Now

Medscape Today - 2019, January 25 - 13:40
The justices allowed the ban to go into effect while legal challenges make their way through the lower courts.
Medscape Medical News

Q&A with Amy Reid, Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

IHI - 2019, January 24 - 22:01
Amy Reid leads efforts to advance health equity at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Reid, who heads the institute's Pursuing Equity initiative, spoke with Interact for Health about ways the institute is working to reduce health inequities in the United States and abroad.

Experts Advise La Crosse Group in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

IHI - 2019, January 24 - 21:57
This article includes commentary from three IHI experts on their work with a La Crosse country group in their fight against the opioid epidemic.

New Plan to Fight Rising Opioid Overdoses in La Crosse

IHI - 2019, January 24 - 21:56
This article includes commentary from IHI experts on their work with a La Crosse County group in their fight against the opioid epidemic. ​

Health Care Programs for Older Adults

IHI - 2019, January 24 - 21:48
Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS), in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has been growing. Five pioneering systems are currently in place with another 75 coming onboard around the US. The foundation’s goal is to have 20 percent of health systems nationwide “Age-Friendly” by 2020.
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