• By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2020

    WARTIME 'INNOVATION' SPURRED REVOLUTION IN RHEUMATOLOGY, SURFING TECHNOLOGY

    MAUI, Hawaii - Although traditionally marked by scant changes in treatment and diagnosis from its prehistoric roots, the field of rheumatology...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2020

    BUNDLED PAYMENT POLICIES MAY NOT LEAD TO ‘CHERRY-PICKING' PATIENTS

    Researchers did not find an association between initiation of CMS mandatory bundled payment policies and decreased access to hip and...

    Knees
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    CHURCH-BASED INTERVENTION SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVES OLDER AFRICAN AMERICANS' EATING HABITS

    A church-based intervention significantly improved the diets of middle-aged and older African Americans, according to longitudinal...

    Diet
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    VIDEO: THE E-HEALTH REVOLUTION IN HEALTH CARE

    TREVISO, Italy - At the Retina 2020: New Trends meeting, Claudio Azzolini, MD, speaks about e-health and the many opportunities it...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    WHAT OPHTHALMOLOGISTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

    Ophthalmologists who see patients with conjunctivitis should be alert to the need for further evaluation as the number of people infected...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    RISKS FOR INJURY, IRRITATION AND INFECTION ASSOCIATED WITH EYELASH EXTENSIONS CAN BE MINIMIZED

    Eyelash extensions are becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. Salons are offering silk, mink and synthetic additions...

    Drugs
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    MECHANICAL CLOT REMOVAL ALONE MAY BE AS EFFECTIVE AS JOINT USE WITH THROMBOLYSIS IN STROKE

    Among patients with acute stroke and large-vessel occlusion, adding IV thrombolysis to endovascular therapy may not be necessary, according...

    Stroke
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    FDA APPROVES BEMPEDOIC ACID FOR LDL LOWERING IN HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS

    The FDA has approved bempedoic acid for reducing LDL as an adjunct to diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy in patients with...

    Diet, Cholesterol
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    OFF-THE-SHELF CAR T-CELL THERAPY INDUCES DURABLE REMISSIONS IN RELAPSED, REFRACTORY B-CELL MALIGNANCIES

    ORLANDO - Off-the-shelf chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy induced durable remissions among patients with relapsed or refractory...

    Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    ARE WE ANY CLOSER TO ENDING HIV BY 2030?

    In February 2019, President Donald J. Trump asked for a bipartisan committee to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. “Scientific...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    ASPS EXEMPLIFY ID FIELD'S POSITIVE IMPACT ON PATIENTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH

    By Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial stewardship improves patient outcomes, protects public health and elevates...

    Cures
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    ASPS: WHO IS SMARTER, THE CONSULTANT OR THE CURBSIDE?

    The Infectious Diseases Society of America has advocated for the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs in every hospital....

    Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    FIGHTING HAIS REQUIRES SYNERGY OF COORDINATED EFFORTS

    It likely goes without saying that two of the most integral steps to fighting hospital-acquired infections are practicing antimicrobial...

    Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    HOOKED ON ID WITH AMESH A. ADALJA, MD

    I knew from the earliest stages that if I pursued medicine as a career, infectious disease was the only choice for me. As a child,...

    Vaccination, Child
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    NOVEL CORONAVIRUS EMERGES IN CHINA, PROMPTING EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS

    The emergence of a novel coronavirus in China and its rapid spread to dozens of other countries, including the United States, prompted...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    POLIO ERADICATION: A SAGA OF MOTHER NATURE, POLITICS AND ANTI-VAXXERS

    In 1983, the Pan American Health Organization held a major conference reviewing the situation with poliomyelitis in the Americas. The...

    Vaccination, Injections, Injection
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    STUDY QUESTIONS CURRENT HYPOTHESES SURROUNDING DURATION OF UNTREATED PSYCHOSIS

    Researchers have found evidence countering the hypothesis that a long duration of untreated psychosis is associated with “insidious,...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    LOWER TARGET LDL AFTER STROKE PREVENTS 25% OF EVENTS AT 5 YEARS

    During the 5 years after a stroke, targeting LDL of less than 70 mg/dL prevented more than one-quarter of major CV events, recurrent...

    Stroke
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    DISASTER-RELATED PTSD MAY PERSIST FOR DECADES, BUT PSYCHOTHERAPY SOON AFTER HELPS

    PTSD and depressive symptoms may persist for decades among adolescent survivors of a catastrophic natural disaster, according to study...

    Depression, Adolescence
  • By Healio   -   Feb 21, 2020

    ‘HAVE A VOICE:' HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN AMPLIFY PHYSICIAN IMPACT

    MAUI, Hawaii - Using social media as a health care professional comes with many benefits and opportunities. But it also comes with...

    Nutrition