• By Medscape   -   Sep 28, 2020

    TELEHEALTH BRINGS MALPRACTICE RISKS, SAYS REPORT; MORE

    Failure to diagnose is the biggest concern; court weighs in on 'privileged information'; fractured vertebra results in wrongful-death...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 28, 2020

    DO DOCS HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO FIGHT COVID MISINFORMATION?

    With so much potentially dangerous information circulating about the virus, healthcare professionals have a responsibility to push...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 28, 2020

    FDA ADVISES AGAINST MERCURY DENTAL FILLINGS IN HIGH-RISK GROUPS

    Pregnant or nursing women and young children are among those who should not receive fillings containing mercury, owing to the potential...

    Pregnant, Dental, Dental & Oral Health, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 26, 2020

    HEALTHCARE COALITION OBJECTS TO PROPOSED ACO REGULATIONS

    CMS would change quality assessment and reporting requirements and end pay for reporting under the Physician Fee Schedule proposal. Medscape...

    Hospital Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    QUESTIONS PERSIST ABOUT TRUMP PLAN FOR DRUG DISCOUNT CARDS

    Administration officials on Friday provided few details about Trump's proposed roughly $6.6 billion initiative, other than saying the...

    Plan, Drugs, Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    TRUMP APPROVES FINAL PLAN TO IMPORT DRUGS FROM CANADA

    The final plan clears the way for Florida and other states to implement a program bringing medications across the border despite the...

    Plan, Drugs, Internal Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    U.S. STILL IN FIRST WAVE OF COVID-19, FAUCI SAYS

    "Rather than say, 'A second wave,' why don't we say, 'Are we prepared for the challenge of the fall and the winter?' " said Fauci. WebMD...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA SHOWS RISK FACTOR SHIFT

    The most common form of liver cancer has seen a demographic shift, with incidence highest in the Hispanic population. The good news...

    Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    PREDICTING COMPLICATIONS OF CYTOREDUCTIVE NEPHRECTOMY IN MRCC

    Patients with higher intraoperative blood loss and those treated at lower-volume surgical centers had a greater risk of high-grade...

    Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    THE LIPID GUIDELINE I FOLLOW IN PRIMARY CARE

    Kenny Lin shares what he considers the best available cholesterol management guideline for primary care - and why. Georgetown University...

    Cholesterol, Family Medicine, Primary Care, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    SEP 25 2020 THIS WEEK IN CARDIOLOGY

    COVID sport participation guidelines, beta-blockers after MI, and low-dose DOAC therapy in AF are the topics covered by John Mandrola,...

    Sport, Cardiology, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    WHERE DOCS, NURSES STAND ON COVID EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATIONS

    Medscape polled clinicians on their thoughts after questions were raised about evidence the FDA used to grant emergency authorizations...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    GLOBAL STOMACH CANCER DEATHS DECLINE AS CRC DEATHS STAGNATE, RISE

    A global analysis of premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases has shown mixed results for gastrointestinal cancers. Medscape...

    Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    UK'S INTEGUMEN UNVEILS PROTOTYPE COVID-19 BREATH TEST

    Integumen, a British company that developed a system to detect the COVID-19 virus in waste water, said the same technology could be...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    GLYCANS IN SARS-COV-2 SPIKE PROTEIN PLAY KEY ROLE IN BINDING TO HOST CELLS

    Glycans coating the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 facilitate conformational changes needed to bind to ACE2 and infect host cells, researchers...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    BECTON DICKINSON REACHES $60 MILLION SETTLEMENT OVER PELVIC MESH DEVICES

    Becton Dickinson said on Thursday it has reached a $60 million settlement with the attorneys general of 48 US states and Washington...

    Ob, Gyn & Women's Health, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    BIRX: NOT CONSIDERING LEAVING CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE

    White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday pushed back against a report that said she was distressed...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    DAPA-CKD RESETS EGFR FLOOR FOR SAFE SGLT2 INHIBITOR USE

    ‘It's time to reduce the eGFR level for initiating an SGLT2 inhibitor to as low as 25,' suggests an expert. Medscape Medical News

    Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    US HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S CAPUTO HAS CANCER, SPOKESPERSON SAYS

    Michael Caputo, who is on leave from his role as spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after accusing government...

    Cancer, Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 25, 2020

    HIGH COVID-19 MORTALITY SEEN IN ASSISTED-LIVING FACILITIES

    Data compiled from more than 4600 US assisted living facilities through the end of May showed a four-fold higher COVID-19 fatality...

    Infectious Diseases, News