• CDC Alarmed: 74% of Cases in Cape Cod Cluster Were Among the Vaxxed By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    CDC ALARMED: 74% OF CASES IN CAPE COD CLUSTER WERE AMONG THE VAXXED

    Breakthrough infections were responsible for three-quarters of COVID-19 cases in an outbreak during large public gatherings on Cape...

  • How to Talk to Patients About the COVID Vaccine By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    HOW TO TALK TO PATIENTS ABOUT THE COVID VACCINE

    Ms. Clark comes for her annual visit. You notice on her medical record that she has not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19. Near...

    Vaccination
  • School Kids and Faculty Should Mask Up - Will They? By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    SCHOOL KIDS AND FACULTY SHOULD MASK UP - WILL THEY?

    Masks for children are a hot topic. But while some facts are clear (no, masks are not harmful to children; yes, masks do significantly...

  • Many Patients With Cancer Lack Protection Against Measles, Mumps By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    MANY PATIENTS WITH CANCER LACK PROTECTION AGAINST MEASLES, MUMPS

    A fourth of adult patients with cancer lacked antibodies to measles and almost 40% tested negative for mumps antibodies, according...

    Cancer
  • Driving Patterns Pinpoint Early Alzheimer's Disease By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    DRIVING PATTERNS PINPOINT EARLY ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

    Driving behavior captured with a global positioning system device discerned whether cognitively normal older drivers had preclinical...

    Alzheimer
  • Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail Authorized for Post-COVID Exposure By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY COCKTAIL AUTHORIZED FOR POST-COVID EXPOSURE

    FDA expanded the emergency use authorization for the monoclonal antibody cocktail casirivimab and imdevimab, to include post-exposure...

  • CDC: Lower Vax Rates in Nursing Homes Among Low-Wage Staff By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    CDC: LOWER VAX RATES IN NURSING HOMES AMONG LOW-WAGE STAFF

    COVID-19 vaccination rates varied widely among healthcare personnel who worked in long-term care facilities , with less than half of...

    Vaccination, AIDS
  • Join Me in the Fight Against COVID-19 Misinformation By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    JOIN ME IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 MISINFORMATION

    Another COVID outbreak appears to be upon us. As America celebrated significant milestones with vaccination efforts, many people were...

    Vaccination
  • COVID Is Spreading Like Wildfire in ICE Facilities By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    COVID IS SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE IN ICE FACILITIES

    In recent months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reported higher-than-ever rates of COVID-19 among people in its custody....

  • Youth T2D Complications; CMV Infection in Pregnancy: It's TTHealthWatch By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    YOUTH T2D COMPLICATIONS; CMV INFECTION IN PREGNANCY: IT'S TTHEALTHWATCH

    TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine,...

    Pregnancy
  • Milestone for Safe Injection; Plasma Exchange for VITT; Cruises Beat Back CDC Rules By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    MILESTONE FOR SAFE INJECTION; PLASMA EXCHANGE FOR VITT; CRUISES BEAT BACK CDC RULES

    Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Rhode Island is the first state to make safe injection sites legal in...

    Injections, Injection
  • COVID Surges Emerge; FDA Warns About Chantix; Lions, Tigers, Bears Get Vaxxed By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    COVID SURGES EMERGE; FDA WARNS ABOUT CHANTIX; LIONS, TIGERS, BEARS GET VAXXED

    Note that some links may require registration or subscription. While the rest of the country celebrated Independence Day, a sudden...

    Hospital
  • Haze May Be Clearing in Parkinson's Disease By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    HAZE MAY BE CLEARING IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE

    Parkinson's disease was found to be linked to nitrogen dioxide exposure, an air contaminant produced mainly by burning fossil fuels...

    Power, Parkinson
  • Foot Pain Common but Overlooked in RA By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    FOOT PAIN COMMON BUT OVERLOOKED IN RA

    Foot pain is a common but underappreciated symptom of rheumatoid arthritis and can be associated with worse disease, European researchers...

    Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis
  • COVID Risks Raised in Rheumatoid Arthritis By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    COVID RISKS RAISED IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis were at increased risk for both COVID-19 and related hospitalization and death, a national VA study...

    Hospital, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis
  • What's the Science Behind CDC's Outdoor Mask Guidance? By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    WHAT'S THE SCIENCE BEHIND CDC'S OUTDOOR MASK GUIDANCE?

    When the CDC loosened mask guidance for outdoor activities this week, it did so based on high vaccine effectiveness and on evidence...

    Vaccination
  • Rapid Improvement in Atopic Dermatitis With Topical JAK Inhibitor By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    RAPID IMPROVEMENT IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS WITH TOPICAL JAK INHIBITOR

    A topical pan-Janus kinase inhibitor significantly improved atopic dermatitis after 8 weeks in a randomized, multidose, vehicle-controlled...

  • How to Stop Anti-Science By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    HOW TO STOP ANTI-SCIENCE

    A couple of weeks ago, I received a text from my aunt that included a link to a physician-created YouTube video about the COVID vaccine....

    Vaccination
  • How Did Pregnant Women Fare After COVID Shot? By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    HOW DID PREGNANT WOMEN FARE AFTER COVID SHOT?

    You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz

    Pregnant
  • Big Win in Psoriasis for Dual IL-17A/17F Inhibitor By MedPage Today   -   Sep 17, 2021

    BIG WIN IN PSORIASIS FOR DUAL IL-17A/17F INHIBITOR

    Simultaneous inhibition of interleukin-17A and 17F with bimekizumab led to more rapid clearance of plaque psoriasis in significantly...