• Cannabis Vaping Skyrockets in High School Students By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    CANNABIS VAPING SKYROCKETS IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    Just as reports of severe lung illnesses related to vaping began to make headlines in 2019, rates of cannabis vaping among high school...

  • Bone Density Scans and Cardiovascular Disease: Two Birds, One Stone? By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    BONE DENSITY SCANS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: TWO BIRDS, ONE STONE?

    Women's osteoporosis screening results could also aid in the evaluation of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk, according to...

    Osteoporosis, AIDS
  • Can Curbing Thirst for Sugary Drinks Reduce Colon Cancer? By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    CAN CURBING THIRST FOR SUGARY DRINKS REDUCE COLON CANCER?

    A higher intake of sugar-sweetened beverages in adulthood and adolescence was associated with an increased risk of early-onset colorectal...

    Cancer, Adolescence
  • House Tussles Over Bill to Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    HOUSE TUSSLES OVER BILL TO LET MEDICARE NEGOTIATE DRUG PRICES

    Republican and Democratic lawmakers grappled with the issue of high drug costs at a subcommittee hearing of the House Committee on...

    Drugs
  • Teen Social Media Addiction? Consider Race-Based Trauma By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    TEEN SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION? CONSIDER RACE-BASED TRAUMA

    The rise of social media activism and wide circulation of news on police killings of unarmed Black men might have increased the prevalence...

    Adolescence
  • Another COVID-19 Side Effect: 'Zoom Dysmorphia' By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    ANOTHER COVID-19 SIDE EFFECT: 'ZOOM DYSMORPHIA'

    As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., millions of people turned to video conferencing for work and social interaction - and...

    Face
  • Alzheimer's Pathology Linked to Diet By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    ALZHEIMER'S PATHOLOGY LINKED TO DIET

    People who followed a Mediterranean-style diet closely had less amyloid and tau pathology, increased brain volume in regions vulnerable...

    Diet, Brain, Alzheimer
  • Q&A: Talking Health IT With Micky Tripathi By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    Q&A: TALKING HEALTH IT WITH MICKY TRIPATHI

    What does the future hold for health information technology? MedPage Today Washington Editor Joyce Frieden talked with Micky Tripathi,...

  • Rise in Advanced Cancers; End-of-Life Care for Kids; No Timeline for Grief By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    RISE IN ADVANCED CANCERS; END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR KIDS; NO TIMELINE FOR GRIEF

    As some experts predicted, the sharp decline in cancer screening during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has fueled an increase...

    Cancer
  • After the Pandemic: Will Emergency Medicine Ever Be the Same? By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    AFTER THE PANDEMIC: WILL EMERGENCY MEDICINE EVER BE THE SAME?

    For MedPage Today's "After the Pandemic" series, we asked our editorial board members to discuss what significant and lasting effects...

  • Docs React to Medical Stand-Up Comedy By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    DOCS REACT TO MEDICAL STAND-UP COMEDY

    Mikhail Varshavski, DO, who goes by "Doctor Mike" on social media, is a board-certified family medicine physician at the Atlantic Health...

  • Tracking the Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    TRACKING THE EVOLUTION OF SARS-COV-2

    Researchers have had an unprecedented front-row seat to real-time viral evolution with SARS-CoV-2, which has achieved significant genetic...

  • Thiotepa-Based Conditioning Promising for Primary CNS Lymphoma By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    THIOTEPA-BASED CONDITIONING PROMISING FOR PRIMARY CNS LYMPHOMA

    Two commonly used thiotepa-based conditioning regimens were associated with favorable outcomes among patients with primary central...

    Lymphoma
  • Private Practices' Share of U.S. Medicine Continues to Shrink By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    PRIVATE PRACTICES' SHARE OF U.S. MEDICINE CONTINUES TO SHRINK

    Fewer than half of U.S. physicians worked in private practice during 2020, continuing a trend that has accelerated in recent years,...

  • Adios, Vaccine Patents; CDC OKs Mock Cruises; Factory Troubles at Lilly By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    ADIOS, VACCINE PATENTS; CDC OKS MOCK CRUISES; FACTORY TROUBLES AT LILLY

    Note that some links may require registration or subscription. The Biden administration announced its support for waiving patent protections...

    Vaccination
  • Primary Care Needs an Overhaul, Report Says By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    PRIMARY CARE NEEDS AN OVERHAUL, REPORT SAYS

    WASHINGTON - Primary care needs an overhaul if it is going to work the way that it should in the U.S., according to a report from the...

  • APA 2021 Roundup: New Antipsychotic Class, Anxious America By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    APA 2021 ROUNDUP: NEW ANTIPSYCHOTIC CLASS, ANXIOUS AMERICA

    Some of the latest research advancements in the field of psychiatry presented at the American Psychiatric Association virtual meeting...

  • Lawmakers Lambast Organ Procurement Lobbyists By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    LAWMAKERS LAMBAST ORGAN PROCUREMENT LOBBYISTS

    Organ procurement organizations have been exploiting taxpayers for decades - NHL and NFL season tickets, board meetings in California...

  • Neurosurgeon Settles Kickback, Unnecessary Spine Surgery Charges By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    NEUROSURGEON SETTLES KICKBACK, UNNECESSARY SPINE SURGERY CHARGES

    South Dakota neurosurgeon Wilson Asfora, MD, and his two medical device distribution companies, agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle...

  • Op-Ed: Are the Immunosuppressed Responding to Two Doses? By MedPageToday   -   May 7, 2021

    OP-ED: ARE THE IMMUNOSUPPRESSED RESPONDING TO TWO DOSES?

    Back in March, we published in JAMA and reported here in MedPage Today that only 17% of immunosuppressed transplant patients - in stark...