TOP IN ENDOCRINOLOGY: OBESITY AND COVID-19, TELEHEALTH TIPS

Results of two studies conducted in China showed that obesity may triple the odds of having more severe COVID-19 symptoms. This was...

PALLIATIVE CARE MAY REDUCE READMISSIONS, MECHANICAL VENTILATION FOR HF

Veterans who received palliative care during HF admissions had less mechanical ventilation and fewer readmissions compared with those...

 
 
 

TOP-RANKED CANCER CENTERS SUPERIOR TO AFFILIATES IN SURVIVAL OUTCOMES

Patients who undergo complex cancer surgery at top-ranked cancer centers achieve better survival outcomes than patients who undergo...

VIRTUAL CHECKLIST PREPARES PATIENTS FOR VIRTUAL CARE AT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL

As the COVID-19 pandemic limited options for musculoskeletal care by requiring practices to stratify patients based on the urgency...

 
 
 

COVID-19 CONFERS SIMILAR RISK FOR SEVERE DISEASE IN PATIENTS WITH, WITHOUT HIV

Patients with COVID-19 who were also HIV-positive experienced a similar risk for severe disease, ICU admission and death due to COVID-19...

STEWARDSHIP IN THE PEDIATRICIAN'S OFFICE: DIAGNOSTIC CERTAINTY IN ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA

In this bimonthly column, pediatric infectious disease specialists Asif Noor, MD, FAAP, and Ulka Kothari, MD, share valuable insight...

 
 
 

CURRENT THERAPIES, GUIDELINES INADEQUATE TO MANAGE CV EVENTS IN RHEUMATIC DISEASES

Although patients with rheumatic diseases are at increased risk for cardiovascular events, risk stratification tools and available...

IT'S A PUZZLEMENT

This is the time of year when I often reflect on progress in the area of my greatest clinical interest, genitourinary oncology. The...

 
 
 

FDA GRANTS BREAKTHROUGH THERAPY STATUS TO TWO CANCER THERAPIES

The FDA granted breakthrough therapy status to two cancer therapies. One designation applies to use of mobocertinib by patients with...

FDA APPROVES ONCOLOGY, HEMATOLOGY THERAPIES

The FDA approved several therapies for oncology or hematology indications. They include: The FDA based the approval on results of the...

 
 
 

TWO REGIMENS RECEIVE PRIORITY REVIEW

The FDA granted priority review to two cancer treatment regimens. CC-486 received priority review for maintenance treatment of certain...

TELEHEALTH PROVIDES WINDOW FOR CONTACT LENS SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

While recent data have shown no increased risk for COVID-19 through contact lens wear and indicates that the use of contact lenses...

 
 
 

PATIENT, PHYSICIAN SATISFACTION HIGH FOR DEXTENZA AFTER CATARACT SURGERY

High visualization, ease of use and greater pain reduction for up to 30 days after cataract surgery led to higher patient and physician...

TB IN WOMEN ASSOCIATED WITH HIV INFECTION AND AGING

Tuberculosis among pregnant women in Ethiopia independently correlated with HIV infection and increasing age, which suggests that young...

 
 
 

ANTI-MÜLLERIAN HORMONE RECEPTOR COULD HELP DETERMINE PCOS PHENOTYPE, SEVERITY

Levels of anti-Müllerian hormone and the soluble anti-Müllerian hormone receptor 2 could indicate the severity of glucose metabolism...

PRIMARY ALDOSTERONISM ‘COMMON AND UNRECOGNIZED' CAUSE OF HYPERTENSION

Researchers are urging clinicians to screen for primary aldosteronism more often after finding evidence that the condition is more...

 
 
 

AAP: KIDS CAN BENEFIT FROM RESISTANCE TRAINING WITH PROPER SUPERVISION

The AAP issued a revised policy statement regarding resistance training, saying children of all ages can benefit from it under the...

TEENS INCREASED SKIN PROTECTION HABITS AFTER INTERVENTION WITH FACE-AGING APP

An intervention in secondary schools in southeastern Brazil using a face-aging app resulted in an increase in protective measures used...

 
 
 

GLOBAL CASES OF HIP, KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS EXCEED 300 MILLION

There were more than 300 million cases of hip and knee osteoarthritis reported worldwide in 2017, with figures expected to rise even...

CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS LINKED TO INCREASED KIDNEY DISEASE RISK

Exposure to seven types of environmental chemicals may play a role in elevating the risk for kidney disease, according to study results. “Recently,...

 
 
 



Clotting Tied to COVID-19 May Harm the Placenta

Clotting Tied to COVID-19 May Harm the Placenta

Women who had COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of placental injury, suggesting a new complication of the illness, researchers say. Read more ...

Apartment-Friendly Bodyweight HIIT Workout

Apartment-Friendly Bodyweight HIIT Workout

Workout equipment: None Workout type: 12 Minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Burpees 2. Pike push ups 3. Squat jump in/outs 4. Push up in & outs 5. High knees 6. V up tuck... Read more ...

Mass testing will cut how many people will need to be quarantined by the...

Mass testing will cut how many people will need to be quarantined by the track and trace system

A team led by University of East Anglia simulated a pandemic in the village Haslemere. They estimated that 1.7% of people would need to quarantine if there was mass testing... Read more ...

Hospital in Weston-super-Mare shut to new patients 'sees 40% of staff test...

Hospital in Weston-super-Mare shut to new patients 'sees 40% of staff test positive for Covid-19'

A memo leaked to a local newspaper revealed Weston General Hospital, which has around 2,000 staff, warned of a high rate of coronavirus cases among medics. Read more ...

US pharmacies plan for surge in flu vaccines as two-thirds of Americans plan...

US pharmacies plan for surge in flu vaccines as two-thirds of Americans plan to get jab in the fall

US pharmacies are preparing for a surge of customers asking for the flu vaccine as 60% of Americans said in a new poll that they either plan to or definitely will get the jab... Read more ...

President's Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

President's Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

How are you doing? I understand the answer may not be straightforward. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has created exceptional challenges over the last several months. Please let me... Read more ...

Stunning new graphs show how coronavirus is still surging in many US ciites

Stunning new graphs show how coronavirus is still surging in many US ciites

Researchers looked at infection and fatality rates from 116 counties in 33 states. Harrison, Texas has seen daily cases rise from 300 per 100,000 people in mid- April to 3,000... Read more ...

Coronavirus US: Vaccine trial participant fainted after injection

Coronavirus US: Vaccine trial participant fainted after injection

Ian Haydon, 29, from Seattle, Washington, developed a 103.2F fever and fainted at home after receiving his second dose of Moderna Therapueticss' coronavirus vaccine candidate Read more ...

Experts Predict How Coronavirus Will Change Gyms And Workout Classes

Experts Predict How Coronavirus Will Change Gyms And Workout Classes

Be prepared for a new normal with exercise as fitness centers reopen during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

Good Bacteria During Pregnancy can Buffer Autism-like Syndrome Risk

Good Bacteria During Pregnancy can Buffer Autism-like Syndrome Risk

Providing beneficial bacteria to stressed mothers during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy can prevent an autism-like disorder in their offspring, reveals a... Read more ...