Meeting News

How to engage in ‘curbside consultations’

April 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Curbside consultations are “desirable and well-accepted when used appropriately” according to a discussion held at…
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VIDEO: Physicians must nurture the engaged patient

April 13, 2019
VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the International Liver Congress 2019, Wayne Eskridge, founder and CEO of the Fatty Liver Foundation…
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Identifying patients who are truly allergic to penicillin, other medications

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — About 95% of patients who say they are allergic to penicillin are really not, according to a presentation at the American…
Meeting News

Most teen smoking prevention efforts ‘on wrong track’

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Most health care providers are “blind” to the proper way of preventing and stopping smoking among teenagers…
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ACP: Telemedicine has potential to improve patient care, reduce costs

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Telehealth has the “tremendous potential” to improve access to care for patients, enhance patient-physician…
Meeting News

Identifying, dispelling medical myths

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Physicians may inadvertently practice medicine that includes long-debunked myths, a speaker at the American College of…
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ACP Opening Session stresses importance of friendships to combat burnout

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Positive, supportive relationships with others can help improve the well-being of both patients and physicians, according to the…
In the Journals

ED visits double among US teens considering suicide

April 11, 2019
Researchers have identified a surge in the number of American children presenting to EDs who have considered or attempted suicide. They estimated…
In the Journals

Former NFL players have more Alzheimer’s protein markers than non-athletes

April 10, 2019
Living former NFL players with at least one concussion or traumatic brain injury had higher levels of the protein marker tau, commonly associated…
In the Journals

Youth disclose abuse in text messaging–based crisis service

April 9, 2019
Study findings indicated that young people seeking help for maltreatment disclosed their experiences through short message services-based crisis…

NYC pushes measles vaccination with state of emergency

April 9, 2019
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency today because of an ongoing measles outbreak. Residents of Brooklyn’s…
Feature

Battle over Affordable Care Act resurfaces

April 9, 2019
Legal and political battles have put the fate of the Affordable Care Act, and health care for millions of Americans, back into the spotlight and…

WHO committee estimates eradication of polio in Nigeria within the year

April 8, 2019
Nigeria will likely eradicate polio by the end of 2019, according to WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunizations, also known as…
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Removing nonmedical vaccine exemptions improves herd immunity

April 5, 2019
BALTIMORE — Vaccine coverage among children entering kindergarten improved with more stringent state mandates that did not allow nonmedical vaccine…
In the Journals

Long-term cotrimoxazole improves outcomes in children with HIV/AIDS

April 4, 2019
A recent study found that long-term cotrimoxazole treatment reduces mortality and morbidity in children with HIV by altering their gut microbiome and…
Feature

As Gottlieb leaves, what’s next for FDA?

April 4, 2019
As Norman “Ned” E. Sharpless, MD, prepares to become acting FDA commissioner in a few days, experts are divided in how he should address…
In the Journals

Infective endocarditis caused by A. urinae in pediatric patient

April 3, 2019
Research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society describes the course of disease and treatment of an 11-year old boy…
FDA News

FDA investigating possible link between e-cigarettes, seizures

April 3, 2019
The FDA is investigating a potential link between the use of e-cigarettes and a risk for seizures, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said in a…
Feature

Experts discuss rare link between concussion, suicide

April 2, 2019
The most recent CDC data show an estimated 329,290 children were treated in United States for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a…
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Clinical guidelines from North American specialty societies often biased, have conflicts of interest

April 2, 2019
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often call for greater use of services associated to their own…