Commentary

Cardiology Today’s ‘top news’ of the past decade and a look ahead

January 24, 2020
This was an odd decade — uneven and erratic for the biggest killer and contributor to poor quality of life in the United States, CVD; yet…

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Trump’s claim to have ‘saved’ preexisting conditions clashes with record

January 24, 2020
Earlier this month, health care policy suddenly managed to steal some headlines away from impeachment and the ongoing horserace of the 2020…

Guest Editorial

Refresh your practice

January 23, 2020
In this guest editorial, Wayne B. Jonas, MD, the executive director of Samueli

Feature

Five ways to maximize EHR use

January 20, 2020
Electronic health records promised to save time but instead, findings show that primary care physicians spend almost 6 hours a day on them. …

Feature

Five ways climate change impacts health — and how clinicians can mitigate its effect

January 16, 2020
Although the link between climate change and health is “becoming increasingly clear,” the medical community is generally unaware of how…

FDA, NIDA call for marijuana legislation to advance public health

January 15, 2020
Leaders from the FDA and the National Institute on Drug Abuse said during a recent House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing that there is a…

The Take Home

The Take Home: AHA Scientific Sessions

January 10, 2020
The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions had several presentations with major implications for cardiology, most notably the ISCHEMIA and…

In the Journals

Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…

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Despite its advantages, experts have ‘grave concerns’ about big tech in health care

January 8, 2020
Google recently began working with Ascension — one of the nation’s largest health care systems — to collect the health information…

In the Journals

Societies emphasize multidisciplinary team management in mitral valve repair

January 3, 2020
Having a multidisciplinary team is key to managing patients being considered for transcatheter mitral valve interventions, according to a…

ACA’s individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, case sent back to district court

December 19, 2019
On Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced that it agreed with a district court that the Affordable Care Act’s individual…

Feature

Telemedicine ‘not a perfect solution’ to health care access issues

December 19, 2019
WASHINGTON The use of telemedicine has improved access to care for patients in rural areas while saving millions of dollars in travel…

HHS unveils plan to allow states to import drugs from Canada

December 18, 2019
Today, HHS officials announced that they are seeking public input on two broad strategies that would, for the first time, allow “safe and…

Breaking News

Societies at odds over PCI for left main disease; questions of trial conduct draw response

December 12, 2019
The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery has withdrawn its support for the left main disease recommendations of the 2018 European…

Perspective

For the first time, more women than men are in medical school

December 12, 2019
Women made up the majority of enrolled medical students in the United States for the first time, according to data for the 2019-2020 academic year…

In the Journals

News about Trump negatively impacts medical interns’ moods

December 10, 2019
Heavy workloads, medical errors and sleep deprivation are recognized factors that can affect the mental health of training physicians. Recently…

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Proposed legislation to lower drug prices: What clinicians need to know

December 9, 2019
Several bills have been introduced recently to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs. “Despite partisan gridlock in Washington, both…

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Some experts, lawmakers concerned about Hahn’s agenda as FDA commissioner

December 3, 2019
In an 18 to 5 vote earlier today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee sent the nomination of Stephen M. Hahn

FDA News

FDA warns 15 companies for selling products containing CBD

November 26, 2019
The FDA recently issued warning letters to 15 companies for illegally selling products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, according to a press release.

In the Journals

US life expectancy drops after decades of improvement

November 26, 2019
Life expectancy among adults in the United States increased for nearly 6 decades but eventually slowed over time and then dropped for 3 straight…