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…


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…


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…

FDA News

FDA warns Dollar Tree regarding ‘potentially unsafe’ drugs

November 14, 2019
The FDA has sent a warning letter to Greenbrier International, Inc., doing business as Dollar Tree, for receiving over-the-counter drugs made by…

Meeting News

‘Stop and think’ each time you use social media professionally

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Because social media guidelines at the institution, practice setting and professional organizations are often vague or open to…

In the JournalsPerspective

‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…

Meeting News

Say yes — and no — to eliminate physician burnout

November 10, 2019
HOUSTON — The ability to say yes and no can make a significant difference in the ability to prevent or eliminate physician burnout, according…

Meeting News

'Destination care' lowers costs, improves satisfaction in bariatric surgery

November 8, 2019
LAS VEGAS — A national destination care program for bariatric surgery can be both safe and effective, with an analysis suggesting the model is…

Death from preventable causes more common in rural vs. urban US

November 7, 2019
The CDC said it has identified a “persistent and striking gap” in the percentage of rural and urban Americans who die from the top five…

BLOG: November, diabetes awareness and Yanni

November 4, 2019
November is a special month for me in many ways — personal, professional and general. For readers who have followed my blog, they may recall…

Meeting News

Inconsistent, inaccurate information hinders medical cannabis’ potential to ‘revolutionize’ health, wellness

October 30, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — The full impact of legalizing medicinal cannabis in some parts of the U.S. is hindered by inaccurate, inconsistent…

Meeting News

Tandem use of health care technology, communication provides benefits

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Physicians and patients who communicate by utilizing health care–related technology both benefit, according to a…

FDA News

Oncologist could be next FDA commissioner nominee

October 24, 2019
The Trump administration is expected to announce that Stephen M. Hahn, MD, chief medical executive and professor of radiation oncology at The…

BLOG: Daylight saving time and the artificial pancreas

October 23, 2019
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a breakthrough study on the so-called artificial pancreas. This technological innovation…

Meeting News

Guidelines fall short in diagnosing labile hypertension, addressing adherence

October 22, 2019
CHICAGO — There are a number of gaps in the 2017 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology hypertension guideline that…

Meeting News

Everyday solutions to reduce implicit bias in health care

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Unconscious biases remain pervasive in everyday interactions between health care providers and patients and lead to worse…

Meeting News

Despite new guidelines, CVD prevention barriers remain for some patients

October 16, 2019
CHICAGO — Updated guidelines provide clear CVD prevention strategies for most patients, but barriers to optimal treatment in some patients…