Cigna, Cricket Health expand partnership to improve CKD care

March 24, 2020
Cricket Health will expand its collaboration efforts with Cigna to provide better care for Cigna’s patients with late-stage chronic kidney…
Meeting News

SCOT-HEART: Low-attenuation plaque burden predicts MI in angina

March 24, 2020
The strongest predictor of nonfatal or fatal MI in patients who presented with stable chest pain was low-attenuation plaque burden, according to a…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Safely integrating new techniques into a busy practice

March 24, 2020
ORLANDO — At Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is, Jason J. Jones, MD, discusses how he integrates new techniques into his busy practice…
In the Journals

Pediatric patients with soft tissue sarcoma, public insurance may have lower overall survival

March 24, 2020
Published results showed inferior overall survival among pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients with soft tissue sarcoma who had low-income…
In the Journals

Interleukin-1 beta inhibition improves hemoglobin levels, reduces anemia incidence

March 24, 2020
Inflammation inhibition through the interleukin-1 beta/interleukin-6 signaling pathway reduced incidence of anemia and improved hemoglobin levels…
In the Journals

Smoking, daily drinking associated with lower thyroid cancer risk

March 24, 2020
Korean adults who reported being daily smokers and drinkers were less likely to develop thyroid cancer during 5 years of follow-up compared with…
Feature

Q&A: The role of PCPs in cancer care

March 24, 2020
The American Cancer Society estimates there will be approximately 1.8 million new cancer diagnoses and 606,520 cancer-related deaths in the United…
In the Journals

Lower breast cancer risk in RA unexplained by hormonal risk factors

March 24, 2020
Although the risk for breast cancer is reduced among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, there is evidence of an equally pronounced risk reduction…
Blog

BLOG: ODs should close offices during COVID-19 pandemic

March 23, 2020
These are unprecedented times for all of us. The last pandemic was the H1H1 flu virus of 2009. Although that outbreak resulted in over 60 million…

At Issue: How ophthalmologists are handling COVID-19

March 23, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches across the country, physicians have had to modify schedules, evaluate patient needs and change the way their…
In the Journals

PPIs linked to risk for kidney stones in women

March 23, 2020
Risk for kidney stones increased with use of proton pump inhibitors, according to data published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
In the Journals

‘Nature play’ has positive impact on kids’ health, cognitive development

March 23, 2020
Unstructured “nature play” has a positive impact on children’s health and development, including their cognitive development…
Feature

Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19? Experts discuss its promise, risks amid reports of shortages

March 23, 2020
Late last week, President Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the medical industry when he announced in a press conference that the FDA had approved…
In the Journals

Industry payments to academic oncologists common, sometimes sizable compared with salaries

March 23, 2020
Many academic oncologists at U.S. public medical schools receive considerable industry payments, some of which are sizeable compared with their…
In the Journals

Study: Spirometry important in COPD diagnosis

March 23, 2020
The prevalence of undiagnosed COPD was high among a cohort of individuals participating in low-dose CT lung cancer screening, suggesting that the…

AOA: Balancing care, combatting viral spread critical during COVID-19

March 23, 2020
The AOA announced its support of an interim guidance released by the CDC March 17, which detailed strategies for health care facilities to prepare…
FDA News

FDA transitions insulin to new regulatory pathway, opening door for more biosimilars

March 23, 2020
The FDA on Monday announced the formal transition of insulin and certain other biologic drugs to a new regulatory pathway that will better facilitate…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: How to diagnose, classify dysfunctional lens syndrome and cataract

March 23, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2020, Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, gives her…
In the Journals

Greater cumulative glucocorticoids dose confers risk for hypertension

March 23, 2020
High cumulative use of oral glucocorticoids was associated with excess incidence of hypertension, according to research published in the Canadian

BLOG: March Sadness

March 23, 2020
As I drove alongside the eastern border of Michigan State University’s campus, from Hagadorn Road onto Service Road, where our academic office…