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Having specific health issues, including depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease, as a middle-aged woman was associated with experiencing clinically important declines in health later in life, a new study finds. The most predictive parameters of poorer health at age 65 were cardiovascular disease, clinically significant depressive symptoms, and current smoking. Osteoarthritis, lower education level, and
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I opened my email recently and blurted out a heartbroken expletive that I can’t print here. Another member of our healthcare family had died by suicide. I didn’t know this person well, nor had I known our colleague who died from suicide just a few months before, but I felt as though I had been
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Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is 76% — 10 times higher than it is across the continent of Africa. While people in the wealthy West have had preferred access to multiple rounds of vaccines, vast numbers of people, especially in Africa and on the Indian subcontinent, haven’t received a single dose. This has permitted the virus to
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A genetically modified pig heart has been successfully transplanted into a 57-year-old man who had no other treatment options but is “doing well” 3 days after the procedure, officials at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Baltimore, announced today. “This organ transplant demonstrated for the first time that a genetically modified animal heart can
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Around one in five healthcare workers left medicine during the pandemic — nearly half a million since February 2020, according to federal data. But even pre-pandemic, some healthcare providers were scouting for other career options. MedPage Today spoke with three nurses who, in an unusual twist, chose to chart their own courses as entrepreneurs, managers,
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What could be the nation’s first universal health care system found new life on Thursday after California Democrats proposed steep tax hikes to pay for it, prompting strong opposition from insurers, doctors and Republicans at the start of an election year. Progressives in California’s Democratic-dominated state Legislature have long called for
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If you don’t think it’s important to assess for sleep disorders in your patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), think again. According to Sabra M. Abbott, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at Northwestern University, Chicago, AD is associated with difficulty falling asleep, nighttime awakenings, early morning awakenings, increased daytime sleepiness, decreased sleep efficiency, increased arousals, awakenings, and sleep
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Key Takeaways The primary outcome was the rate of seropositivity after 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine with rates of seropositivity after 1 dose, rates of positive neutralizing antibody (nAb), cellular responses and adverse events as secondary outcomes. Two thirds of patients (67%) with hematological malignancies were seropositive after 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the week. Topics include this year’s
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If you’re one of those who said “weight loss” will be part of their New Year’s Resolutions for 2022, chances are, running is one of the exercises you’re considering to include in your 2022 fitness routine. In general, any type of movement is already better than sitting for hours, so taking it up a notch by hitting the
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Supreme Court appeared to agree Friday with the federal government that it is within its rights to require that healthcare facilities that accept Medicare or Medicaid dollars vaccinate workers against COVID-19, but justices seemed more skeptical that the government
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Among antiseizure medications (ASMs) used as monotherapy in poststroke epilepsy (PSE), lamotrigine is associated with the lowest risk for mortality and valproic acid is associated with the highest risk, new research suggests. Investigators assessed more than 2500 patients, most in their late seventies, using carbamazepine as a comparator. Results showed that valproic acid, phenytoin, and
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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for both sides Friday during oral arguments in two sets of cases involving federal vaccine mandates. “Why isn’t this necessary to abate a grave risk?” Justice Elena Kagan asked Scott Keller, an attorney representing the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a plaintiff in the lawsuit seeking
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There is fear that COVID-19 vaccination could mess up a woman’s menstrual cycle, but a new study is clearing that up with its “reassuring” findings on how the biological preparations tend to affect periods.   Researchers reported Wednesday that they found only a small and temporary change in the menstrual cycle of women who got jabbed
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of the nation’s third-largest school district canceled classes for a third consecutive day as heated negotiations continued with the Chicago Teachers Union over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety measures. The union, which voted this week to
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[embedded content] Mikhail Varshavski, DO, who goes by “Doctor Mike” on social media, is a board-certified family medicine physician at the Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. In this video, Varshavski recounts the story of a patient who came to him after being misdiagnosed by other doctors due to fat-bias. Following
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An obesity prevention program targeted at parents of infants benefited not only firstborn infants but their second-born siblings as well, a new study suggests. According to a statement from the National Institutes of Health, who funded the study, it is the first such infant obesity intervention to show the spillover effect. Findings were published online
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Preschoolers who experienced community-acquired pneumonia in infancy were significantly more likely than those with no history of pneumonia to develop chronic respiratory disorders, based on data from approximately 7000 individuals. “Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) during the first years of life cause injury to the rapidly developing lung at its most critical stage,” wrote Rotem
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With 2022 now upon us, that means planning for the year ahead. Whether you made a resolution, set an intention, or are just trying to get through your to-do list this week, we all have objectives and goals. Below, you’ll find what members of The Lab — our new advisory board of early-career healthcare professionals
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In the clinical experience of Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, atopic dermatitis (AD) patients with severe itch and mild to moderate lesions often fall through the cracks on the road to optimal treatment. Dr Jonathan Silverberg That’s because a disconnect often exists between clinician-reported and patient-reported outcome measures, Silverberg, director of clinical research in
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There is mounting evidence that people who contracted COVID-19 and recovered developed antibodies that could attack their organs and tissues in the long run.  Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center recently reported that a SARS-CoV-2 infection could trigger an immune response involving self-attacking antibodies that could last months after the initial infection and recovery.  Autoantibody Reactivity For
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