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 2022-01-20 07:58 

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COVID at 2 Years: Preparing for a Different 'Normal'...

Experts hope for a better summer and envision an endemic status ahead where health systems will include COVID-19 as part of the yearly respiratory burden. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-20 07:53 

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How the Pandemic Led to Disarray and Discovery...

In the scramble to tackle the virus in real time, entrenched scientific and medical processes were challenged, sometimes leading to mixed results. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-20 07:52 

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The Virus Within: How Misinformation Made the Pandemic Worse...

Based in lack of trust that is often fanned by politicians, the media, and others, misinformation has not only caused arguments but arguably has also cost many lives. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-20 07:50 

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The Pandemic Has Changed Us, Permanently...

Over the past 2 years, Americans have made many changes to how they live, work, play, worship and manage their health. Many experts think some of these changes are here to stay. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-20 07:48 

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COVID-19 Survivors and Experts Share Pandemic 'Silver Linings'...

'Benefit finding' is a skill among some of the more resilient people whose lives have been upended by COVID-19, and experts explain how it can help others. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-19 22:00 

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'Artificial Pancreas' Life-Changing in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes...

A semi-automated insulin delivery system using proprietary software improved time in target blood glucose range in young children aged 5 years, on average, with type 1 diabetes. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-19 21:33 

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New Antifungal Medications Are Sorely Needed...

Better treatment for Candida auris, Aspergillus and other dangerous fungal pathogens is slow to come, even as rates of drug resistance rise. New therapies are in the pipeline, and hospital practices can help. Knowable Magazine...

 2022-01-19 21:17 

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Cardiac Function Normalizes by 3 Months in MIS-C in Study...

Most children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome related to COVID-19 infection show recovery of cardiac function by 3 months. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-19 21:15 

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Can an Equation to Help Determine Kidney Health Be Racist?...

A reckoning in medicine has upended the use of race in calculating kidney function, spurring institutional change. Undark...

 2022-01-19 20:20 

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Yellen: Biden Pandemic Relief 'Like a Vaccine' for Economy...

President Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan 'acted like a vaccine for the American economy, protecting our recovery from the possibility of new variants,' Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said. Associated Press...

 2022-01-19 19:59 

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Starbucks Nixes Vaccine Mandate After Supreme Court Ruling...

'We respect the court's ruling and will comply,' Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver wrote in a company memo. Starbucks employs 228,000 people in the US. Associated Press...

 2022-01-19 19:33 

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Sotomayor, Gorsuch Deny Report They Were at Odds Over Masks...

"Reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask surprised us. It is false. While we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends." Associated Press...

 2022-01-19 19:22 

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Omicron Variant Wave Over in South Africa...

The news offers hope for other countries that their Omicron surges may soon be over. That said, hospitalizations and deaths didn't increase as much in South Africa as they have elsewhere. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-19 19:15 

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Addressing the Mental Health Crisis Among Kids and Teens...

WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Adelaide Robb, MD, Division Chief, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's National Hospital, about addressing the growing mental health crisis among children and adolescents. WebMD...

 2022-01-19 19:08 

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ACP Advocates Outpatient Care of Uncomplicated Diverticulitis...

Clinical guidelines from the ACP on the diagnosis and management of diverticulitis emphasized reduced use of antibiotics, outpatient management, and informed decision-making prior to elective surgery. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-19 18:52 

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West Virginia Lawmakers Introduce 15-Week Abortion Ban...

Both the Florida and West Virginia bills would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks except in a medical emergency or in the case of a severe fetal abnormality. Associated Press...

 2022-01-19 18:51 

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Children and COVID-19: US Sees Almost 1 Million New Cases...

Over the 3-week stretch from December 17 to January 13, weekly cases increased by 394%. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-19 18:50 

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Biden Administration Plans Giveaway of 400 Million Masks...

The plan is a response to growing pressure from public health experts to encourage Americans to stop using cloth masks that don't work as well against the Omicron variant. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-19 18:42 

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An Ivermectin Study With No Mention of COVID Fell Under Scrutiny...

A PLOS journal has issued an expression of concern for a 2018 paper which claimed that ivermectin could be useful as a way to control dengue fever. Retraction Watch...

 2022-01-19 18:34 

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Testing and Treatment for COVID-19 and Influenza...

Given the similarities between symptoms of influenza and COVID-19, distinguishing between the two diseases when both are spreading in the community is challenging. CDC Expert Commentary...

 2022-01-19 18:30 

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Cervical Cancer Screening Rates on the Decline in the US...

The most common reason for not receiving up-to-date screening was a lack of knowledge about the need for cervical cancer screening. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-19 18:25 

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FFive Things You Should Know About 'Free' At-Home COVID Tests...

Telling insurance companies to pay for rapid COVID-19 tests is just the latest COVID-related cost the federal government expects them to bear. But who really ends up paying for it? Kaiser Health News...

 2022-01-19 18:24 

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Racial Inequities in Offering New Technologies for Diabetes...

Dr Plotzker discusses inequities in prescribing advanced technology for patients with diabetes, noting that Black patients are least likely to have access and use these devices. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology...

 2022-01-19 18:16 

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Florida Suspends Health Official in Probe Over Vaccine Law...

A health official has been put on administrative leave as state officials investigate whether he tried to compel employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in violation of state law. Associated Press...

 2022-01-19 18:12 

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Confusion, Lawsuit Follow Virginia Governor's Order on Masks...

Youngkin's order said parents of any child in elementary or secondary schools or a school-based early childcare or educational program "may elect for their children not to be subject to any mask mandate." Associated Press...

 2022-01-19 18:02 

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Parent Group Warns of Social Media/Eating Disorders Link...

A 2.5 million-member advocacy group sent an advisory warning that social media's January onslaught of messages for dieting and weight loss may be harmful to kids struggling with weight and body image. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-19 17:56 

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Is COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Just Needle Phobia?...

F. Perry Wilson asks why so many people object to vaccines, yet they accept other medicines without a hue and cry. Medscape...

 2022-01-19 17:34 

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College COVID-19 Policies Controversial as New Semester Begins...

Some schools have gone virtual to begin the semester. Critics of virtual learning have charged that universities have ignored science and are enforcing COVID-19 policies that are unfair to students. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-19 15:53 

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Negative Home COVID Test No 'Free Pass' for Kids, Study Finds...

A new study shows that the performance of COVID tests in children falls below standards for diagnostic accuracy set by regulatory agencies in the US and elsewhere. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-19 15:41 

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Two Studies Detail the Dangers of COVID-19 in Pregnancy...

The problems were more likely if the infection occurred 28 days or less before the delivery date, the researchers said. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-19 15:34 

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Too Much, Too Little Coffee May Boost Seizure Risk in Epilepsy...

Compared to moderate coffee consumption, high coffee intake is associated with increased risk for a specific seizure type in patients with epilepsy, but so is low consumption. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-19 15:14 

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Fauci: 'Open Question' Whether Omicron Ends Pandemic...

It's much too early to say if the Omicron variant signals the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony Fauci, MD, said. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-19 14:00 

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The Value of Leadership Education in Medical School...

Leadership education can help future physicians learn about the role of doctors away from the patient's bedside. This role can advance care on a systemic level to improve outcomes. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-01-19 14:00 

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Should We Be Gatekeeping Repurposed Drug Discussions?...

Mentioning ivermectin's many demonstrated properties is not yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-01-18 21:39 

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Fourth Vaccine Shot Less Effective Against Omicron...

A fourth shot of the COVID-19 vaccine boosts antibodies but doesn't provide enough protection to prevent infections from the Omicron variant, according to new research at an Israeli hospital. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-18 21:31 

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Subclinical Atrial Disease: A Window to Prevent AF and HF?...

Atrial fibrillation and heart failure may arise from the same 'common soil' of pathogenic mechanisms, rather than one begetting the other, European researchers propose. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-18 21:07 

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Website for Free At-Home COVID Tests Launches Day Early...

The administration said 500 million tests are available to be delivered to homes across the country. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-18 20:58 

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CDC Director Vows to Improve COVID Messaging...

The pandemic threw curveballs that she should have expected, she said, and she should have made it clearer to the public that new guidelines could change quickly as the pandemic shifts. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-18 20:21 

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Study Finds Genetic Factor for COVID Smell and Taste Loss...

The finding could eventually help the 1.6 million people in the US who still can't smell or have had a change in their ability to smell more than 6 months after getting the coronavirus. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-18 16:52 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump Seeds Race Animus With COVID Falsehood...

Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to White people because of their race. Associated Press...

 2022-01-18 16:51 

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COVID Deaths and Cases Are Rising Again at US Nursing Homes...

Nursing homes were the lethal epicenter of the pandemic early on, before the vaccine allowed many of them to reopen to visitors last year. But the wildly contagious variant has dealt them a setback. Associated Press...

 2022-01-18 16:40 

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CDC Updates Mask Guidelines Cloth Masks Least Effective...

The CDC update doesn't come out and say Americans should avoid cloth masks but clarifies that some kinds of masks work better than others. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-18 16:36 

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'Queer Eye' Reminds Healthcare Heroes About Value of Self-Care...

Jereka Thomas-Hockaday knew she needed to slow down and make time for herself amid her busy career in healthcare. She never thought that break would involve a reality TV show. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-18 16:25 

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CDC Projects Up to 62,000 COVID Deaths Over Next Month...

"This week's national ensemble predicts that the number of newly reported COVID-19 deaths will likely increase over the next four weeks." WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-18 16:01 

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'No End in Sight': Texas Abortion Clinics Dealt New Setback...

Texas' ban on most abortions is likely to stay in effect for the foreseeable future. A federal appeals court ruled against sending the case back to the only judge who has ever blocked the restrictions. Associated Press...

 2022-01-18 15:31 

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Fed Website for Free COVID-19 Tests Opens Jan. 19...

The tests will ship within 7 to 12 days after being ordered, senior officials from President Joe Biden's administration said Friday. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-18 15:00 

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Officials Struggle to Regulate Pop-Up Covid Testing Sites...

Officials in some states are sounding the alarm about dubious street testing operators that could put people's personal data, their health, or wallets at risk. Kaiser Health News...

 2022-01-18 14:28 

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Should the Unvaccinated Pay More for Their Healthcare?...

Professor Art Caplan debates whether unvaccinated individuals should have higher insurance premiums. Medscape Business of Medicine...

 2022-01-18 14:00 

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The Cell Structure of an International Medical Graduate's Journey...

How to create your own personal cell structure to get through the USMLE and life. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-01-18 14:00 

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Four Legal Lessons From COVID for Medical Practices...

The four weaknesses that the COVID pandemic exposed in medical practice operations. Medscape Blogs...

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