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 2022-01-06 16:18 

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Omicron Surge Vexes Parents of Children Too Young for Shots...

During the week of December 27 to January 2, an average of 672 children 17 and under were admitted per day to hospitals with the coronavirus — more than double the number from the previous week. Associated Press...

 2022-01-06 16:15 

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I Saw Firsthand What It Takes to Keep COVID Out of Hong Kong...

On a visit to Hong Kong, ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen encountered a 21-day quarantine, a bevy of COVID tests, universal masking, and, finally, a fear-free family holiday. ProPublica...

 2022-01-06 16:13 

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Migraine Comorbidities: What You Need to Know...

Drs Buse and Lipton share insights on how an in-depth knowledge of these conditions can help improve disease management. American Headache Society and Medscape...

 2022-01-06 16:06 

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eGFR Slope Tracks Kidney Disease in Cardiovascular Trials...

A new review proposes using the slope of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) as a surrogate measure of chronic kidney disease progression in cardiovascular outcome trials. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-06 15:19 

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ECG Challenge: Sudden Palpitations and Shortness of Breath...

A 56-year-old patient with cardiomyopathy lands in the emergency department with shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate. What does his ECG show? Medscape Cardiology...

 2022-01-05 22:58 

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CDC Panel Backs Pfizer Booster Shot for Children 12 and Over...

The 13-1 vote follows FDA approval for a booster dose in that age group on Monday. The committee backed a "should" rather than a "may" recommendation for ages 12-15, and for ages 16-17 as well. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-05 22:41 

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First 'Flurona' Cases Reported in the US...

Health authorities in California, Texas, and Kansas have reported cases of "flurona," in which people have seasonal flu and COVID-19 at the same time. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-05 22:17 

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Statin Therapy Seems Safe in Pregnancy...

Prenatal statin use may pose a risk for preterm birth, but not congenital anomalies, a study from Taiwan including more than 1.4 million pregnant women indicates. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-05 21:56 

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Could Omicron Hasten the Transition From Pandemic to Endemic?...

Experts weigh in on whether the steep jump in cases across the US could hasten 'herd immunity' and a transition to endemic disease. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-05 21:09 

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Walmart, Kroger Raise Price of At-Home COVID Test...

Walmart and Kroger raised the price of one of the most popular and least expensive at-home COVID-19 test kits after the expiration of an agreement with the White House to sell the tests at a lower cost. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-05 21:02 

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US Hospitals Seeing Different Kind of COVID Surge This Time...

Hospitals across the US are feeling the wrath of the Omicron variant and getting thrown into disarray that is different from earlier COVID-19 surges. Associated Press...

 2022-01-05 20:53 

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CDC Defends New COVID Guidance as Doctors Raise Concerns...

Health officials recently shortened the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to 5, creating confusion amid an outbreak of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-05 20:52 

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Stop Gloating Over COVID Deaths Among Anti-Vaxxers...

Bioethicist Art Caplan discusses how supporting and encouraging safe behaviors during COVID-19 doesn't include gloating if someone dies after refusing the vaccine or spreading false information. Medscape Business of Medicine...

 2022-01-05 20:44 

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Schools Should Stay Open Despite Omicron Surge, Biden Says...

'We have no reason to think at this point that Omicron is worse for children than previous variants,' President Joe Biden said. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-05 20:39 

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As Omicron Surges, Hospital Beds Fill, but ICUs Less Affected...

Hospitals across the US are beginning to fill up with COVID-19 patients again, but a smaller proportion of cases are severe enough to move to intensive care or require mechanical ventilation. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-05 18:57 

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Cancer Journal With Hefty Retraction Record Retracts Another 15...

The problematic papers, all from labs in China, were flagged on PubPeer, where more than 70 entries currently exist for the journal. Retraction Watch...

 2022-01-05 18:24 

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Novel Antidepressant Shows Promise as Add-On Therapy...

A novel NMDAR antagonist provides rapid and sustained antidepressant effects in patients with major depression without the dissociative effects common with ketamine, a new phase 2a study suggests. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-05 16:59 

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The Workday May Shift With Climate Change...

As working during the hottest part of the day becomes increasingly infeasible in some parts of the world, work hours may need to adjust, according to a new Nature Communications study. Quick Take...

 2022-01-05 16:56 

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Healthy Black and Hispanic Women Have More Cesareans...

New research offers more insight into potentially dangerous racial disparities in cesarean deliveries. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-05 16:55 

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COVID Breakthrough Infections and Reinfections: Where We Stand...

Drs Angela Rasmussen, Kartik Cherabuddi, and Peter Antevy discuss COVID reinfections and breakthrough infections, as well as the Omicron variant. Medscape Emergency Medicine...

 2022-01-05 16:05 

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HIV+ Patients Get Good Outcomes After Kidney or Liver Transplant...

Patient and graft survival outcomes after 15 years support transplant benefits in HIV population. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-05 15:44 

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California Pushes At-Home Tests for STIs...

California has become the first state to require health insurance to cover home tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as HIV, chlamydia, and syphilis. Kaiser Health News...

 2022-01-05 15:29 

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To Learn How COVID Affects the Ear, Scientists Turn to Cadavers...

Can the novel coronavirus — and other viruses — directly infect the cells that enable hearing and balance? Undark...

 2022-01-05 14:11 

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CDC's Isolation Guidelines Are Inadequate...

The cynics among us doubt that this was based on evolving science but rather suspect that it was in response to pressure from the airline and other industries. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-01-05 14:00 

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The Value of Clinical Experiences Early in Medical School...

Medical schools traditionally focused on providing students an intensive science foundation during the preclinical years. Integrating earlier clinical experiences benefits students and their patients. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-01-05 14:00 

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Healthcare Workplace Violence: Where Did the Gratitude Go?...

Healthcare workers across the nation are feeling the drastic shift from being touted as heroes to enduring unprecedented violence as the nation grapples with COVID. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-01-04 22:34 

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COVID Affects Executive Functioning in Young to Middle-Age Adults...

Those with prior infection, regardless of symptom severity, reported significantly more symptoms of cognitive dysfunction than did non-infected counterparts in the general population. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-04 21:42 

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COVID Case Counts May Be Losing Importance Amid Omicron...

The explosive increase in US coronavirus case counts is raising alarm, but some experts believe the focus should instead be on COVID-19 hospital admissions. Associated Press...

 2022-01-04 21:38 

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AHA Names Top Heart Disease and Stroke Advances for 2021...

Despite COVID-19, researchers made important advances in obesity, hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, stroke care, and precision medicine. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-04 21:07 

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Pro-Vaccine Republican Sen. Rob Portman Contracts COVID-19...

Portman, who was vaccinated and got a booster, said he learned of his condition from an at-home test taken Monday night in preparation for returning to the Capitol. Associated Press...

 2022-01-04 21:06 

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Navy Blocked From Acting Against 35 COVID Vaccine Refusers...

A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Navy from acting against 35 sailors for refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID. Associated Press...

 2022-01-04 20:57 

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Children and COVID: New Cases, Admissions Are Higher Than Ever...

Weekly COVID-19 cases in children passed 300,000 for the first time since the pandemic started. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-04 20:40 

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Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty on 4 of 11 Charges in Fraud Trial...

During the 15-week trial, Holmes testified in her defense and showed regret for missteps. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-04 20:35 

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Are You Feeling the Effects of Healthcare Burnout?...

Keeping healthcare workers safe and healthy is key to maintaining a highly functioning healthcare system that meets patient needs. Medscape Reader Polls...

 2022-01-04 20:33 

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Top 5 Developments in Lung Cancer in 2021...

Advances in gene targets and their treatments dominated the therapeutic landscape for 2021, says Dr Mark Kris. Medscape Oncology...

 2022-01-04 20:27 

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Case Series Show No Consensus on Treatment for Palmoplantar Pustulosis, Generalized Pustular Psoriasis...

"These case series confirm the rarity of both generalized pustular psoriasis and palmoplantar pustulosis...and the lack of effective treatment options," the lead author said. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-04 20:17 

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Hundreds of Prescription Drugs Have Higher Prices in 2022...

The beginning of the new year is the most popular time for drug companies to increase prices, and more will likely come throughout January. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-04 19:38 

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AAN Updates Treatment Guidance on Painful Diabetic Neuropathy...

Although four classes of medications and several nontraditional therapies may help reduce pain due to diabetic neuropathy, opioids are not recommended, the American Academy of Neurology notes. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-04 19:26 

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Need a Pandemic Change? Go Mediterranean...

While the idea of a trip there may be too arduous, with testing and the spread of the Omicron variant, the Mediterranean diet could be the change of pace you need. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-04 18:44 

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Starbucks Says Employees Must Get Vaccine or Test Weekly...

Starbucks is requiring its 228,000 US employees to disclose their vaccination status by Jan. 10. Associated Press...

 2022-01-04 18:33 

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When Laws Shield Hospitals From COVID Liability...

Families who believe their loved ones contracted COVID-19 while hospitalized are finding they have little recourse following a wave of liability shield legislation pushed by business interests. Kaiser Health News...

 2022-01-04 16:52 

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Recently Retired Couple Has Served Over 130K Patients Combined...

Gastroenterologist and pediatrician seek to travel the world after serving their Panama City, Florida community for nearly 40 years. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-04 15:03 

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FDA Lifts Restrictions on Spinal Cord Stimulation System...

Expanded MRI compatibility will allow more patients implanted with the Proclaim XR SCS system to obtain MRI scans when needed and increases efficiencies for radiologists, the manufacturer notes. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-04 14:47 

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US Tops 1 Million Daily COVID-19 Cases...

Monday's unfortunate tally is almost double the previous domestic record of 590,000 set just 4 days ago. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-04 14:00 

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Let's Talk About Imposter Syndrome...

Feel like an imposter? Don't. It's more common than you think. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-01-04 14:00 

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A Doctor Reflects on the Past 2 Years, Looks Ahead to 2022...

Family physician Sophia Tolliver reflects on three lessons learned over the past 2 years and three things she is looking forward to in the new year. Medscape Business of Medicine...

 2022-01-04 13:22 

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COVID-19 Outbreak Hits Research Station in Antarctica...

Two thirds of the 25 workers have tested positive at the station, despite all of them being fully vaccinated and going through several testing stages being allowed entrance. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-03 21:28 

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FDA Backs Pfizer Booster for 12- to 15-Year-Olds...

The agency also took two related actions in the revised emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-03 21:18 

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The Vicious Cycle of Food and Sleep...

More than a third of Americans don't log enough hours in bed, provoking serious impacts on their health. Diet is an important and underrecognized reason. Knowable Magazine...

 2022-01-03 21:08 

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Congress' Doctor Wants 'Maximal Telework' Amid Virus Surge...

Monahan said there have been 'an unprecedented number of cases in the Capitol community affecting hundreds of individuals.' Associated Press...

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