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 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...

 2022-01-17 22:33 

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Can Supercomputers Really Keep Up With the Human Brain?...

Data scientists face new challenges as their efforts to examine every single neuron in the human brain place extreme processing demands on supercomputers. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-17 21:38 

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Concussion Sequelae Boost Alzheimer's Risk...

Post-traumatic amnesia and chronic vascular lesions are risk factors for subsequent Alzheimer's disease following traumatic brain injury, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-17 18:37 

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Long-Term Adjunctive Edaravone for ALS: Latest Findings...

Adding IV edaravone to riluzole for a year provides no additional benefit in terms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progression, time to ventilation, or survival versus riluzole alone, new research shows. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-17 14:54 

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Higher Cardiorespiratory Fitness Cuts Incident Diabetes Risk...

A single-center, retrospective, observational study of more than 8700 adults in Saudi Arabia showed that increased cardiorespiratory fitness reduced the risk for incident type 2 diabetes. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-15 00:30 

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FDA Approves Two Oral JAK Inhibitors for Atopic Dermatitis...

Upadacitinib and abrocitinib are the first oral JAK inhibitors approved for treating atopic dermatitis. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-15 00:01 

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FDA Updates Status of iPLEDGE Access Problems...

The Isotretinoin Products Manufacturers Group has "created a new tool within the system to help resolve account access for some user groups without using the call center." Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-14 22:42 

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Ivermectin Scripts for COVID Cost Insurers Nearly $130M Annually...

Most prescriptions are being written for COVID-19, although there's no evidence that it's effective against the virus. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-14 22:18 

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Docs Pen Open Letter to Support Fauci From Partisan 'Attacks'...

Fed up with personal attacks directed at the nation's top infectious disease expert, leading scientists and physicians sign an open letter of support and gratitude for Fauci's 'sagacious counsel.' Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-14 21:49 

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Antidepressants: Is Less More?...

A new review suggests antidepressants' efficacy is questionable, leading researchers to recommend that when these agents are prescribed, it should be for shorter periods. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-14 21:34 

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Why Your COVID Test Results Take That Long...

The journey of the nasal swab -- from the collection point to the test results arriving by text or email -- is more involved and complicated than most people realize. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-14 21:32 

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Jan 14 2022 This Week in Cardiology...

Xeno-transplantation, weight loss drugs, DOAC coverage, vitamin D, LAAC and frailty, and recalled LVADs are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week's podcast. This podcast is intended for US health professionals only. theheart.org on Meds...

 2022-01-14 21:24 

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Almost All Teens in ICU With COVID Were Unvaccinated, Study Shows...

Nearly all teenagers admitted to intensive care units because of COVID-19 were unvaccinated, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-14 21:05 

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Pandemic Weighing on Docs' Happiness Outside of Work: Survey...

Yet despite the struggles of caring for COVID-19 patients and managing their personal lives, many physicians make an effort to attend to their own well-being. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-14 18:31 

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COVID-19: Ethics and the Unvaccinated...

WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, Director, Division of Medical Ethics, New York University, about the ethical issues around criticizing and triaging the unvaccinated in hospitals. WebMD...

 2022-01-14 18:06 

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As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls...

Just 18% of 5- to 11-year-olds are vaccinated, with rates varying sharply across the US, a KHN analysis of federal data shows. Pediatricians say the slow pace and geographic disparities are alarming. Kaiser Health News...

 2022-01-14 17:59 

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NPs, PAs Say Stop Attacks and Support Healthcare Colleagues...

Leaders of PA and NP organizations say comments on PAs should focus on quality patient care, not name-change semantics. Medscape Family Medicine...

 2022-01-14 16:41 

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Murphy Signs Bill Enshrining Abortion Into NJ State Law...

"Regardless of whether or not the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, New Jersey's position in support of the right to reproductive autonomy will remain clear and unchanged," Murphy said. Associated Press...

 2022-01-14 16:30 

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Texas Sues Planned Parenthood Over $10M in Medicaid Payments...

Planned Parenthood called the lawsuit "another political attack" in Texas. Associated Press...

 2022-01-14 16:21 

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NYC Mayor Considering Virtual Learning Plan for Schools...

As of Wednesday, attendance district-wide was 76%. In a district of nearly a million students, that means about 220,000 were either out sick or otherwise missing school. Associated Press...

 2022-01-14 15:16 

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Spotify Pressured to Stop Joe Rogan COVID Misinformation...

More than 250 medical professionals have signed an open letter urging Spotify to stop the spread of COVID-19 misinformation, specifically calling out the Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) podcast. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-14 15:02 

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Omicron Surge Pushing US Healthcare System to the Limit...

As hospitals fill with patients again, experts and workers say damage to the industry may be long-lasting. "It has exploded. We're in a crisis, red-tier situation again." WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-14 14:08 

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MedPAC Draws AMA Ire With Vote on 2023 Physician Pay...

An influential federal panel gave its okay to a mandated freeze on a base rate for Medicare clinician pay but sought to revisit this issue in the future. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-14 14:00 

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I Took COVID Precautions and Still Got a Breakthrough Infection...

One researcher's experience is evidence of just how vulnerable we still are in this pandemic. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-01-14 00:37 

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Outrage, Praise for CMS' Proposed Aducanumab Payment Policy...

Reaction to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed decision to restrict coverage of the controversial and expensive Alzheimer's disease drug aducanumab has been swift and polarized. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-13 21:37 

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The Death of Expertise...

With the pandemic, writes Dr William Wilkoff, a sense of urgency has thrust onto the world stage opinions that in the past might have been quietly held theories based on preliminary studies. Medscape Pediatrics...

 2022-01-13 20:57 

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Symptoms Common in High-Risk, Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer...

"Even in early-stage disease, ovarian cancer is not necessarily a silent disease." Medscape Medical News...

 2022-01-13 20:45 

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COVID-19 Pill Rollout Stymied by Shortages as Omicron Rages...

Doctors are clamoring for the pills now, not just because omicron is causing an explosion of cases but because two antibody drugs that were once the go-to treatments don't work as well against the variant. Associated Press...

 2022-01-13 20:33 

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Biden: More Masks, COVID Tests, and Troops to Battle Omicron...

The president announced three strategies to protect Americans during the Omicron surge. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-13 20:30 

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Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate for Businesses...

The vote was 6-3 against the large business mandate and 5-4 in favor of the healthcare worker mandate. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-13 19:30 

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NYC High School Students Stage Walkout Over COVID Measures...

Students walked out of schools across New York City on Tuesday afternoon to protest inadequate COVID-19 protections and insist on a remote learning option until conditions improve. WebMD Health News...

 2022-01-13 19:13 

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Oral Buprenorphine Tied to Severe Tooth Decay, FDA Warns...

Orally dissolving medications containing buprenorphine are linked to severe dental problems, including total tooth loss, the FDA warns. Medscape Medical News...

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