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Pediatric Concussion Consensus Limited by Weak Evidence New recommendations for the prevention, evaluation, and management of concussion in youth athletes are limited by the quantity and quality of evidence in the literature. <br /> <i
10 Smart Ways to Deal With Challenging Patients Almost every doctor has challenging encounters with some patients. Here are 10 solutions to bridge communication barriers and create a visit that benefits everyone. <br /> <i>
&#39;Best in Class&#39; Diabetes Drugs Compared in Head-to-Head Trial A1c was reduced significantly more with oral semaglutide versus empagliflozin in a comparison of the type 2 diabetes drugs, but the former still lacks evidence of CV efficacy. <br
Vitamin E Acetate Now Directly Linked to Vaping Injury: CDC Vitamin E acetate was universally found in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples from patients with vaping lung injury, providing the first direct evidence of vitamin E acetate at
Even A Little Running Lowers Risk for Death Less than an hour a week of running can significantly reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and death. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
The Week That Wasn&#39;t: Birth Control Patch, Only-Child Obesity, Cat Scratch Sepsis Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained. <br /> <i>Medscape</i
Omega-3 and Vit D of No Benefit for Kidney Function in Diabetes Neither vitamin D3 nor omega-3 fatty acids affected eGFR at 5 years in a sub-study of the VITAL trial. Doctors need to make it clear to patients that there are no benefits of these
No Increased CVD Event Risk With ADHD Meds in Kids With Autism A database analysis of more than 300,000 individuals concludes there is no increased risk for adverse cardiovascular events associated with the use of stimulant medications by
CMS Sharpens Weapon to Kick &#39;Problematic&#39; Docs Out of Medicare CMS said the new Medicare authority will apply only to limited cases where clinicians have harmed patients. CMS refined aspects of this plan in response to concerns raised by
Five-Minute Injection May Offer an Effective Option for PTSD A quick injection that blocks the stellate ganglion relieves symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, including distress, anxiety, and depression, and may represent a new
Preventable Deaths More Common in Rural America There remains a "persistent and striking" gap between rural and urban Americans in the five leading causes of death in the US; health officials call for redoubled
Giving Birth Even Once Linked to Worse Cardiovascular Health Mothers, particularly multiparous ones, may need targeted interventions to prevent heart disease later in life, a study found. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Vascular Risk in 30s Linked to Brain Pathology at 70 The results suggest that vascular risk monitoring should begin earlier than it currently occurs in order to prevent future dementia risk, researchers say. <br /> <i>Medscape
Multiple Adverse Events in Kids Linked to Top Causes of Death The public health burden of adverse childhood experiences can be substantially alleviated by evidence-based strategies discussed in a new CDC resource. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical
As Congress Works to Curb Surprise Medical Bills, NY&#39;s Fix Gets Examined Patients who unknowingly use an out-of-network doctor often receive a big bill. New York uses "baseball-style" arbitration as a way to settle payment disputes between
Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation May Head Off Migraine With Vertigo External trigeminal nerve stimulation may be an effective treatment for acute vestibular migraine even when applied well into an attack, a small study suggests. <br /> <i>Medscape
Aducanumab About-Face: Experts Weigh In There's mixed reaction among Alzheimer experts following the recent announcement by the drug company Biogen that it will pursue regulatory approval of its investigational drug
PUFAs: No Benefit for Anxiety, Depression Treatment, Prevention? There is no benefit of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for the prevention/treatment of depression and anxiety. At least one expert cautioned against drawing any firm
&#39;Don&#39;t Screw Anything Up&#39;: The Epidemic of Imposter Syndrome A newly minted oncologist faces the imposter syndrome that comes with giving patients life-and-death diagnoses early in one's career. <br /> <i>Medscape Oncology</i
Emergency Holds Not The Answer for Reducing Opioid Deaths Emergency hold laws to address severe substance use disorder raise bioethical and practical challenges, in the absence of evidence of efficacy, experts say. <br /> <i>Medscape