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Trump's Pick for Drug Czar Pulls Out After Investigation The decision follows a report by the Washington Post and 60 Minutes that showed Rep. Tom Marino spearheaded legislation that made it harder for the government to police the
High-Dose Vitamin D and URIs in Kids A study compared high-dose and standard-dose vitamin D in the prevention of viral URIs in children. <br /> <i>Medscape Pediatrics</i
FDA Clears Ustekinumab (Stelara) for Plaque Psoriasis in Teens For at least two thirds of patients aged 12 to 17 years who were treated with ustekinumab, cleared skin or minimal psoriasis was achieved at week 12 in a phase 3 study. <br /> <i
The Data Show What I Expected… In the absence of definitive clinical guidance, confirmation bias may guide decision making. <br /> <i>Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology</i
CANVAS: Straight Talk Needed on Amputation Risk Can a meta-analysis of two different studies or data from observational studies overcome the clinical concern about the clear-cut amputation risk with canagliflozin seen in the
GSK Shingles Vaccine Shingrix Gets First Okay in Canada Shingrix, given in two doses 2 to 6 months apart, is for adults aged 50 years and older. It was shown to achieve ≥90% efficacy in clinical trials. <br /> <i>International
Trump Axes ACA Cost-Sharing Subsidy Payments to Insurers The decision represents another effort by the White House to dismantle the ACA after Congressional Republican attempts failed. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Nutrition Training for Young Doctors Lacks Bite Although medical schools teach basics, offer online courses, or have 'healthy kitchens,' nutrition education for young doctors may well be inadequate. <br /> <i>Medscape Med
There Is No Medical Response to Nuclear War Dr Lundberg discusses practical prescriptions for preventing nuclear war, including four of his own. <br /> <i>Medscape Internal Medicine</i
Trump Signs Order to Expand Low-Cost, Low-Benefit Plans The president directs departments to develop new regulations allowing expansion of association health plans and limited-duration policies, potentially imperiling ACA exchanges. <
We Need Consistency, Not Complacency, to Improve Public Health Obesity has been normalized to become the problem clinicians don't see and therefore don't treat, but recent data showing that one in five kids and teens are obese should shock us
From Obese Kid to Practicing Physician: An MD’s Personal Story Dr Paul Grewal shares his story of his battle against obesity and how he uses his personal struggle to support his patients with obesity and diabetes. <br /> <i>Medscape Family
A Delicate Balance: Pain Management and Opioid Use Disorder An understanding of opioid use disorder is essential for effective and appropriate pain management. <br /> <i>Medscape Nurses</i
Is Nebulized Hypertonic Saline More Effective for Bronchiolitis? A multisite pediatric emergency department study compared hypertonic and normal saline nebulizer treatments for bronchiolitis. <br /> <i>Medscape Pediatrics</i