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MedPage Today

  • newQuestioning Medicine: Physician Roles in Lethal Injection (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- Joe Weatherly, DO, and Andrew Buelt, DO, co-producers of the podcast, Questioning Medicine, deconstruct issues confronting today's clinicians. In this guest blog, Weatherly gives his take on lethal injections.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 11:21pm -
  • newAntipsychotics for Dementia: CMS Says Use Less
    (MedPage Today) -- Medicare and Medicaid say antipsychotics are still used too often on nursing home dementia units.
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 10:27pm -
  • newUSPSTF: Screen Women for STDs (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- All sexually active young women should be screened for both chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to the USPSTF.
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 9:56pm -
  • newArtificial Sweeteners May Raise Diabetes Risk (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- Consumption of noncaloric artificial sweeteners appeared to induce glucose intolerance in both mice and humans by altering gut microbiota, researchers reported.
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 9:30pm -
  • newACC Softens on 'See It, Stent It'
    (MedPage Today) -- The American College of Cardiology 'wisely' decided to re-think its 'Choosing Wisely' warning on total revascularization.
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:36pm -
  • newRheumReports: Swollen Ears and Enbrel (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- A 46-year-old man with ankylosing spondylitis started treatment with etanercept. His back pain improved -- but then his ears began to swell. Welcome to the rheumatologist's strange world.
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:33pm -
  • newLifestyle Study Finds Significant Heart Benefit (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- Swedish men who eat well, drink less, avoid tobacco, and exercise have a low risk for myocardial infarction.
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 7:30pm -
  • newGuest Blog: Shots that Can Prevent Cancer
    (MedPage Today) -- The potential to eradicate cervical cancer is within reach, if girls and young women will take advantage of the opportunity, a gynecologic oncologist writes.
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 5:24pm -
  • newCardioBreak: Blood Thinners, Fish Oil on Trial
    (MedPage Today) -- CardioBreak is a guide to what's new and interesting on the Web for cardiologists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in cardiovascular disease.
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 4:56pm -
  • newOne Insurer Holds Obamacare Fate in Two States
    (MedPage Today) -- The Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges in Iowa and South Dakota are struggling, mainly because Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the dominant insurer in both states, has declined to join either exchange.
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 4:08pm -
  • newMake the Diagnosis: Leg lesion
    (MedPage Today) -- A 24-year-old man presents with an painful, exudative ulcer on his leg. The lesion has been rapidly progressing over the course of a week, from a small pustule that developed at the site of a hockey stick blow to the lesion picture…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 2:22pm -


New England Journal of Medicine


YouTube: Mayo Clinic

Hand Foot And Mouth Disease
With school back in session, many parents are again on the alert for easily transmissible childhood diseases. Hand, foot and mouth disease is one of them. Usually, it's not a big concern, but in certain circumstances, hospitalization may be require…
- 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 3:44pm -
Pressure Ulcer Prevention App
Tammy Vos-Draper, Occupational Therapist at Mayo Clinic discusses the problem of pressure sores and preventing them. Her team is developing a smart phone app that provides bio-feedback to patients so that they might manage their skin, potential prob…
- 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 3:17pm -
The three pillars of wellness in the Healthy Living Plan
Dr. Hensrud explains why we focus on the three pillars of wellness. There’s substantial evidence that the way we eat, our activity levels and how we respond to life’s stresses can influence our risk for disease.
- 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:27pm -
The importance of 3 phases in the Healthy Living Plan
Dr. Hensrud talks about the importance of the 3 phases in the Healthy Living Plan. It includes a pre-visit assessment, an on-site experience and 6 months of post-visit follow-up with a wellness coach.
- 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:25pm -
Invest in your wellness with the Healthy Living Program
Dr. Hensrud describes the Healthy Living Program and how it can benefit individuals who want to invest in their wellness.
- 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:22pm -
Pressure Sore Prevention Care
Mark W. Christopherson, M.D., Professor of PM&R at Mayo Clinic discusses the problem of pressure sores and why he is motivated to improve care for patients who suffer from them.
- 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 2:17pm -

Reuters health news

BBC health news

  • newOAPs offered online hospital checks

    OAPs offered online hospital checks

    Online hospital appointments could be offered to elderly patients in rural north Wales saving them from having to travel long distances.
    - 31 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 7:48am -
  • newChildren 'failed in early years'

    Children 'failed in early years'

    The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health academic says.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 6:28am -
  • newVIDEO: Teenagers shy to talk about cancer

    VIDEO: Teenagers shy to talk about cancer

    A leading cancer charity says it is concerned the disease is not being spotted early enough in young people because many are too embarrassed to talk to their GP.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 6:02am -

Forbes healthcare news

  • newMichael Irvin Touts Nutrition Supplement For Relieving Achilles Pain
    Michael Irvin was in so much pain from an inflamed Achiiles tendon that he thought he might be wheelchair-bound. A personalized nutrition program has enabled him to recover.
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 12:16am -
  • newWay Beyond Kickbacks: More Serious Misconduct Alleged Against Medical Testing Company HDL
    The problems go way beyond kickbacks. As previously reported (here and in the Wall Street Journal) the US government is conducting an investigation into Health Diagnostics Laboratory, a medical laboratory testing company that has enjoyed explosive…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 11:25pm -
  • newCardiology Group Withdraws 'Choosing Wisely' Recommendation
    In the end it wasn't wisdom for the ages. The American College of Cardiology said today that it was withdrawing one of its five recommendations in the "Choosing Wisely" campaign.  In 2012 the ACC recommended that heart attack patients should hav…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 9:31pm -
  • newDelivering Health Care By Drone
    “We may very well stand at one of those decisive turning points in history that separate whole eras from each other.  For contemporaries entangled, as we are, in the inexorable demands of daily life, the dividing lines between eras may be hardly v…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 9:24pm -
  • newTekmira Tempers FDA OK For Ebola Drug Access
    Tekmira CEO cautions that extended access does not constitute a controlled clinical trial and that TKM-Ebola is targeted against a 1976 strain of the virus.
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:23pm -
  • newBetter Health Risk Analysis Powered By Big Data
    As a volunteer fireman I have to undergo an annual health inspection. I’m something of a fitness fanatic and take my health pretty seriously. Every time I have my health check I’m pleased with the fact that my cholesterol is off the charts low, m…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 3:06pm -
  • new3 Reasons Why Healthcare Will Favor Google Over Apple
    This is not a typical comparison of Apple products or features compared to Google, but it is a comparison of the underlying operating systems ‒ and even more specifically how these relate to enterprise healthcare. Unlike consumer health and fit…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 1:54pm -
  • newHow Technology Is Going To Disrupt Health Care
    By Harsh Ambekar, Apaar Sharma, and Aditya Prathipati
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • newHow Should Foreign Companies Interpret GSK's China Fines And Penalties?
    Eighteen months ago, when the GSK China story first broke, if someone had said the outcome would be one British citizen in jail, a naturalized American citizen as well, an all-time record fine by Chinese regulators against the company, and the compan…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • newEarly Stage Biotech Venture Scarcity: Fitness, Fear, And Greed
    The ever-shrinking number of biotech venture capital firms was a common refrain during the 2008-2012 period; it’s true that a large number of firms went under, closed their doors for new investments, or moved into zombie status.  I wrote on the su…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 10:13am -
  • Young Physicians OK With Obamacare While Older Doctors Bristle
    Though U.S. physicians continue to have issues with the Affordable Care Act, it appears to be a generational taste developing of the law making sweeping changes to their profession. More than half, or 50.8 percent, of doctors 46 years of age and olde…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 14, 5:16pm -
  • Seven Characteristics of Supply Chains to Admire
    Supply chain excellence matters. As growth slows, it can make or break corporate performance. Now 30-years old, the practice of supply chain management is still evolving. The average manufacturing company has spent 1.7% of revenue on technology over…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 14, 4:46pm -
  • Counterintuitive Advice About Staying Alive After A Heart Attack
    You don't need to be a cardiologist to know that heart attacks kill lots of people. But unless you're a cardiologist you may not know that many people remain at high risk for a second serious heart event in the first few months after a myocardial inf…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 14, 4:38pm -
  • What Does Your Doctor Make?
    Both primary care and specialty care physicians reported that their compensation increased slightly in 2013. Primary care physicians reported $232,989 in median compensation, and specialists reported $402,233 in median compensation, as reported by MG…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 14, 3:14pm -
  • #SamadiChallenge Launched For Prostate Cancer Awareness Enlists Women As Driving Force
    Prostate Health Week, which began September 14th, is an important week for Dr. David B. Samadi, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of the Northshore LIJ Health System. As part of this week, he is issuing…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 14, 7:05pm -

New Science


  • Experts plea for focus on advanced breast cancer research
    1.6 million new cases of breast cancer a year globally and 0.5 million deaths Related items from OnMedicaNew cancer diagnoses rise to 14 million globallyBreast cancer care not always compliant with NICE standardsSingle dose radiotherapy for early bre…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • Almost half of all whistleblowers leave the NHS
    Culture of speaking up still suppressed, say campaignersRelated items from OnMedicaNo cover-up for misdeeds of even very senior doctors, urges whistleblowerNurses fear blowing the whistle on unsafe careFormer NHS chief exec says Francis ‘let Govern…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • GP income falls again as expenses rise
    0.9% fall in GP earnings last year, HSCIC figures revealRelated items from OnMedicaGPs call on patient power to help reverse funding cutsCollege uncovers £400m ‘black hole’ in GP fundingMass exodus of GPs compromises patient safetyRCGP calls for…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • Experts predict NHS financial ‘crisis’ within a year
    Fears commissioners cannot help trusts avoid cash crunchRelated items from OnMedicaNHS Foundation Trusts run into financial trouble GP funding to dive by a fifth by 2017CCGs may be audited to explain pressures on acute trustsGPs forced to ration acce…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • Call for HPV vaccination to be extended to boys
    Experts also to consider HPV vaccination for men who have sex with menRelated items from OnMedicaTwo HPV jabs protect women from genital wartsFour in five girls have had HPV jabOffer all young gay men HPV jab, say expertsHPV vaccine protects from cer…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Sep 14, 12:00am -

Medical News Today

YouTube: New England Journal of Medicine

Video 1 shows a transthoracic echocardiogram obtained in the right ventricular inflow view shows a mobile serpiginous echogenic mass in the right atrium. Video 2 shows a transthoracic echocardiogram obtained in the subcostal view suggests that the m…
- 5 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 3:11pm -
Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection
Transthoracic echocardiography shows a thoracic aortic aneurysm (arrows) and dissection flap at the level of the ascending aorta in an 81-year-old man who had no cardiac symptoms at presentation. The condition was discovered incidentally because he h…
- 5 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 3:02pm -
PARADIGM-HF: A Concise Summary with Journal Club Questions
A three-minute summary of the PARADIGM-HF trial includes five Journal Club questions.See the NEJM article, "Angiotensin–Neprilysin Inhibition versus Enalapril in Heart Failure": http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1409077See the related…
- 18 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 3:50pm -
Ventricular Fibrillation during Left Ventriculography.
During routine left ventriculography that was performed after stent placement in a 56-year-old man who presented with sudden-onset chest pain, there was moderate systolic dysfunction with anterior-wall hypokinesis of the left ventricle. Ventricular f…
- 18 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 3:44pm -
PARADIGM-HF — The Experts’ Discussion
Cardiologists Mariell Jessup, Keith Fox, and Michel Komajda join study co-chairs John McMurray and Milton Packer to discuss PARADIGM-HF, a trial of angiotensin–neprilysin inhibition versus enalapril in advanced heart failure.See the study, Angiot…
- 19 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 5:19pm -
Benefits and Risks of Salt Consumption
What do we know about salt and cardiovascular disease? Current guidelines and statistics are summarized in a short animation.
- 36 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 5:04pm -

NBC health news

Google news: Health

Yahoo health news

  • newU.S. Treasury moves against tax-avoidance 'inversion' deals
    By Kevin Drawbaugh and Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moving against tax avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration took several actions on Monday to curb "inversion" deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporatin…
    - 45 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 7:34am -
  • newPhilips to split off lighting business, form separate company
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips said on Tuesday it would break its 120-year-old company in two, creating a stand-alone lighting business and merge consumer and healthcare divisions into a 15-billion euro business. The company said the new structure wou…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Sep 14, 7:02am -
  • newCongo's Ebola outbreak "almost over", prime minister says
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo, unrelated to the epidemic in West Africa, is "almost over" with no new cases detected for several days, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said. The governm…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 6:38am -
  • newEbola outbreak "pretty much contained" in Senegal and Nigeria
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll has risen to 2,811 out of 5,8…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 6:37am -
  • newEbola could strike 20,000 in six weeks, "rumble on for years" - study
    By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect 20,000 people as soon as early November unless rigorous infection control measures are implemented, and might "rumble on" for years in a holding patt…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 6:35am -
  • newGovernment hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
    The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance ...
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 5:41am -
  • newU.S. agency moves to end sex bias in biomedical research
    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health began putting in place on Tuesday its new policy aimed at ending long-standing sex bias in biomedical research favoring male lab animals and cells in the pivotal studies tha…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 4:20am -
  • newWHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes
    LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:50am -