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Reassuring Findings for Antiseizure Medications in Pregnancy

Dr Kimford J. Meador There are no significant language differences between 2-year-old children of mothers who take antiseizure medications (ASMs) during pregnancy and those who...

‘Hidden Tongue-Ties’ in Infants Have Scant Scientific Backing

When Amanda Green had a baby in 2015, she had no idea how hard it would be to feed him. After struggling to breastfeed for...

Mother-to-Infant COVID-19 Transmission Is Unlikely

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Mothers exposed to COVID-19 during pregnancy are not likely to transmit...

Genital Skin Exams in Girls: Advice From an Expert

Genital skin exams in girls must be conducted with special care and alertness for signs of abuse, a dermatologist told colleagues at the American Academy of Dermatology...

US Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the U.S. coronavirus vaccination program began in December, residents and...

Health Workers Unions See Surge in Interest Amid Covid

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses at Albany Medical Center picketed on Dec. 1, asking for...

A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies, and the Nurse Who Lost Hope

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurse Kristen Cline outside the VA hospital in Sioux Falls, South...

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Practice and Medical School

The National Virtual Medical Orchestra plays “Nessun Dorma” by Giacomo Puccini, sung by Tracey Welborn, registered nurse and tenor. The orchestra performs its Christmas concert...

FDA Gives Guidance on Allergy, Pregnancy Concerns for COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has clarified its guidance...

Flu Vaccines, COVID-19 Protocols Tamp Down Flu Season

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Flu cases are down this year because of a number of...

Black Resident Dies After Childbirth, Highlights Tragic Trend

Chaniece Wallace, MD, and Anthony Wallace Chaniece Wallace, MD, a chief pediatric resident at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, died on October...

SARS-CoV-2 Appears Unlikely to Pass Through Breast Milk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Breast milk is an unlikely source of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from...

OB-GYNs Struggle to Keep Pace With Changing COVID Knowledge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In early April, Maura Quinlan, MD, was working nights on the...

Older Adults Often Underestimate Ability to Prevent Falls

An intervention designed to prevent serious fall injuries among older adults was less effective than researchers expected but did identify important ways for clinicians to...

Residents Help Out Graduating Med Students on Twitter

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Coronavirus news isn’t all gloom and doom. On social media this...

COVID-19 Antibody Tests Proliferate, but What Do They Show?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Noopur Raje, MD, has been sitting at home for 5 weeks...

Home-Based Chemo Skyrockets at One US Center

In the fall of 2019, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia started a pilot program of home-based chemotherapy for two treatment regimens (one via infusion...

Mother-Baby Separation for COVID-19 Not Evidence-Based

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Some clinicians and patients alike are uneasy about recent guidance for...

Control of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes Guidelines (2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 30, 2020 — The guidelines on infection control and prevention of COVID-19 in nursing homes were...