Tag: hospitals

Arthritis Drug May Curb Myocardial Damage in Acute STEMI

Early use of tocilizumab (Actemra) does not reduce myocardial infarct size but modestly increases myocardial salvage in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI),...

Rheumatology Smoking Cessation Referral Program Finds Success

A new protocol designed to help patients in rheumatology clinics quit smoking proved both efficient and effective in referring willing participants to free tobacco quit...

Time to Move Away From Using Decontaminated Respirators

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

Several Vaccine Sites Pause Johnson & Johnson Shot After Adverse Reactions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Several vaccine sites across the U.S. paused administration of the Johnson...

More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died of COVID in First Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the...

Why Employee COVID Vaccination Mandates May Not Be Legal

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s not clear that employers have the legal right to require employees...

Docs Suffer From Noncompete Clauses: Any Hope for Change?

When Traci Purath, MD, a Wisconsin neurologist, decided to leave the health system where she worked and go into private practice in 2012, she faced...

Despite COVID, Many Wealthy Hospitals Had a Banner Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Last May, Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit hospital...

Sick Kids on Medicaid Need Easy Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

Three-year-old Elizabeth Zakutansky was born with a rare genetic condition that causes multiple seizures. Her neurologist, a top expert on treating her condition, practices at...

Liability Insurance Premiums Spike Across the US: AMA Report

Liability insurance premiums are rising at a rate not seen in nearly 20 years, according to a new report from the American Medical Association (AMA)....

Children Likely the ‘Leading Edge’ in Spread of COVID-19 Variants

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Public health officials in the Midwest and Northeast are sounding the...

Can a ‘Sweat Sticker’ Improve Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis?

A soft, flexible device that sticks on skin to capture sweat and measure sweat chloride may help doctors diagnose cystic fibrosis in infants, according to...

Steroids Can Be Stopped in Some Older Myeloma Patients

For select older patients, it is safe to switch to a lower dose of lenalidomide maintenance therapy and discontinue dexamethasone after 9 months. The regimen...

How the New ‘Patient Price Shopping’ Rule Can Affect Doctors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is trying to change the way patients choose their healthcare by encouraging consumers to use online tools...

Convenience, Cost, and Some Caveats

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. At-home testing for COVID-19 features great convenience, but pathology experts caution...

Americans Seek Compensation for Failed COVID-19 Treatments From US Fund

(Reuters) – In March of last year, Steve Cicala took his wife, Susan, to the emergency room at Clara Maass Medical Center in New Jersey...

JAMA Editor Resigns Over Controversial Podcast

Edward H. Livingston, MD, has resigned as deputy editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) after he and the journal faced significant...

Testosterone Decline After Steroid Abuse Revealed With Biomarker

Levels of insulinlike factor 3 (INSL3) drop noticeably in men who have abused anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), even well after stoppage. The results suggest that...

FDA Authorizes First Molecular At-Home, OTC COVID-19 Test

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 granted emergency use authorization...

NY Officials Altered Count of Nursing Home Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York lawmakers are calling for...

Rural Women Receive Antibiotics for Longer Than Necessary for UTIs

Women living in rural areas were significantly more likely than were those in urban areas to receive inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for urinary tract infections, based...

Alabama’s Republican Governor Extends Face Mask Mandate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama...

Public Health Experts Slam States’ Moves to Ditch Masks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi announced Tuesday they would...

Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Young COVID ‘Long Haulers’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A slumber party to celebrate Delaney DePue’s 15th birthday last summer...

States Easing Virus Restrictions Despite Experts’ Warnings

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MISSION, Kan. (AP) — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up...