Vexing Vaccine Vials; Hospital Association & Newsom; Holiday Bullet Dodged

VEXING VACCINE VIALS; HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION & NEWSOM; HOLIDAY BULLET DODGED

Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. About...

A Push for an Exercise Component in Stroke Rehab

A PUSH FOR AN EXERCISE COMPONENT IN STROKE REHAB

Selected stroke survivors gained physical function after entering an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program, according to a...

 
 
 
Diabetes Etiology Varies by Race/Ethnicity

DIABETES ETIOLOGY VARIES BY RACE/ETHNICITY

Ethnic differences emerged among subgroups of diabetes characteristics, a new study found. In an analysis of nearly 1,300 people with...

Schizophrenia Tied to Higher Risk of COVID-19 Death

SCHIZOPHRENIA TIED TO HIGHER RISK OF COVID-19 DEATH

People with schizophrenia may face a higher risk for severe COVID-19, a new study suggested. Compared with COVID-19 patients without...

 
 
 
High Potassium No Threat With Spironolactone

HIGH POTASSIUM NO THREAT WITH SPIRONOLACTONE

Some prescribers of spironolactone for acne are still monitoring patients' potassium levels despite the move to eliminate this practice,...

Biden Announces Increase in COVID-19 Vax Distribution

BIDEN ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN COVID-19 VAX DISTRIBUTION

WASHINGTON - President Biden promised Tuesday to rapidly increase the number of COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S., saying that...

 
 
 
Low COVID Risk in K-12; Fauci as 'Skunk at the Picnic'; A Less Pleasant Test?

LOW COVID RISK IN K-12; FAUCI AS 'SKUNK AT THE PICNIC'; A LESS PLEASANT TEST?

Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission among students attending in-person K-12...

Q&A With Neil Prose, MD, Maker of 'Keepers of the House'

Q&A WITH NEIL PROSE, MD, MAKER OF 'KEEPERS OF THE HOUSE'

Housekeepers are often the unsung heroes of the hospital - they keep everything clean and sanitized, cleaning up the messes no one...

 
 
 
USMLE Step 2 CS Cancelled Permanently

USMLE STEP 2 CS CANCELLED PERMANENTLY

The Step 2 Clinical Skills test of the United States Medical Licensing Examination has been discontinued, the two organizations that...

ASPIRIN MAY REDUCE ELDERS' CRC RISK, BUT NOT WHEN STARTED AFTER AGE 70

Study Authors: Chuan-Guo Guo, Wenjie Ma, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, oncologists The...

 
 
 
Op-Ed: COVID - Why I Keep Trying

OP-ED: COVID - WHY I KEEP TRYING

I have written a lot about how COVID has changed me, changed medicine, changed America. I have written about it as a pivot point. A...

Study: CRT-D Best When RV Pacing Is Needed

STUDY: CRT-D BEST WHEN RV PACING IS NEEDED

Candidates for right ventricular pacing with no class I indication for cardiac resynchronization therapy still had better outcomes...

 
 
 
Montana Oncologist Fired for Misdiagnosing, Overtreating Patients

MONTANA ONCOLOGIST FIRED FOR MISDIAGNOSING, OVERTREATING PATIENTS

An oncologist has been ousted from his hospital over allegations that he's been harming patients for years, though he's garnered support...

TP53 Modifier Impresses in Early MDS/AML Study

TP53 MODIFIER IMPRESSES IN EARLY MDS/AML STUDY

A drug that targets a common mutation in myelodysplastic syndromes led to historically high response rates as initial treatment for...

 
 
 
'Natural Immunity' to COVID-19: Taking Politics Out of Science

'NATURAL IMMUNITY' TO COVID-19: TAKING POLITICS OUT OF SCIENCE

"Natural immunity" to COVID-19 reinfection has become a political hot-button issue, due in part to groups such as the Great Barrington...

'Fat But Fit' in Doubt; PAC Problems; COVID Clot Prophylaxis

'FAT BUT FIT' IN DOUBT; PAC PROBLEMS; COVID CLOT PROPHYLAXIS

"Fat but fit" didn't pan out in a large Spanish study showing higher cardiovascular risk with overweight or obesity regardless of physical...

 
 
 

STUDY ILLUMINATES POST-ROSC ECG TIMING AFTER OUT-OF-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST

Study Authors: Enrico Baldi, Sebastian Schnaubelt, et al.; Rajat Kalra, Demetris Yannopoulos Target Audience and Goal Statement: Cardiologists The...

Drug Deaths During Pandemic; Toddlers and Touchscreens; Agent Orange and Dementia

DRUG DEATHS DURING PANDEMIC; TODDLERS AND TOUCHSCREENS; AGENT ORANGE AND DEMENTIA

Drug overdoses during COVID-19: NPR looked at how the pandemic may be fueling opioid deaths. President Trump signed the ALS Disability...

 
 
 
Op-Ed: Find Your Purpose in Medicine With 'Ikigai'

OP-ED: FIND YOUR PURPOSE IN MEDICINE WITH 'IKIGAI'

There is a Japanese concept called "ikigai," which provides a useful heuristic for spending your time. It is the intersection of what...

Has Secondary Prevention Post-TIA Failed?

HAS SECONDARY PREVENTION POST-TIA FAILED?

Past decades of progress in secondary prevention for transient ischemic attack patients were not enough to fully mitigate their elevated...

 
 
 



Fauci Virus: Shocking new evidence proves covid-19 began with Dr. Anthony...

Fauci Virus: Shocking new evidence proves covid-19 began with Dr. Anthony Fauci and NIAID

An investigation into the origin of covid-19 has uncovered a final trail of evidence that directly links Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious... Read more ...

Worse COVID Illness, Stronger Immunity After?

Worse COVID Illness, Stronger Immunity After?

People who've recovered from severe COVID-19 may have stronger long-term immune protection from reinfection than those with milder illness, researchers report. Read more ...

This 25-Minute Treadmill Workout Is Expert-Approved to Help You Lose Weight

This 25-Minute Treadmill Workout Is Expert-Approved to Help You Lose Weight

Not to get super old-school on you, but we all know that fitness trends come and go. One thing that never goes out of style? Treadmill workouts. They're just too darn versatile... Read more ...

United Airlines CEO wants to force his employees to get the coronavirus vaccine

United Airlines CEO wants to force his employees to get the coronavirus vaccine

The CEO of United Airlines strongly considers making it mandatory for all of his 60,000 employees to get the Wuhan coronavirus vaccine. United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby made... Read more ...

Moderna Covid-19 Vax Works Against New Variants

Moderna Covid-19 Vax Works Against New Variants

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine neutralized titers against all key emerging variants tested, including B.1.1.7 and B.1.351, first identified in the UK and South Africa. Read more ...

Biden Announces Increase in COVID-19 Vax Distribution

Biden Announces Increase in COVID-19 Vax Distribution

WASHINGTON - President Biden promised Tuesday to rapidly increase the number of COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S., saying that "100 million shots in 100 days is not the... Read more ...

Wales' top doctor on bringing back local lockdowns as cases fall

Wales' top doctor on bringing back local lockdowns as cases fall

Wales' chief medical officer Dr Frank Atherton said he had 'learnt a lot' from local lockdowns which were first introduced last September Read more ...

Low COVID Risk in K-12; Fauci as 'Skunk at the Picnic'; A Less Pleasant Test?

Low COVID Risk in K-12; Fauci as 'Skunk at the Picnic'; A Less Pleasant Test?

Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission among students attending in-person K-12 school was relatively low with masking... Read more ...

Covid-19 Warnings First Posted on Twitter Even Before Outbreak

Covid-19 Warnings First Posted on Twitter Even Before Outbreak

Covid-19 researchers identified tracks of increasing concern about pneumonia cases on posts published on Twitter in seven countries, between the end of 2019 and the beginning... Read more ...

Don't Get Other Vaccines Around the Same Time You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine...

Don't Get Other Vaccines Around the Same Time You Get the COVID-19 Vaccine, Experts Say

For those people who have already started receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or plan to in the coming months, Purvi Parikh, MD, an immunologist with Allergy & Asthma Network, says... Read more ...