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It should come as little surprise that the pandemic triggered a surge in mental health issues. Millions lost their jobs, life-threatening illness lurked at every corner, and socializing in person became dangerous. Indeed, the CDC recently reported that since the pandemic started, 41% of Americans reported symptoms of anxiety or depression — up from about
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When watching the news or reading articles about COVID-19, the physicians who contribute are often in internal medicine, epidemiology, emergency medicine, etc. You may see psychiatrists contributing to discussions on the mental health ramifications of COVID-19, but not the virus itself. Psychiatrists are also not often considered integral to the role of vaccine education. But
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Chef Michel Nischan has won the prestigious James Beard Award four times, written cookbooks, and launched a restaurant with the late actor Paul Newman. But the motto on his website reveals what he’s really about: “Changing the world through food.” As co-founder and chairman of Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit founded in 2007 to solve not
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A family in Georgia is grieving after a 5-year-old boy with no known health problems died of COVID-19. Wyatt Gibson’s family first thought the boy had food poisoning, his maternal grandmother, Andrea Mitchell, said in a statement, according to The Atlanta
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Eighty-three percent of U.S. Olympians at the Summer Games in Tokyo are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Jonathan Finnoff, DO, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s medical chief. That’s higher than the 59.7% of American adults who are vaccinated, according
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, those who had been taking statins had a substantially lower risk of death in a new large observational study. Results showed that use of statins prior to admission was linked to a greater than 40% reduction
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Americans are traveling as if they’ve been unleashed — crowding the skies, highways, and byways, looking for a well-deserved respite. Physicians and other healthcare workers, especially, need a break, far from the concerns of the job. Americans responding to an Expedia survey this spring said they planned to spend more money on vacations this year
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While thousands of athletes are now competing in the COVID-19-challenged Tokyo Olympics, about a dozen representing Team USA have another distinction: They’re moms. From U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan to Skylar Diggins-Smith, the U.S. basketball player, these women have reached the pinnacle of their careers by qualifying for this ultimate athletic event. Foluke Gunderson One
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Almost 4 years after the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies received FDA approval, the transformative impact of the treatment on refractory hematologic malignancies has yet to translate into the field of solid tumors. The increased molecular complexity of solid tumors and lack of good antigen targets have coalesced into a formidable roadblock for
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Patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were in the DAPA-CKD trial had cardiorenal benefits from dapagliflozin that were similar to those of patients in the overall trial, with no added safety signal. DAPA-CKD (Dapagliflozin and Prevention of Adverse Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease) was a landmark study of more than 4,000 patients
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The increased use of masks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was accompanied by a “dramatic increase in face mask–related injuries” reported to a national surveillance system. How dramatic? The number of mask-related injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments averaged about 200
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new data analysis of Delta variant coronavirus cases in the U.S. has found that 20 counties are “Delta danger zones.” Surgo Ventures, a nonprofit organization, released results from its analysis relating to the Delta variant, which now makes up 83%
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Dr Dilan Dissanayake Not long ago, physicians considered autoinflammatory diseases in pediatric patients as rare, one-in-a-million types of diagnoses, but with the rapid expansion of genetic testing, pediatric rheumatologists like Dilan Dissanayake, MD, PhD, are finding that these diseases aren’t so rare after all. “Patients with autoinflammatory diseases are all around us, but many go several years without
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Once-weekly exenatide extended-release (Bydureon BCise) is now FDA approved for children with type 2 diabetes ages 10 and up, AstraZeneca announced. Already approved in adults, the expanded label now holds an indication for pediatric patients ages 10 to 17 with type 2 diabetes as an adjunct to diet and exercise. This approval makes the agent
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Compared with redo surgery for a failed aortic bioprosthesis, valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) offered some clinical advantages in the hospital at the expense of higher readmissions later on, researchers found. The incidence of in-hospital mortality favored patients getting valve-in-valve TAVR instead of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) after propensity matching between groups (1.2%
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