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  • Highlights From ASCO GI 2023   Treatment advances presented at ASCO GI 2023 include a novel monoclonal antibody for gastric cancer, combination therapy for esophageal and pancreatic cancer, and molecular profiling for colon cancer.
  • Advanced Ovarian Cancer: 20% Disease-Free Survival at 10 Years   Maurie Markman, MD, discusses a recent paper on the 10-year survival rate of patients with stage III ovarian cancer.
  • Is the American Venous Forum Consensus Statement on Lymphedema Helpful? Linda Girgis, MD, discusses the trials and treatment of congenital lymphedema, considering the American Venous Forum consensus statement.
  • Perceived Barriers to Accessing Electroceutical Interventions Psychiatric electroceutical interventions (PEIs) offer therapeutic promise for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Yet there remain many open questions regarding their use.
  • The Ongoing Search for Effective Treatments, More Answers Neurologist Allan Block notes "there's simply a lot we don't know yet" about medicine and that it's easier to find planets 27,700 light-years away than the cause of neuronal changes in patients.
  • One Health Explained One Health recognizes that the health of people, animals, plants, and our shared environment are closely linked and interdependent.
  • Hit Pandemic Show Is Fantastical but Not Baseless   As a culture, we don't seem to be tiring of outbreak fiction, but a new series has something new to add to the genre, according to infectious disease expert Dr Paul Auwaerter.
  • Vivien Thomas: Teacher and Surgical Pioneer With no formal medical training, a 20th-century African American man rose to the top of cardiac surgery.
  • The Latest Research on Vascular Diseases   Hans-Christoph Diener, MD, PhD, discusses recently published studies in the area of vascular diseases.
  • Measles in the United States: Should We Worry?   Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, discusses measles, vaccination, and herd immunity.
  • Keto for Life? Reasons to Think Twice Is the Keto diet best for weight loss? Maybe in the short term, but it's more complicated than that. Dr Caroline Apovian explains why.
  • Advice on Antibiotics For Kids During Shortages Prescribing antibiotics for children with viral infections has led to a shortage of the most commonly used antibiotics.
  • The Loss of Letters "Upon my skinny, adaptable desk the other day sat a white envelope that was hand-addressed to me. It was postmarked more than 2 weeks before," Dr Jeffrey Benabio writes in his column.
  • Feb 3 2023 This Week in Cardiology   A possible major breakthrough in thinking about diastolic dysfunction and HFpEF, MRI scanning and cardiac devices, and AF and dementia are the topics John Mandrola, MD, covers in this week’s podcast.
  • 'Ozempic Face': Accepting Wrinkles for Improved Health   Some who are taking Ozempic are complaining about their faces thinning as an effect of this weight loss drug. Dr Anne Peters thinks the benefit of this new medication outweighs the risk.
  • Preoperative Preparation for Gender-Affirming Vaginoplasty Surgery As the number of surgeries increases, so does the need for a standardized approach to preoperative evaluation and patient preparation.
  • Commenting on Weight's Not Rude. It's Dangerous. Making comments about a patient's weight can be seen as bias. Dr Gonsahn-Bollie gives advice on how to talk about weight with patients.
  • Docs Get Clever With ChatGPT   Alok S. Patel, MD, discusses the use of chatbot technology in healthcare and shares examples.
  • Is It Time to Unionize? William G. Wilkoff, MD discusses whether it is appropriate to unionize to strengthen your voice and create some change.
  • The New Blood Pressure Target in Primary Care   Dr Neil Skolnik discusses the rationale for the new lower blood pressure target for adults with hypertension.