Family Medicine Perspective

 
 
  • 20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses From pampering their hands and feet to sanitizing and tracking their gadgets, Medscape offers suggestions for presents for the nurse in your life.
  • 'First Step' Toward Delaying Progression of Type 1 Diabetes   Dr Anne Peters discusses the approval of teplizumab and its potential impact in delaying the onset of stage 3 diabetes for patients age 8 years or older who currently have stage 2 type 1 diabetes.
  • Starting Lamotrigine: Who Needs an EKG?   Drs Wilner and French discuss the latest FDA label changes on lamotrigine and what they mean in practice.
  • A Medically Tailored Holiday Meal Providers of food as medicine to patients with chronic diseases across the United States share their favorite healthy recipes, which can be downloaded and printed.
  • Restricting Attendance at NFL Games Probably Lowered COVID Rates   Perry Wilson comments on a study looking at county COVID infection rates following NFL games played with and without a stadium full of fans.
  • Pemafibrate Didn't Improve CV Outcomes in Patients With T2D   Dr Anne Peters discusses the PROMINENT trial, which found that pemafibrate lowered triglycerides in patients with diabetes and hypertriglyceridemia but didn't improve cardiovascular outcomes.
  • AHA 2022 Did ISCHEMIA Change the Path to Cath in Stable CAD?   Michelle O'Donoghue and interventional cardiologists Rasha Al-Lamee, and Jacqueline Tamis-Holland discuss if the ISCHEMIA trial changed the management of patients with stable coronary artery disease.
  • Much-Needed Guidance Arrives on Drug-Induced Liver Injury Dr Nancy Reau speaks with Dr Robert Fontana, the co-author of recent guidance from the AASLD on how to diagnose and manage the harmful consequences of certain drugs and unregulated supplements.
  • CLL e-Tumor Boards: Case 2: Relapsed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia   This case focuses on a woman who was diagnosed with CLL in her late 50s. She was initially observed for one year and received treatment with a chemoimmunotherapy combination. She relapsed twice before. Now in her 70s, she presents to the team with progressive disease and is seeking new treatment options.
  • Is Bacterial Resistance the Next Pandemic? Fears that a new health policy in the UK increases the risk of emerging bacteria resistance is just one sign that we are still not doing things right.
  • Nov 18 2022 This Week in Cardiology   AHA 2022, Part 2: IRONMAN, ECMO-CS, CTS-AMI, and PROGRESSIVE AF are the trials John Mandrola, MD, reviews in this week’s podcast.
  • 25 Terrific Winter Vacations for Doctors From sun-drenched beaches to powdery ski slopes and vibrant cities, these 25 destinations in the US and abroad have much to offer stressed-out physicians seeking a break.
  • Staving Off Holiday Weight Gain Is the 5-pound weight gain inevitable around the holidays? Dr Gonsahn-Bollie gives some helpful tips on navigating the holidays to avoid gaining weight.
  • More Telehealth Training Needed in Medical Education The sudden growth of telemedicine during the pandemic created a desire for clinicians and hospital systems to improve their skills in the virtual realm.
  • ME/CFS and Long COVID: Q&A With the CDC's Dr Jennifer Cope The conditions have overlapping symptoms, and both are poorly understood, says Dr Cope.
  • Skin Cancer Exam in Primary Care: More Harm Than Good Dr Kenny Lin explains why he no longer conducts full-body skin cancer screening during wellness visits.
  • With a Little Help From Our Friends Schuyler W. Henderson, MD talks about conversations to have with adolescents about how and when to reach out to their peers vs adults for help.
  • Discerning Bias in Cancer News Oncologist Jack West critiques medical journalism written without balance and rigor, either accidentally or not.
  • My Approach to the Annual Wellness Visit Many adults skip the yearly "physical." But these regular visits are the foundation of the patient-physician partnership.
  • Post-Roe v Wade: Its Impact on Many Medical Specialties   Art Caplan, PhD, discusses how the overturn of Roe v Wade has implications for all manner of medical practice.