Influenza Perspective

 
 
  • S2 Episode 1: How to Care for Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes   Drs Carol Wysham and Medha N. Munshi discuss the unique challenges and strategies when treating older adults with type 2 diabetes.
  • White House COVID Chief on Why Paxlovid Is Underused   Giving Paxlovid to an older adult with COVID is a clinical no-brainer. So why is there so much Paxlovid prescribing phobia?
  • Managing Respiratory Symptoms in the 'Tripledemic' Era Readers weighed in on Dr Charles Vega's approach to a patient whose symptoms could be from COVID-19, flu, or RSV.
  • 75 Years: A Look Back on Methotrexate's Fascinating History Dr David Warmflash recounts how the meandering path of early research into chemotherapy for hematologic malignancies later led to methotrexate's importance for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.
  • Three Wishes: The Changes Health Professionals Want In the spirit of suspended disbelief, we asked physicians and other contributors what their three wishes would be for their patients, practice/hospital, and health systems.
  • Practice-Changing Pediatric Updates: The Year's Best Dr William Basco brings you the important stories, updated guidelines, and new evidence you may have missed during 2022.
  • Nursing Year in Review: Short Staffing, Strikes, and Suicides On the frontlines of a continuing pandemic with new variants and emerging viruses, nurses faced trauma, legal battles, and strains on safety and well-being. An experienced nurse looks forward and back.
  • ID Consult: Measles "This 2-year-old has a fever, cough, red eyes, and an impressive rash. I've personally never seen a case of measles, but I'm worried given that this child has never received the MMR vaccine."
  • COPD: New, Simplified Treatment Guidelines   Dr Neil Skolnik reviews the new GOLD guidelines for management of COPD.
  • To Stop COVID, We Must Clean Up Our Air   Two-way masking is pretty effective, but it's not sustainable. Environmental engineer and viral transmission expert Dr Linsey Marr reveals how we can fight COVID by tackling our contaminated air.
  • Neurologic Symptoms in People With Long COVID   Dr Andrew Wilner and Dr Igor Koralnik discuss the range of neurologic symptoms that can persist after acute COVID-19.
  • Immunity Debt and the Tripledemic Michael Pichichero, MD, discusses how surges in RSV, the flu, and COVID variants can be blamed on immunity debt built up over 2 years of sheltering in place.
  • How to Distinguish Among COVID, Flu, and RSV An obese woman with type-2 diabetes presents with fever, cough, myalgias, and fatigue. What is the most important first step in her care?
  • Medically Speaking, 2022 Was the Best Year Yet for Children Despite the headlines, we need to remember that children born today are better off than ever before.
  • 5 Things to Know About This Early Flu Season In the past 2 years there was relatively little flu activity, but this time the US is experiencing an early and potentially harsh flu season.
  • Sick Call 'We reached the high water mark for physicians calling out sick from my department this year. That's saying a lot. Our docs, like most, don't call out sick,' Dr Jeffrey Benabio writes in his column.
  • 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.
  • Burned Out? Maybe It's Time for a Medical Sabbatical What if a medical sabbatical could offer physicians both recovery and rejuvenation?
  • Adult RSV: Q&A With the CDC's Michael Melgar, MD RSV is a common cause of respiratory disease in adults, but it can be difficult to differentiate from COVID-19 and influenza by symptoms alone.
  • Right and Wrong in Medicine: LIfe, Death, and Wrenching Choices Physicians reveal how they would respond to difficult decisions and scenarios involving medical care and personal treatment of patients, sharing both their insight and turmoil.