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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Top Medical News from Across Medscape

  • 'Visionary' Psychiatrist New NIMH DirectorJoshua Gordon, MD, PhD, is a 'visionary psychiatrist and neuroscientist with deep experience in mental health research and practice,' the NIH says.
  • 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Helps Find New ALS-Related GeneDonations from the online phenomenon that swept the country 2 years ago are being credited with directly helping researchers to discover variants in the NEK1 gene that may increase risk for ALS.
  • Brouhaha About Metastatic Prostate Cancer in USHeadlines in major media outlets declared that deadly, advanced prostate cancer is on the rise, but some experts said a new study did not prove the point.

Special Report

  • There is controversy surrounding the VA's proposed rule on independent practice for APRNs. Learn about the views of professional organizations, see what the research shows, and learn how clinicians find ways to practice together.

Business of Medicine

  • HPV Vaccines Work, So Why Aren't Doctors Recommending Them?   Many women die each year from preventable cervical cancer, yet doctors aren't urging their younger patients to get vaccinated--possibly to avoid awkward discussions about STDs, an ethicist says.
  • How to Negotiate the Best Raise Possible Physicians may be leery of pressing for better pay or more perks. But doing so the right way could help make a strong case for more money.

Medscape Editor-in-Chief

  • Eric J. Topol, MD Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health; Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California
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