Diabetes & Endocrinology Perspective

 
 
  • Hair Loss and Breakouts of 'Maskne'   Pearls from The Curbsiders include managing the most common types of hair loss, as well as face mask-related skin blemishes.
  • 20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors Everyone wants to select the right gift, and this year more than ever, people want to give something that shows appreciation for a favorite physician in their life. Here are some great suggestions.
  • Fish Oils and CV Prevention -- Now What?   Drs Tracy Wang and Renate Schnabel discuss new data on omega-3 fatty acids from the REDUCE-IT trial of icosapent ethyl. Do the STRENGTH, OMEMI, and VITAL Rhythm trials from the AHA meeting raise concerns?
  • How the US Has Mishandled the Pandemic   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Howard Koh about the missteps the United States has taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can do better as vaccines become available.
  • Doctors: Our Culture Is Ours and We Need to Own It As physicians, we are complicit in the construction and maintenance of our culture. Is this who we want to be?
  • A Paradigm Shift for Preventing Stroke in Patients With Diabetes   Dr Christoph Diener on the promising new treatments that are taking aim at the deadly consequences of diabetes.
  • CAC Scores, Lp(a), CRP: CV Screening in Real Life   Lipidologists Budoff and Baum discuss real-life implications of the CAC score and how to apply it, and other measures, to everyday patients.
  • Medscape APRN Compensation Report 2020 Find out how much APRNs are being paid and whether their earnings are static or increasing.
  • Endocrine Society and Medscape Our collaboration provides expert, clinically relevant information on endocrine disorders for both endocrinologists and primary care clinicians.
  • SCORED and FIDELIO-DKD: Time for Cardiologists to Help, Not Hurt, the Kidney   Nephrologist Jennie Lin and cardiologist Jane Wilcox discuss the results of SCORED and FIDELIO-DKD, presented at the AHA meeting. Can these drugs help the specialties work together to protect the kidneys?
  • Liver Cancer Rates Are Rising; So Is Optimism Around Its Treatment Dr Nancy Reau shares the promising data leading her to believe that the trends around liver cancer can soon be reversed.
  • SAMSON Trial Makes Its Case to Cut Statin Side Effects   Lead author James Howard discusses the 'clever' N-of-1 SAMSON trial, designed to answer the age-old question of whether statin adverse effects are truly drug related.
  • Why Not Try Melatonin, Zinc, Vit C? COVID-19 and Pascal's Wager   Should patients be free to try relatively low-risk therapies for COVID-19 if they lack evidence of benefit?
  • Vaccine Efficacy: A Biostatistician's Primer Patients will be clamoring for advice from their clinicians about coronavirus vaccines when they're rolled out. Natalie Dean provides a quick refresher on how to understand and interpret the data.
  • AHA 2020 SAMSON Answers the Statin Side Effect Question A nifty trial presented at the American Heart Association meeting could help patients with statin side effects restart the drugs.
  • Life, Death, and Painful Dilemmas: Ethics 2020 Medscape looked at how physician ethics have changed in the past decade. More than 5000 physicians told us how they feel about the critical issues they have to deal with and the choices they make.
  • Highlights in CKD From ASN Kidney Week 2020   Dr Jeffrey Silberzweig highlights chronic kidney disease presentations from ASN Kidney Week 2020, including results from the DAPA-CKD trial, data on HIF inhibitors, and COVID-19 telenephrology.
  • DPC 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from DPC 2020.
  • Breast Cancer and Hormone Therapy: What Do the New Data Mean?   A large British study takes another look at the question of the link between hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer.
  • How the COVID Pandemic May End: Lessons From the 1918 Flu   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Howard Markel about how the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic compares to the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons we can learn from history.