Ob/Gyn and Women's Health Perspective

 
 
  • A COVID-19 and Diabetes Update From Anne Peters   How are patients faring with the changes to diabetes care during the pandemic? Dr Anne Peters gives an update and highlights areas that need more focus.
  • Pandemic Shaming Can Backfire. Here's a Better Way We can’t expect people to avoid risks entirely. Instead, we should embrace the policy of harm reduction.
  • How Twitter Amplifies My Doctor and Human Voice Dr Chan discusses why she chose to go public on social media and how she finds it professionally and personally rewarding.
  • How Much Does Marijuana Impair Driving?   A recent study tested how people drive under the influence of marijuana. 'DUI is still DUI,' says Dr F. Perry Wilson.
  • 'High-Speed' Science: It's Time We Slow Down   With COVID studies and virtual meeting abstracts coming fast and furious, we need to slow down and return to carefully reviewing new data, says Maurie Markman.
  • How COVID Vaccines Were Developed so Quickly   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Michelle McMurry-Heath about the speed of the COVID-19 vaccines and when a vaccine may be available to the general public.
  • Medicare Payments Could Get Tougher for Docs Despite the new alternative payment models, costs have not declined, and Medicare may not have sufficient funds to cover benefit costs after 2024. Physicians could suffer a huge blow to their income.
  • 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.
  • COVID Thanksgiving Analogies: Drunk Driving or Safe Sex?   As the holidays approach in the midst of another COVID surge, health professionals need to rally around a common public health message, says Dr F. Perry Wilson.
  • 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?
  • Stop Calling Doctors Heroes and Saints: The Case Against Altruism People are showing their gratitude to healthcare professionals by calling them heroes, but that can have a negative impact, says a physician.
  • Monitoring MBC Treatment Response: 5 Things to Know Although some patients with advanced breast cancer are living longer, a better understanding of treatment response and disease progression is necessary.
  • 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.
  • Hidden Diagnoses: From Einstein to Luther, JFK to Evita An acclaimed surgeon with rheumatoid arthritis and an emperor with a tracheotomy are among the fascinating vignettes presented here.
  • Medscape APRN Compensation Report 2020 Find out how much APRNs are being paid and whether their earnings are static or increasing.
  • How Do We Balance Business Interests With Social Distancing?   We want to stop the spread of COVID-19, but social distancing and limitations could put small businesses and restaurants out of commission. How do we stay safe and keep businesses going?
  • Breakthroughs in Crohn's Disease From ACG 2020 Virtual   Key studies on Crohn's disease from the ACG 2020 virtual meeting include the longer-term efficacy of drug therapy, the impact of combination treatment, and factors affecting surgical outcomes.
  • Key Studies in Ulcerative Colitis From ACG 2020 Virtual   Highlights in ulcerative colitis from the ACG 2020 virtual meeting include the OCTAVE tofacitinib trial program, the long-term and comparative efficacy of vedolizumab, and long-term colectomy trends.