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  • A Cardiac 'Electrical Storm' Is Coming! Dr Mattu describes and offers advice on evaluating and caring for patients presenting with a cardiac condition known as the 'electrical storm.'
  • Cancer Therapy and Myocardial Dysfunction: 5 Things to Know An expert overview of some key aspects to preventing, monitoring, and managing cardiac dysfunction related to cancer therapy.
  • A Boomer's Plea: Get Vaccinated, Millennials Why is the generation bent on changing the world reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID-19?
  • Filming Seizures -- A HIPAA Violation? Capturing a patient's seizure on video can be invaluable in making an accurate diagnosis. But patient privacy laws often get in the way.
  • Jul 23 2021 This Week in Cardiology   COVID-19 messaging, coffee, CTA and statins, and Watchman problems are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
  • Pandemic Fatigue -- Yes, It Is Real! Are you holding back a sea of emotions, stress, and anxiety? You are not alone. One nurse shares how her emotions came bubbling out unexpectedly and how to alleviate pandemic fatigue.
  • Relieve Physician Stress Through Financial Planning Many stressed physicians can make practical changes to achieve better work-life balance. Financial planning may provide the answers you need to decrease stress and achieve greater work and personal satisfaction.
  • CGM in Hospitals as Standard of Care: What Have We Learned?   Isn't glucose yet another vital sign? Dr Athena Philis-Tsimikas argues that CGM as standard of care in the hospital allows for better management of patients with diabetes.
  • ESC-HFA 2021 Can We Agree on a Universal Definition of Heart Failure?   Ileana Piña speaks with Professor Andrew Coats about the universal definition of heart failure and upcoming guidelines from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology.
  • When Hospitals Hurt You, Not Help You A psychiatrist's rant about abuse and substandard care at a local psychiatric hospital and the lack of funding, corrective policy, and advocacy from within.
  • ASCO 2021 ASCO 2021: Best Lung Cancer IO Data   Pooled analysis supports chemo + immunotherapy for patients with PD-L1 1%-49%; immunosuppressants for adverse effects of immunotherapy; and AI predicts outcomes better than pathologic exam.
  • Does Coffee Make Your Heart Flutter?   Good news for coffee lovers: A new study provides reassurance that no long-term damage will come from partaking of your favorite drink.
  • Medscape Physician Assistant Career Satisfaction Report 2021 Faced with a pandemic and continued struggles to redefine how they practice, how do PAs feel about their chosen profession?
  • 25 Best Vacation Ideas for Doctors: Popular Spots or Away From the Crowds? Everyone's clamoring for a change of scenery. Whether you want to visit popular destinations or stay away from crowds, here are some terrific choices.
  • How Often Should You Check Bone Mineral Density?   Osteopenia has a new name, and we're probably doing too many DEXA scans. Get up-to-date with The Curbsiders.
  • It's Time for a Shortened Work Week With remote working options, the line between work and personal life has become blurred. Increased rates of stress have highlighted the importance of work-life balance.
  • An Intentional Expert Witness Being a medical expert witness is not for the faint of heart. Becoming one at random risks certain moral hazards that can be avoided.
  • Olympics: Sports Medicine Docs Discuss Vaccines, Logistics   Sports med docs discuss COVID vaccination in athletes and the logistics of testing and contact tracing in the midst of people with mixed vaccination statuses during busy schedules at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Vaccine Mandates, Passports, and Kant Houston Methodist Hospital in June 2021 enforced an April mandate that all its employees, about 26,000 of them, must be vaccinated against COVID-19. In the following weeks, many other large healthcare systems adopted a similar employer mandate.
  • New FDA Guidance on T2D Trial Design Provides Flexibility   The FDA released new draft guidance for the evaluation of type 2 diabetes drugs. Dr John Buse discusses the impact this could have on clinical trials and the medications we might see from the changes.