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  • ACC 2021 Eight Things to Know About the LAAOS III Trial The trial, showing a benefit for surgical left appendage occlusion in patients with AF undergoing cardiac surgery, should change practice, but there are caveats, notes John Mandrola, MD.
  • Imagine the Worst, or We're at Our Own Peril: Osterholm   At home with politicians and news anchors, CIDRAP's Michael Osterholm shares three rules of science and the media, and explains why policy and science belong together like chocolate and peanut butter.
  • The Lifesaving Diagnosis That Went Unheeded I believed that I had discovered a critical condition and advocated for an MRI to confirm my diagnosis. But neither the patient nor the hospitalist was particularly interested in what I had to say.
  • Medscape Family Physician Compensation Report 2021 Medscape's Family Physician Compensation Report 2021 explores income, hours worked, and greatest work challenges in 2020, an atypical year marked by the COVID pandemic.
  • Q&A With Dr. John Whyte (May 14, 2021)   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, answers viewers' questions about COVID-19 vaccines and blood thinners, infectiousness, and gatherings.
  • May 14 2021 This Week in Cardiology   The upcoming ACC meeting, polypharmacy, finerenone, and ethics and professionalism are the topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
  • Post-COVID-19 GI Symptoms: Are We in for the Long Haul?   Dr David Johnson remarks on the increasingly complex GI manifestations that COVID long-haulers may be facing.
  • Global Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis in India   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Amesh Adalja, MD, senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, about a variety of topics including the global impact of the crisis in India, vaccines, summer, immunity passports, workplace policies, and political leadership.
  • Good Move: No 'Emotional Support' Peacocks and Lizards on Planes   Professor Art Caplan discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the use of emotional support animals in regard to public transportation.
  • Seizures in Kids: Benign or Concerning?   The Cribsiders share what they've learned from Dr John Gaitanis, a neurologist and leading expert on pediatric seizures.
  • Advances in Migraine Treatment From AAN 2021   Neurologist John Rothrock discusses key reports on migraine from AAN 2021, including the ADVANCE trial, data on anti-CGRP therapy, and drugs that combine acute and preventive effects.
  • Disparities in SGLT2i Use: Patient Barriers or Physician Bias? A recent study suggests that although the use of SGLT2 inhibitors has increased overall, certain groups are not being prescribed these medications. Dr Akshay Jain looks into possible reasons why.
  • Medical Triumph: Gene Therapy Gives Shot at Normal Life   Dr F. Perry Wilson discusses an advance in gene therapy that may allow children with ADA-SCID, a rare and life-threatening immunodeficiency, to have a normal life.
  • How Has COVID-19 Affected People With Migraine? Lifestyle changes and stresses as a result of the pandemic, as well as the virus itself, have made an impact on patients with migraine.
  • AF Ablation Latest: Whom to Treat and How Early to Intervene   Drs Thomas Munger and Peter Noseworthy weigh the results of recent data on early intervention in AF in light of CABANA and other trials.
  • Navigating Prior Authorization and Costs for HFrEF Drugs Online tools and decision aids can help clinicians and patients work through the barriers that have slowed the use of new drugs such as sacubitril-valsartan.
  • FDA Expands Pfizer Vaccine EUA for Children Ages 12-15   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, announces the expansion of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine EUA for children ages 12-15.
  • Why I Chose Neurology Neurologist Matthew Barrett recounts how his family experience influenced his decision to become a neurologist.
  • How to Improve Our Response to COVID's Mental Tolls From our countries' myriad mistakes, a bold vision for identifying and addressing those most at risk for long-term mental illness can arise, says psychiatrist Lloyd Sederer.
  • Mandrola Previews (Virtual) ACC 2021 Presentations on aspirin dosing, surgical left atrial appendage occlusion, heart failure rehab, and rate vs rhythm control are among the top picks from the virtual ACC 2021, according to John Mandrola, MD.