Family Medicine Perspective

 
 
  • Getting a COVID Vaccine -- Trial Participant Shares What It's Like   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Kelvin Phillips, who is participating in a 2-year COVID-19 vaccine trial, about his experience and why he is taking part.
  • Dec 4 2020 This Week in Cardiology   COVID vaccines, tocilizumab, finerenone, type 2 MI care, coronary CTA, and sotagliflozin are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
  • 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.
  • The Pandemic Pediatrician: What We Know Now With more than 1 million US children infected with SARS-CoV-2 to date, we've learned a lot about COVID-19 in kids. However, we still have many unanswered questions.
  • 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.
  • Health Disparities in Dermatology: Making a Change   Drs Candrice Heath, Susan Taylor, and Lynn McKinley-Grant discuss health disparities in dermatology that were brought to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic and how these disparities are starting to be addressed.
  • AHA 2020 The Duty to Inform: Be Galileo on COVID-19 Melissa Walton-Shirley sees parallels between the 16th-century mathematician and the work of modern-day healthcare workers to rebut COVID denialism.
  • Advancing Healthcare During the Pandemic and Beyond Healthcare has benefited from the pandemic in three ways, say Kaiser Permanente's CEO and WebMD's CMO.
  • 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.
  • Which Antidiabetic Drug Class is Most Renoprotective? In a clash of the antidiabetic drug titans, which class demonstrates the most renoprotection?
  • 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.
  • ACR Convergence: Rheumatoid Arthritis   Dr Stanley Cohen, from the University of Texas, reviews abstracts from the 2020 ACR Annual Meeting, including safety data on the use of the recombinant zoster vaccine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Abstracts From ACR Convergence   Dr Michele Petri highlights abstracts on systemic lupus erythematosus from ACR 2020, including the effects of hydroxychloroquine on QTc length and use of belimumab and obinutuzumab on renal outcomes.
  • ACR Convergence: Psoriatic Arthritis   Dr Saakshi Khattri reviews key abstracts about psoriatic arthritis from the annual ACR meeting, including a tool for early detection and a study showing dactylitis may signal an aggressive phenotype.
  • '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.
  • 6 Big Changes Coming for Office-Visit Coding Next year, physicians may have an easier time coding for office visits -- and could even earn more money from them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Febrile UTIs in Infants: A Talk With AAP Guideline Author   The Cribsiders share clinical pearls on febrile UTIs from Kenneth Roberts, professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and author of the AAP guideline.