Internal Medicine Perspective

 
 

  • Please Don't Use the Word 'Brittle' With Diabetes The word 'brittle' in the context of diabetes is unscientific, unhelpful, and potentially harmful, says Miriam E. Tucker, a Medscape contributing writer who lives with type 1 diabetes.
  • Has the U.S. Entered a Fourth Wave?   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Eric Topol, MD, Executive VP, Scripps Research, Editor-in-Chief, Medscape, about the fourth wave of the pandemic that the United States may be facing.
  • Is Cutting Salt Ever Harmful? Despite universal recommendations to lower sodium intake, there is a lack of consensus on how low to go and whether cutting salt can ever be harmful.
  • Apr 9 2021 This Week in Cardiology   COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, hybrid AF ablation, TAVR, and who gets to be called a doctor are the topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week’s podcast.
  • How COVID-19 Could Change Healthcare   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine, about the influence of COVID-19 and technology on the future of health care.
  • The Obesity Risk Everyone Forgets Some predisposing factors for obesity are obvious, but this pandemic highlights an emerging risk factor that healthcare professionals must remain vigilant to detect, says Dr Jessica Sparks Lilley.
  • Common COVID Vaccine Administration Errors to Watch For Build your knowledge and confidence in vaccinating against COVID-19 by knowing the most common error types.
  • Virtual Reality Simulators Yield Benefits in Cataract Surgery Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg shares how simulator technology can help both trainees and established ophthalmologists alike.
  • What Ebola Has Taught Us About Managing COVID   Drs Robert Glatter, Craig Spencer, and Syra Madad discuss lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic that the US should have learned from the Ebola crisis.
  • When to Trust Those Home Blood Pressure Readings   The Curbsiders share their favorite expert tips on the management of hypertension and when home and office BPs might differ.
  • When Does a Person Become Your Patient? You get a phone call from a 'friend of a friend' asking for advice. Or you find a new problem (in a current patient) that's outside your expertise. What's your duty of care in each case?
  • Can Storytelling Help Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy?   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Vin Gupta, MD, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, about addressing COVID-19 vaccination and treatment hesitancy.
  • Children Are Losing Parents to COVID-19, and We Need to Help   The death of a loved one changes your life forever. For children who lose a parent, the loss can be life-defining, and we have a responsibility to those left behind, says Dr F. Perry Wilson.
  • COVID's Been a Mental Marathon, but Let's Not Hit the Wall Yet Positive news abounds, but let's take the 'final mile ' to prepare for the psychological fallout that awaits, says psychiatrist Lloyd Sederer.
  • Are You Getting Enough Alone Time?   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Robert Coplan, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, about his concept of "aloneliness" and ways to get enough time to yourself.
  • Baseless Medical Advice Thrives With Few Repercussions   Our dwindling standards for veracity are a boon to hucksters and charlatans, and a loss to our patients, says Dr Jeffrey Lieberman.
  • Treatable Traits and Eosinophil Counts: Drug Therapy in COPD   Dr Neil Skolnik simplifies the recommendations in the 2021 GOLD Report on COPD.
  • In Telepsychiatry, Access Is Everything Digital technology has been critical to our ability to reach patients during the pandemic -- but only for those who have access to it.
  • Reflections on George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, and Racism in America Psychiatrist Lorenzo Norris, MD, reflects on the death of George Floyd and the legacy of systemic racism in the United States.
  • Help Families Get the New Child Allowance Raising families from poverty is a huge advantage to their health. Take these simple steps.