Internal Medicine Perspective

 
 
  • 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.
  • What the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Task Force Is Missing COVID-19 is taking an increasingly alarming toll on the nation's mental health, which makes this oversight all the more disappointing, according to two psychiatrists.
  • 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.
  • TB in Primary Care: New Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines   Dr Neil Skolnik keeps it practical for PCPs with this summary of the latest diagnosis and treatment guidelines.
  • 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 a Medical School Dean Got Ahead of COVID-19   Dr Andrew Wilner talks with Dr Scott Strome, executive dean and vice chancellor for Clinical Affairs at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
  • 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.
  • A Paradigm Shift for Preventing Stroke in Patients With Diabetes   Dr Christoph Diener on the promising new treatments that are taking aim at the deadly consequences of diabetes.
  • 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.
  • CDC Doc Addresses Today's Pandemic and the Next A CDC physician's experience battling antibiotic resistance in a COVID-19 world.
  • 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.
  • Ignoring the Sins of Our Patients As physicians, we are obliged to everyone who walks, staggers, or wheels through our doors -- regardless of what walk of life they've detoured from, sins they've committed, or what beliefs they hold.
  • 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.
  • Nov 20 2020 This Week in Cardiology   COVID-19 vaccines and virtual AHA presentations on statins and the nocebo effect, high dose omega-3s, and AF ablation are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses on this week’s podcast.
  • Medscape APRN Compensation Report 2020 Find out how much APRNs are being paid and whether their earnings are static or increasing.
  • SCORED and FIDELIO-DKD: Time for Cardiologists to Help, Not Hurt, the Kidney   Nephrologist Jennie Lin and cardiologist Jane Wilcox discuss the results of SCORED and FIDELIO-DKD, presented at the AHA meeting. Can these drugs help the specialties work together to protect the kidneys?
  • COPD Highlights From CHEST 2020   COPD highlights from CHEST 2020, reported by Dr Darcy Marciniuk, include analysis of the effect of ICS-containing therapies on lung function decline and cardiovascular risk after acute exacerbation.