Coronavirus 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.
  • 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.
  • CDC Doc Addresses Today's Pandemic and the Next A CDC physician's experience battling antibiotic resistance in a COVID-19 world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The COVID Complication You Might Miss An emerging complication of both severe influenza and COVID-19 may not be known to many healthcare providers. It can lead to deadly results.
  • How Do We Balance Business Interests With Social Distancing?   We want to stop the spread of COVID-19, but social distancing and limitations could put small businesses and restaurants out of commission. How do we stay safe and keep businesses going?
  • Cancer Care During COVID: It's Been a Mixed Experience   Professor David Kerr discusses his experiences delivering cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Why Not Try Melatonin, Zinc, Vit C? COVID-19 and Pascal's Wager   Should patients be free to try relatively low-risk therapies for COVID-19 if they lack evidence of benefit?
  • SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostics, From Serology to Spit   Dr Paul Auwaerter gives an overview of the session on SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics from the Chasing the Sun event at IDWeek 2020.
  • Vaccine Efficacy: A Biostatistician's Primer Patients will be clamoring for advice from their clinicians about coronavirus vaccines when they're rolled out. Natalie Dean provides a quick refresher on how to understand and interpret the data.
  • Neuropolarization: Differences Contribute to Partisan Divide Drs Lorenzo Norris and Yuan Chang Leong discuss neural polarization and the ways individuals with different political attitudes interpret news and political information.
  • Life, Death, and Painful Dilemmas: Ethics 2020 Medscape looked at how physician ethics have changed in the past decade. More than 5000 physicians told us how they feel about the critical issues they have to deal with and the choices they make.