Perspectives

 
 
  • The Diagnosis We're All Missing, and Why That Must Change It's not just a disease of Latin America; there are an estimated 300,000 cases of Chagas disease in the United States. Are you prepared to make the diagnosis?
  • Experts Recommend Key Modifications to High-Resolution Manometry An updated classification system reshapes the diagnosis of esophageal motility disorders.
  • When Medical Messages Are Lost in Translation   Dr David Kerr discusses examples of medical communication being lost in translation.
  • What to Know About New Hypertension Guidelines in CKD   Dr Ileana Piña asks Dr Peter A. McCullough what physicians need to know about heart failure and kidney disease, and the new hypertension guidelines in chronic kidney disease.
  • 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.
  • A Delicate Balance: Identifying and Treating Pancreatic Cancer   Pancreatic cancer typically presents as late-stage disease, when treatment options are few. In this series, oncologists discuss how germline testing, targeted therapies, and an array of emerging treatment options are poised to improve outcomes in pancreatic cancer.
  • 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.
  • Uncommon Malignancies: Managing Rare Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas: Diverse Presentation of MCL   Oncologists discuss the symptoms of aggressive mantle cell lymphoma and the usefulness of MIPI scores to gauge risk and guide frontline treatment decisions.
  • 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.