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  • Are We Shortchanging Patients With Obesity? Recent studies suggest that patients are capable of greater weight loss than doctors might be giving them credit for. We can help more people benefit than we currently do, says Dr Richard Plotzker.
  • Stop the Benzo: It's Worth the Screaming The potential benefits of benzodiazepines among older adults are simply outweighed by the risks. But is stopping them worth the fight?
  • Kids, Sleep, and COVID: Times Have Changed COVID-19 had led to a whole host of sleep problems in children of all ages.
  • ESC 2020 Seven Quick Thoughts on the New European AF Guidelines There's much to admire in the new ESC/EACTS guidelines on atrial fibrillation, but the push for opportunistic screening concerns electrophysiologist John Mandrola, MD.
  • APA Tackles Structural Racism in Psychiatry, Itself A new APA task force aims to address structural and institutional racism in psychiatry.
  • A Doctor Conquers His Demons In his new book, Dr Adam Hill recounts how he overcame his struggle with depression and alcoholism.
  • AAIC 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAIC 2020.
  • 'Doc, Can I Get a Mask Exemption?' As more jurisdictions mandate facial coverings in public, questions have arisen about whether it's safe for everyone, including those with lung disease, to wear masks.
  • Tips on Getting Quality Sleep During COVID Dr Aaron Holley describes the behavioral interventions and medications that are helpful in improving sleep quality.
  • SLEEP 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SLEEP 2020
  • Let's Stop the Draconian Visiting Restrictions One physician's thoughts on how to loosen visitation restrictions responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Bariatric Surgery in Teens: 7 Things Every PCP Should Know   Bariatric surgery is one of the few strategies shown to be effective in treating severe obesity in children. Dr Elizabeth Parks Prout provides key information, including new AAP recommendations.
  • The Mental Health Aftermath of COVID-19   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks to Columbia University psychiatrists Jeffrey Lieberman and Laurel S. Mayer about the mental health aftermath of the pandemic.
  • ATS 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ATS 2020
  • Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Flo? We all know about Florence Nightingale and her legacy, but do we really know Flo? In celebration of Nurses' Week and Flo's birthday, take our quiz and find out.
  • With 'Horrendous' Decisions Afoot in COVID-19, Teams Are Key   With the COVID-19 pandemic stressing physicians and clinical teams, Tait Shanafelt, a physician wellness expert, says institutions need to provide clear, transparent information and support.
  • COVID-19 Diary Day 2: Insomnia -- The Mark of Medical Practice Don Dizon shares how he is dealing with the pandemic, knowing that despite COVID-19, people still need care, chemotherapy needs to be administered, and new patients are still coming in for evaluation.
  • Is COVID-19 Leading to a Mental Illness Pandemic? People living through this crisis are experiencing trauma.
  • Stanford Hospitalist: 'What I Wish I'd Known 2 Weeks Ago'   Even with warning, the surge of COVID-19 patients came faster than expected, and hospitalists may need to be ready for 70% loss of staff availability, says Stanford's chief of hospital medicine.
  • The Week That Wasn't: Scented Sleep, Beyond BPA, Insomnia-Diet Link Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.