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May 17, 2022

Chronic Conditions Linked With Higher Risk for Fatal Drowning Chronic Conditions Linked With Higher Risk for Fatal Drowning

Dr Cody Dunne Preexisting medical conditions are associated with an increased risk for death by drowning, new data indicate. In a retrospective analysis of 4288 unintentional […]
May 16, 2022

Race Difference Seen in Prenatal Pot Screens Race Difference Seen in Prenatal Pot Screens

Black patients and those with public insurance are more likely than their White, wealthier counterparts to be screened for marijuana use during pregnancy, researchers have found. […]
May 12, 2022

Red Flag Raised for Post-Op Muscle Relaxants in Older Adults Red Flag Raised for Post-Op Muscle Relaxants in Older Adults

Dr Tasce Bongiovanni As doctors shift to non-opioid pain relievers in response to the opioid epidemic, the results of a small but illuminating study raise concerns […]
May 12, 2022

Cannabis-Related ED Visits Up 18-fold for Older Californians Cannabis-Related ED Visits Up 18-fold for Older Californians

As older adults turn to cannabis to relieve chronic symptoms, or for fun, an increasing number are winding up in emergency rooms with side effects from […]
May 10, 2022

Docs Check Mail for Ways to Return — and Ruin — Extra Opioids Docs Check Mail for Ways to Return — and Ruin — Extra Opioids

Mail carriers could play a key role in reducing opioid misuse, according to researchers and regulators. One strategy under consideration by the US Food and Drug […]
May 10, 2022

Exercise, Good Sleep Help Maintain Weight Loss in Obesity Exercise, Good Sleep Help Maintain Weight Loss in Obesity

Exercise improves sleep, and together, the two help maintain weight loss in people with obesity, shows a new analysis. “Our results show that there are a […]
May 10, 2022

Medical Education Programs Tell How Climate Change Affects Health Medical Education Programs Tell How Climate Change Affects Health

Madhu Manivannan, a third-year student at Emory School of Medicine, is on the vanguard of a new approach to clinical education. Manivannan, co-president of Emory Medical […]
May 9, 2022

When Medical ‘Myths’ Outlast the Evidence When Medical ‘Myths’ Outlast the Evidence

CHICAGO – Many physicians still hold beliefs despite the existence of clear evidence that they are incorrect, said a presenter at the annual meeting of the […]
May 6, 2022

Administrative Hassle Hacks: Strategies to Curb Physician Stress Administrative Hassle Hacks: Strategies to Curb Physician Stress

The American Medical Association estimates that physician burnout costs the country $4.6 billion annually, and that doesn’t include the cost for nurses and other clinicians. Additionally, […]
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