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Benefits of Post-Op Penile Traction Therapy Hold Up Over Time
https://www.medpagetoday.com/urology/prostatecancer/95226

Oct 23rd, 2021 - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A penile traction therapy (PTT) device produced lasting improvements in men after prostatectomy, a researcher reported. The current data builds on an August 2021 study of 6-month data from 55 men (average age 58.6) who were randomly assigned to control (n=25) or treatment with PTT (n=30) after prostatectomy. The interventions began 1 month post-surgery, and those in the PTT...

Motor imagery improves MS
https://www.mdedge.com/neurology/article/247794/multiple-sclerosis/motor-imagery-improves-ms
Jim Kling

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Motor imagery (MI) is a useful tool in the management of multiple sclerosis (MS), with the potential to improve balance, walking, and even cognitive function and mental health. It’s a technique that many think of as the realm of professional athletes, who use it to help mentally prepare for physical activity.

How the pandemic prompted one clinic to embrace digital innovation
https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/247790/business-medicine/how-pandemic-prompted-one-clinic-embrace-digital
Doug Brunk

Oct 22nd, 2021 - When the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shuttered in-patient visits to a multispecialty practice in the San Francisco Bay Area in March of 2019, Olga Afanasiev, MD, PhD, and her colleagues saw an opportunity to create a new teledermatology workflow. Dr.

Explainer-Americans wonder: Which COVID-19 booster is best?
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-boosters-explainer/explainer-americans-wonder-which-covid-19-booster-is-best-idUSKBN2HC243

Oct 22nd, 2021 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans this week were handed a big decision when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said individuals who qualify could choose a different vaccine from the one they received for their initial inoculation. For Americans asking how to choose, the following is what some experts advise: The CDC ...

COVID Vaccine Recipients Also Less Likely to Die of Other Causes
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/95220

Oct 22nd, 2021 - People who were vaccinated against COVID-19 were also less likely to die from non-COVID-19-related causes compared with unvaccinated people, researchers found. The adjusted relative risk of non-COVID-19 mortality ranged from 0.31 (95% CI 0.30-0.33) for those who received two doses of Moderna to 0.54 (95% CI 0.49-0.59) for Johnson & Johnson recipients, reported Stanley Xu, PhD, of Kaiser Permane...

Walmart, Walgreens U.S. stores roll out Moderna, J&J COVID-19 booster shots
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-boosters/update-4-walmart-walgreens-u-s-stores-roll-out-moderna-jj-covid-19-booster-shots-idUSL4N2RI3BC

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) -Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Walmart Inc said on Friday their U.S. pharmacies started administering COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, in addition to previously authorized Pfizer-BioNTech booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended J&J and Moderna’s booster shots and said Americans can choose a different shot f...

NSCLC Incidence Declining, Except in Stage I Disease
https://www.medpagetoday.com/radiology/diagnosticradiology/95219

Oct 22nd, 2021 - The overall incidence of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) decreased from 2010 to 2017, with the incidence of stage IV disease falling, and stage I disease rising, researchers determined. A cross-sectional epidemiological analysis showed that NSCLC incidence per 100,000 population declined from 46.4 to 40.9 during the study period. While the incidence of stage II, IIIA, and IIIB disease was st...

Study: Chronic GI Disorders Surfaced Months After COVID
https://www.medpagetoday.com/gastroenterology/irritablebowelsyndrome/95218

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Four in 10 COVID-19 patients from disadvantaged communities developed new post-COVID gastrointestinal disorders, including functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers found in a retrospective study. In a survey of 200 individuals, 39.5% developed de novo post-COVID gastrointestinal disorders, with 58 reporting FD-like complaints, two reporting IBS-like complaints, ...

HCA Healthcare's labor pains cast shadow on upbeat quarter
https://www.reuters.com/article/hca-healthcare-results/update-4-hca-healthcares-labor-pains-cast-shadow-on-upbeat-quarter-idUSL4N2RI2TL

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) -HCA Healthcare Inc on Friday cautioned higher labor costs that tarnished strong third quarter profits could linger for longer as the hospital operator battles a staff crunch, sending the company’s shares down. A nationwide shortage of healthcare workers amid fatigue from a prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals to shell out more to hire and retain nurses and other staff ami...

Burnout a Risk Factor for Suicidal Thoughts in Nurses
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/95217

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Nurses experiencing burnout were twice as likely to have thoughts of suicide, and those with symptoms of depression were 11 times as likely to experience suicidal thoughts, a survey study found. Among more than 7,000 nurses surveyed from November to December 2017, a total of 5.5% experienced suicidal ideation, which is higher than rates of suicidal thoughts in the general population (4.3%), rep...

How can doctors help kids recover from COVID-19 school disruptions?
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/247777/mental-health/how-can-doctors-help-kids-recover-covid-19-school
Jake Remaly

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Physicians may be able to help students get back on track after the pandemic derailed normal schooling, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician suggests. The disruptions especially affected vulnerable students, such as those with disabilities and those affected by poverty.

Too Many TAVR Centers Are Clustered Around Well-to-Do Communities
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/pci/95213

Oct 22nd, 2021 - The proliferation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs in the U.S. was largely limited to metropolitan areas and hospitals serving relatively affluent patients, a study found. Only 2% of the 583 hospitals with a TAVR program by the end of 2018 were not located in metropolitan areas, and there was only one rural center. Furthermore, half of new programs established in 2012 t...

Factbox-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest/factbox-latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-coronavirus-idUSKBN2HC0J2

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) - Russia reported a fourth straight daily record of COVID-19 deaths with a week to go before the start of a workplace shutdown ordered by President Vladimir Putin, while Germany’s seven-day incidence rate rose sharply over the past week. * The UK Health Security Agency designated a Delta subvariant called AY.4.2 as a “Variant Under Investigation”, saying on Friday there was some evide...

Drink up: Large study confirms coffee beneficial to liver health
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/247760/gastroenterology/drink-large-study-confirms-coffee-beneficial-liver
Thomas R. Collins

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Drinking more than three cups of caffeinated coffee a day is associated with less liver stiffness, according to an analysis of a nationally representative survey, which was recently published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. amenic181/Getty Images The study is likely the most rigorous look to date on the benefits of coffee on liver health in the U.

Walgreens to administer Moderna, J&J COVID-19 booster shots at U.S. stores
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-boosters/walgreens-to-administer-moderna-jj-covid-19-booster-shots-at-u-s-stores-idUSL4N2RI3AO

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Oct 22 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Friday customers can start receiving booster COVID-19 shots from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson at its U.S. stores. The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended the additional doses and said Americans can choose a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster.

Many States Frown Upon Medicaid Coverage of Penile Implants for ED
https://www.medpagetoday.com/urology/erectiledysfunction/95204

Oct 22nd, 2021 - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- At least 21 states still don't provide Medicaid coverage for penile implants in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED), a new study found. In contrast, 49 states cover male urethral slings, and 48 states cover insertion of artificial urinary sphincters for male incontinence, reported John Barnard, MD, of West Virginia University in Morgantown, who presented the findings at...

Doctors urge unvaccinated Hungarians to avoid weekend rallies
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-hungary-healthcare/doctors-urge-unvaccinated-hungarians-to-avoid-weekend-rallies-idUSKBN2HC1DM

Oct 22nd, 2021 - BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary’s main doctors’ association on Friday urged Hungarians not immunised against COVID-19 to stay away from mass rallies this weekend amid a rise in cases across central Europe. The region has the European Union’s lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading ...

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shows 90.7% efficacy in trial in children
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-pfizer-children/pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-shows-90-7-efficacy-in-trial-in-children-idUSL4N2RI2X5

Oct 22nd, 2021 - NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of five to 11 year olds, the U.S. drugmaker said on Friday. Sixteen children in the trial who had received a placebo got COVID-19, compared with 3 who were vaccinated, Pfizer said in briefing documents submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Because mor...

23andMe to buy telehealth firm Lemonaid for $400 million
https://www.reuters.com/article/lemonaid-health-m-a-23andme/23andme-to-buy-telehealth-firm-lemonaid-for-400-million-idUSKBN2HC14G

Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) - Direct-to-consumer DNA testing firm 23andMe Holding Co said on Friday it would buy privately held company Lemonaid Health Inc for $400 million in a cash-and-stock deal, as it looks to expand into telemedicine. Lemonaid Health offers patients direct online access for a number of common conditions, from consultation through treatment. It also offers free and fast delivery of prescript...

HCA Healthcare third quarter profit jumps more than threefold
https://www.reuters.com/article/hca-healthcare-results/hca-healthcare-third-quarter-profit-jumps-more-than-threefold-idUSL4N2RI2TB

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Oct 22 (Reuters) - Hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc reported a 240% rise in third-quarter profit on Friday, driven primarily by the sale of four hospitals in Georgia. Net income attributable to HCA rose to $2.27 billion, or $7.00 per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $668 million, or $1.95 per share, a year earlier.