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Standing Might Be to Blame for Our Twisted Pelvic Canal
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963024

Nov 16th, 2021 - Giving birth may be so arduous for humans in part because the pelvis is optimized for standing upright, a new study suggests. The study, published in BMC Biology , relies on computer-based simulations of how bone, soft tissue, and skin work in concert as we move. The same approach has been used to identify key elements of a perfect fastball in baseball and the best marathon gait. In the new ana...

One Quarter of Lung Cancer Patients Alive at 5 Years
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963046

Nov 16th, 2021 - In recent years, the survival rate for patients with lung cancer has increased to the point where now, almost one quarter of patients with lung cancer are alive 5 years after being diagnosed. This new statistic is highlighted in the State of Lung Cancer report from the American Lung Association (ALA), published online on November 16. "If you look back, the 5-year survival rate has been very slo...

NYC Officials Push COVID-19 Boosters Amid Rise in Cases
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963055

Nov 16th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — New York City health officials urged COVID-19 vaccine providers Monday to make booster shots widely available to most adults who want one amid a statewide spike in infections over the past two weeks. U.S. health officials have yet to authorize booster shots for all adults, but cu...

No Advantage Shown for LAA Ligation as Adjunct to Pulmonary Vein Isolation
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962954

Nov 15th, 2021 - In patients treated for persistent atrial fibrillation (AFib) with pulmonary vein antral isolation (PVAI), there was a numerical but not a statistical advantage for adjunctive left atrial appendage (LAA) ligation in a multicenter randomized trial. The study, called aMAZE, was conducted with the LARIAT LAA (AtriCure) ligation system. AtriCure announced in August that the primary efficacy endpoin...

Fired for Speaking Out! Could It Happen to You?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962780

Nov 12th, 2021 - Numerous articles have illuminated the stress and fatigue of nurses working through the pandemic. Ironically, the plight of nurses who became passionately outspoken during COVID has received less attention by the press. Many of those nurses are now in litigation, attempting to reclaim jobs they lost following an episode of speaking out as concerned providers. Aggrieved nurses wanted to clarify ...

Pandemic Stresses Harder on Physician Moms Than Physician Dads: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962805

Nov 12th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 has been difficult for parents trying to balance careers, home life, and keeping their loved ones safe. A new study indicates that not only are physicians not immune to these stressors, but the long-term effects could be devastating for healthcare overall. In a study published November ...

Are Our Patients Getting Mindfulness Wrong?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962654

Nov 10th, 2021 - The general public may be misinterpreting mindfulness and missing out on its benefits, according to a new study. What to know: The practice of mindfulness has gained in popularity in recent years and has been shown to effectively reduce stress and help alleviate related health disorders. Mindfulness involves two steps for mitigating stressful situations: awareness and acceptance. However, popul...

COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting Women's Reproductive Health
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957936

Nov 10th, 2021 - Women's reproductive health has suffered as a consequence of the stresses brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, with disturbances in menstrual cycles and worsening of premenstrual symptoms, suggest Irish survey data. "Our findings highlight a real need to provide appropriate medical care and mental health support to women affected by menstrual disturbance, given the unprecedented psychologica...

Psychological Stress Exacts High Toll on Adults With Heart Disease
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962605

Nov 10th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Myocardial ischemia induced by mental stress significantly raises the risk of cardiovascular events and death in patients with stable coronary heart disease, new research suggests. The findings "highlight the importance of emotional factors on the clinical course of patients with heart disease, providing compelling evidence to include stress and mental-health indicat...

Pritzker Signs COVID-19 Amendment to Illinois Conscience Law
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962595

Nov 9th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed into law a change to the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act that would allow those who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine to potentially face repercussions. The law was adopted in 1978 to protect physicians from penalty or disciplin...

Unvaccinated People 20 Times More Likely to Die From COVID: Texas Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962606

Nov 9th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. During the month of September, Texans who weren't vaccinated against COVID-19 were 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 and related complications than those who were fully vaccinated, according to a new study from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The data also showed that unva...

Do We Need to Disconnect to Reconnect?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962205

Nov 5th, 2021 - Working from home during COVID-19 has made it difficult to disconnect during off hours. It's hard not to answer an email when it's one click away or extend work hours since there’s no commute. I feel guilty if I block time off for myself or for activities outside the workplace — as though I will be frowned upon for not "working harder." With the outcome of increased work hours and an ever-blurr...

COVID-19 Has Brought More Complex, Longer Office Visits
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962399

Nov 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Increased mental health needs, higher acuity from delayed appointments, and added questions and conversations surrounding COVID-19 are forcing primary care offices to rethink priorities in office visits. Evidence of this came from the latest Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) survey, which found t...

Strength in Numbers: Women in Medicine Find Power Together
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962294

Nov 4th, 2021 - The father of Bettye Kearse, MD, PhD, was a physician. A self-described "Daddy's girl," she spent countless Wednesdays with him as he conducted house rounds with patients. That's when she witnessed "how intimately he took care of people," she says. Kearse wanted to do that, too, she says. After earning a PhD in genetics, she went to medical school. Finding good childcare for her daughter was a ...

Healthcare Unaffordability Common for Pregnant/Postpartum Women
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962207

Nov 3rd, 2021 - Financial hardship remains prevalent among pregnant and postpartum women, despite the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new findings published in JAMA Network Open. Nearly a quarter (24%) of pregnant and postpartum women reported having unmet health care needs, 60% had health care unaffordability, and 54% reported general financial stress. Notably, the type of insura...

COVID-19 Takes Measurable Toll on Emergency Personnel
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/962198

Nov 3rd, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Emergency medicine physicians, nurses, residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants showed signs of mental and physical stress after frontline pandemic experience, a prospective study of 50 healthcare personnel in the New York City area found. Previous studies have shown the physical...

Resident Doctor Who Attempted Suicide Three Times Fights for Change
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/961700

Nov 1st, 2021 - Content warning: This article contains discussions of suicide and suicidal ideation. Justin Bullock, MD, MPH In early 2020, Justin Bullock, MD, MPH, did what few, if any, resident physicians have done: He published an honest account in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) of a would-be suicide attempt during medical training. In the article, Bullock matter-of-factly lays out how in 2019, ...

A Little Halloween Treat for NICU Families, Nurses Dress Up Babies
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/961881

Oct 29th, 2021 - Adding a "little levity" to the stress of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), nurses at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH), in Tallassee, Florida, dressed their tiniest charges in Halloween costumes ranging from popular movie characters such as Olaf from Frozen and the Boy Scout, Russell, from Up to corporate icons such as a UPS driver and McDonald's fries. The nurses traditionally ador...

Spiders, Dogs, and PTSD: A Virtual Treatment for Phobias and Fear
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/961532

Oct 26th, 2021 - At Wayne State University's Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety Research Clinic (STARC) in Michigan, researchers are developing novel interventions for treating some very ancient phobias hardwired into the human brain. By using augmented reality as means of conducting exposure therapy, STARC researchers — including Shantanu Madaboosi, Rakesh Ramaswamy, and Lana Grasser — and STARC director Arash Javanb...

Stress, Depression During Pregnancy Can Harm Child
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/961631

Oct 26th, 2021 - New evidence points to the importance of helping mothers with their mental health during pregnancy. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, have found that feelings of stress or depression while pregnant are linked to changes in the placenta where the child is growing. The findings, published in Epigenomics, show these changes could alter gene activity. Stress and de...