Telehealth Technology is Underused in Nursing Homes Despite Pandemic
In response to the crisis, Medicare relaxed its rules and regulations surrounding telehealth services in order broaden access, allowing residences to receive care without having to risk travel to a health care facility.
Health Experts Urge Americans to Vaccinate Against Flu During National Influenza Week
A flu vaccine is especially important this year, as it can prevent a “twindemic” with COVID-19.
Cancer Screenings Crucial for Mortality Reduction
Cancer deaths are expected to spike due to COVID-19.
Favipiravir May be an Effective COVID-19 Treatment
The drug, which is approved for use in Japan and China, may help those with mild-to-moderate COVID-19.
FDA Approves Alternative to Traditional Colonoscopy Preparation
Sutab tablets provide an alternative to traditional liquid bowel preparation, which is hard to complete for some patients.
New Scoring Model Helps Clinics Determine Risk of Hospitalization, Death for Patients With COVID-19
A new scoring model is helping to determine the risk of hospitalization and death for patients being treated for COVID-19 in outpatient clinics such as urgent care centers.
FDA Approves Invermectin Lotion for Head Lice
Invermectin 0.5% is a topical lotion available OTC to treat head lice.
Steps Made Towards Universal Flu Vaccine
Targeting the virus’s stem, not the head, could be the answer.
Study: Telemedicine Can Reduce Emergency Department Backlog, Wait Times
Investigators found that using telemedicine can improve patient experience.
Study: Lower Zinc Doses Effective For Childhood Diarrhea
Lower doses of zinc provide similar results while reducing vomiting.
Study: Just 54% of Practitioners Have Prescribed PrEP to HIV-Vulnerable Patients
Internal medicine providers were 1.6 times more likely to prescribe PrEP than infectious disease practitioners.
Study Shows Flu Vaccine May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer Disease
Flu vaccination may introduce proteins used by the body to learn how to fight Alzheimer disease later on.
FDA Approves Ophthalmic Solution for Treatment of Cystinosis
Drops of cysteamine ophthalmic solution are applied 4 times a day.
Study: COVID-19 Pandemic Causing Mental Health Issues
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google searches for anxiety have climbed 17%.
FDA Approves New Opioid for Intravenous Use in Hospital Setting
The FDA has approved olicerdine (Olinvyk, Trevena) for use in patients with severe pain who require an IV opioid when alternative treatments prove to be inadequate.
Study Shows Cardiovascular Benefits to Exercise Even in Polluted Areas
More than 91% of the worldwide population lives in areas where air quality does not meet World Health Organization guidelines.
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