Despite a slowdown in dating due to mandatory lockdowns, isolation, and quarantines, sexually transmitted diseases were on the rise in the U.S. during the first year of the pandemic in 2020, with several surpassing 2019 levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s 2020 STD Surveillance Report showed
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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is an imperfect screening biomarker for prostate cancer, but new data indicate that accounting for noncancer genetic factors that influence PSA levels could improve the test’s accuracy. In a large genome-wide association study of PSA levels in men without prostate cancer, researchers developed and validated a genetic score
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The Good Brigade | Digitalvision | Getty Images A popular way to save for out-of-pocket medical expenses might be contributing to health-care inequality, new research suggests. Health savings accounts are tax-advantaged accounts available to Americans with high-deductible health insurance policies. Federal law established them in 2003. Since then, HSAs have grown quickly as employers have
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A study released today indicates that SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) spreads extensively in households, with children being a significant source of that spread. Approximately 50% of household members were infected from the first-infected individual during the study period. Although kids were less likely to spread the virus compared to adults, children and adults were equally likely to
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[embedded content] In this video, Mikhail Varshavski, DO — who goes by “Doctor Mike” on social media — reacts to unique addictions. Following is a partial transcript of the video (note that errors are possible): Trina: I’m addicted to coffee enemas. Narrator: For the past two years, Trina hasn’t been able to function without her
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Welcome to our newest blog series, “Five Questions With…”  In this series, we will highlight the unsung heroes that make healthcare work. From guest services to the phlebotomist, the pet therapy volunteer, and the environmental services workers.  These individuals enhance our experiences when we are getting care and highlight human connection and support. Thank you for all
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To assist in the search for potential drugs, an international team led by Harvard Medical School researchers has developed software capable of preparing and screening billions of chemical compounds. Such programs were previously limited to sifting through about 1 million to 10 million compounds each. Read more: https://hms.harvard.edu/news/galaxy-drug-candidates UPDATE, MARCH 18 Amid the COVID-19 global
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There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. But for people with obstructive sleep apnea, decent shut eye is hard to get. They often snore and repeatedly stop breathing during the night. This not only causes daytime sleepiness, but also other health issues. More on risks of sleep apnea and what you can do about it
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You’re in high school and have determined you want to become a doctor. There are two paths in front of you. Go to college, take the MCAT, and hopefully get into medical school, or go the BS/MD route, shortening your training and streamlining the process. Should you go BS/MD or the traditional path? I’ll help
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Buy Images here: armandoh.org/shop “Croup, also known as largnotracheobronchitis, is usually a self limiting upper airway viral infection. As the name suggest there is an inflammatory response occurring the larynx and trachea causing upper airway obstruction. This leads to the characteristic features of croup: a hoarse voice, barking cough, inspiratory stridor and increased work of
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A number of new studies in lung cancer have started in recent months. Could one of your patients benefit from participating? EGFR-positive stage 1A2–1A3 non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after tumor resection. Adult patients in this clinical scenario can join a phase 3 study testing the effectiveness of osimertinib (Tagrisso). This third-generation oral kinase inhibitor
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Adequate dental care is an important part of a healthy life. Brushing twice a day and flossing are well-known parts of most peoples’ daily routines. Did you know, however, that keeping a healthy set of teeth and gums may also help to keep a healthy heart? Considering that periodontal disease, or disease of the gums,
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the pathogen responsible for the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The SARS-CoV-2 infection has a wide range of symptoms, ranging from none to extremely critical symptoms. The pathophysiology of COVID-19 is not well understood, even after more than two years; however, many scientists consider
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