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Around one in five healthcare workers left medicine during the pandemic — nearly half a million since February 2020, according to federal data. But even pre-pandemic, some healthcare providers were scouting for other career options. MedPage Today spoke with three nurses who, in an unusual twist, chose to chart their own courses as entrepreneurs, managers,
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A genetically modified pig heart has been successfully transplanted into a 57-year-old man who had no other treatment options but is “doing well” 3 days after the procedure, officials at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Baltimore, announced today. “This organ transplant demonstrated for the first time that a genetically modified animal heart can
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Findings from the phase I/II MajesTEC-1 study on teclistamab were presented at December’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, showing that the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) × CD3 bispecific antibody continues to produce meaningful and durable responses in patients with heavily pretreated relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, as well as a manageable safety profile
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What could be the nation’s first universal health care system found new life on Thursday after California Democrats proposed steep tax hikes to pay for it, prompting strong opposition from insurers, doctors and Republicans at the start of an election year. Progressives in California’s Democratic-dominated state Legislature have long called for
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next. Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare
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If you don’t think it’s important to assess for sleep disorders in your patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), think again. According to Sabra M. Abbott, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at Northwestern University, Chicago, AD is associated with difficulty falling asleep, nighttime awakenings, early morning awakenings, increased daytime sleepiness, decreased sleep efficiency, increased arousals, awakenings, and sleep
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The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the week. Topics include this year’s
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Key Takeaways The primary outcome was the rate of seropositivity after 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine with rates of seropositivity after 1 dose, rates of positive neutralizing antibody (nAb), cellular responses and adverse events as secondary outcomes. Two thirds of patients (67%) with hematological malignancies were seropositive after 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Supreme Court appeared to agree Friday with the federal government that it is within its rights to require that healthcare facilities that accept Medicare or Medicaid dollars vaccinate workers against COVID-19, but justices seemed more skeptical that the government
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If you’re one of those who said “weight loss” will be part of their New Year’s Resolutions for 2022, chances are, running is one of the exercises you’re considering to include in your 2022 fitness routine. In general, any type of movement is already better than sitting for hours, so taking it up a notch by hitting the
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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for both sides Friday during oral arguments in two sets of cases involving federal vaccine mandates. “Why isn’t this necessary to abate a grave risk?” Justice Elena Kagan asked Scott Keller, an attorney representing the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a plaintiff in the lawsuit seeking
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Among antiseizure medications (ASMs) used as monotherapy in poststroke epilepsy (PSE), lamotrigine is associated with the lowest risk for mortality and valproic acid is associated with the highest risk, new research suggests. Investigators assessed more than 2500 patients, most in their late seventies, using carbamazepine as a comparator. Results showed that valproic acid, phenytoin, and
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There is fear that COVID-19 vaccination could mess up a woman’s menstrual cycle, but a new study is clearing that up with its “reassuring” findings on how the biological preparations tend to affect periods.   Researchers reported Wednesday that they found only a small and temporary change in the menstrual cycle of women who got jabbed
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[embedded content] Mikhail Varshavski, DO, who goes by “Doctor Mike” on social media, is a board-certified family medicine physician at the Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. In this video, Varshavski recounts the story of a patient who came to him after being misdiagnosed by other doctors due to fat-bias. Following
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After nearly 10 months, a record-long strike in Massachusetts has come to an end, paving the way for hundreds of nurses to return to Tenet Healthcare’s Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester. The end of the strike is important in more ways than one. The nurses — members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) — were
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Preschoolers who experienced community-acquired pneumonia in infancy were significantly more likely than those with no history of pneumonia to develop chronic respiratory disorders, based on data from approximately 7000 individuals. “Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) during the first years of life cause injury to the rapidly developing lung at its most critical stage,” wrote Rotem
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In a recent Clinical Challenges series on porphyria, MedPage Today delved into diagnosing and treating acute hepatic porphyria, as well as management of erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). The following is a three-question quiz to test your knowledge on each aspect of the series. Correct answers and explanations appear after completing the quiz. Please enable JavaScript to
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Adjunctive treatment with the novel oral medication REL-1017 (esmethadone) is effective in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) who have failed other antidepressants, new research suggests. REL-1017, from Relmada Therapeutics, is a novel N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) channel blocker that preferentially targets hyperactive channels while maintaining physiologic glutamatergic neurotransmission. Results from a phase 2a study showed
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You used to come to us struggling to breathe and begging for our help, and while we stood over you preparing for intubation, we would feel all the feels while looking into eyes that we knew might never open again. We would break down and cry while telling your family that you didn’t make it
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