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'9/24/2021 2:48:12 PM'

Top Questions Answered About COVID Boosters for Your Patients

A lot of questions about the Pfizer/BioNTech booster shots are circulating after decisions from the FDA and the CDC and recommendations from two vaccine advisory committees. Medscape Medical News

'9/24/2021 1:48:10 PM'

FDA Okays Evolocumab Add-On for FH in Children Aged 10 and Up

The agency has approved the PCSK9 inhibitor for children 10 years of age and older with both homozygous and heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. FDA Approvals

'9/24/2021 1:33:00 PM'

FDA Issues Proposed Order for Over-the-Counter Sunscreens

"We see it as a key public health priority and our regulatory obligation to make sure that marketed sunscreen products offer protection from the sun's effects." Medscape Medical News

'9/24/2021 12:51:10 PM'

Two COVID-19 Vaccine Scientists Win 2021 Lasker Award in Medicine

Two scientists whose decades-long work contributed to the development of the Pfizer- BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were awarded the 2021 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Medscape Medical News

'9/24/2021 12:28:50 PM'

CDC Director Expands Boosters, Urges Unvaccinated to Get Shots

Unless the unvaccinated get their shots, the extra protection will not be enough, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said at a Friday briefing. WebMD Health News

'9/24/2021 11:59:46 AM'

Los Angeles County Begins Giving Pfizer Booster Doses

"Starting today, eligible Los Angeles County residents can begin receiving their booster dose at any of the hundreds of sites offering the Pfizer vaccine." Associated Press

'9/24/2021 11:13:46 AM'

Physician Shortages Blamed on Residency Policies in New Report

Think tank asserts residency training is "hamstrung by its fractious design and needless complexity" and suggests comprehensive reform to repair physician pipeline. Medscape Medical News

'9/24/2021 10:35:25 AM'

Delta Wants Airlines to Share Banned-Flyer Lists

The FAA reported this week that it has received 4,385 reports of unruly passengers this year alone, including 3,199 reports of passengers refusing to obey the face mask rules. WebMD Health News

'9/24/2021 10:33:29 AM'

Alabama Leading US in COVID-19 Death Rate Over Last Week

Alabama has averaged more than 100 deaths a day from COVID-19 over the last week, the nation's highest death rate even as hospitalizations linked to the coronavirus pandemic continue to decline. Associated Press

'9/24/2021 10:28:05 AM'

US Education Secretary Backs Mandatory Vaccine for Kids in School

'Not only do I support it, but I'm encouraging states to come up with a plan to make sure it happens,' Education Secretary Miguel Cardona told Politico on Thursday as he toured schools in the Midwest. WebMD Health News

'9/24/2021 10:23:16 AM'

A Daily Pill to Treat COVID?

At least three promising antiviral treatments for COVID-19 are being tested in clinical trials, with results expected as soon as late fall or winter. Kaiser Health News

'9/24/2021 10:10:31 AM'

COVID-19 Toll in WVa Eclipses Worst US Coal Mine Disaster

Gov. Jim Justice is asking why the daily tolls don't motivate more people to get their COVID-19 shots. Associated Press

'9/24/2021 9:59:57 AM'

NY Hospitals, Schools Fear Staff Shortage From Vaccine Rules

Some of the nation's most aggressive COVID-19 vaccine mandates are scheduled to take effect Monday in New York amid continued resistance from some to the shots. Associated Press

'9/24/2021 8:45:47 AM'

Dupilumab Effective for Up To 1 Year in Teens With AD: Study

Efficacy remained steady at high levels at 52 weeks, and serious adverse effects were rare, extension trial finds. Medscape Medical News

'9/24/2021 8:43:31 AM'

Holding Mycophenolate Helps Immune Response to COVID Vaccination

A comparison of patients with RMDs shows that withholding mycophenolate around the time of vaccination can be done safely and is associated with a positive antibody response to vaccination. Medscape Medical News

'9/24/2021 8:23:08 AM'

Factors Differ for Early vs Late TNFi Switch in AS Patients

Different factors were associated with switching an initial TNF inhibitor within 2 years vs after 2 years of treatment. Medscape Medical News

'9/24/2021 8:06:02 AM'

A Plant-Based Diet for the Big Apple? That's the Plan

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams put his type 2 diabetes into remission with a plant-based diet. As New York City's likely next mayor, he'll aim to move residents in a 'plant-forward' direction. Medscape Medical News

'9/24/2021 7:57:59 AM'

Use Live Donors for Liver Transplants for HCC Patients

For patients with hepatocelluar carcinoma (HCC), liver transplant from a live donor improves survival and frees up organs from deceased donors for other patients on the long waiting list. Medscape Medical News

'9/24/2021 7:40:08 AM'

Apple Devices Identify Early Parkinson's Disease

Smartwatch motion sensors, cognitive tasks, and motor exams can differentiate between patients with early, untreated Parkinson's disease and healthy controls, new research shows. Medscape Medical News

'9/24/2021 7:19:06 AM'

TVT Registry Low-risk Bicuspid TAVR 1-Year Results Hit Print

Short-term outcomes were similar for bicuspid and tricuspid aortic stenosis, but randomized trials are need to direct optimal care in these patients, experts say. Medscape Medical News