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Quick Test Helps Detect Dementia

Primary care tool assesses memory recall, cognition and gait, and symbol-matching

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'He Is Not a Comic Book Super-Villain': What We Heard This Week

Quotable quotes heard by 乌鸦传媒's reporters

Meeting Coverage
Patients With Severe ACLF on Liver Transplant Waitlists Face High Mortality Rates

Urgent need for organ allocation system reform, researchers say

Special Reports
Health Worker for a Nonprofit? The New Ban on Noncompete Contracts May Not Help You

New rule may not protect the largest number of medical professionals

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Weight Loss/Diabetes Drug Has Positive Treatment Effect on MASH

GLP-1/GIP agonist also improved fibrosis biomarkers, liver fat, and stiffness in phase II trial

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Podcasts
Artery Inflammation and CV Events; Stepped Palliative Care for Lung Cancer Patients

Also in TTHealthWatch: diets and medicine in IBS and active surveillance in prostate cancer

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Meeting Coverage
New Tricuspid Interventions Launched into 'Broken' System

Having the technology reach the right patients is a major challenge in the real world

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Where medicine is all fun and games

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Which COVID Strain Did FDA Advisors Support for Fall Vaccines?

You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz

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Pharmacy
It's Getting Harder for Rural Pharmacies to Stay Afloat

These pharmacies fill a healthcare gap and can be a touchstone for their communities

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Meeting Coverage
Novel Glucagon/GLP-1 Receptor Dual Agonist Improved MASH in Phase II Study

Effects may be related to weight loss, not changes in fibrogenesis, expert suggests

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Spotlight On
Myelofibrosis: Beyond Ruxolitinib

Other JAK inhibitors, combinations, and novel therapies offer more hope for patients

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Infectious Disease
Paxlovid Fails First Test in Long COVID

Trial had been stopped early for lack of efficacy

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Meeting Coverage
Novel Intelligent Liver Function Test Platform Improves Liver Disease Diagnosis

iLFT is now an essential, highly utilized tool at one U.K. primary care system

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Ophthalmology
Melatonin Use Tied to Decreased Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Retrospective research isn't definitive but cheap supplement has been linked to better eye health

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Spotlight On
Hormonal Therapies for Endometrial Cancer in the Molecular Era

Molecular testing is beginning to make a difference for patients

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Spotlight On
What Will New Weight-Loss Drugs Mean for Endometrial Cancer?

GLP-1 receptor agonists may be able to tackle the major modifiable risk factor

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Meeting Coverage
Sleep Disturbance Common in Postmenopausal Women With Troublesome Hot Flashes

Most reported trouble sleeping, staying asleep, and many said their sleep was of poor quality

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Endocrinology
Bariatric Surgery Linked With Lower Mortality vs GLP-1 Drugs in Study, but ...

Analysis of patients with obesity and diabetes only looked at first-generation GLP-1 agonists

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Podcasts
MedPod Today: Thumbs Down for MDMA; NEJM Embargo Policy Reversed; 'Margarita Burn'

乌鸦传媒 reporters offer further insights into these recently covered topics

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Oncology/Hematology
Telomerase Inhibitor Approved for MDS-Related Anemia

Imetelstat indicated for lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes with transfusion-dependent anemia

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Washington-Watch
SCOTUS Sides With Native American Tribes in Healthcare Funding Dispute With Feds

Decision will cover millions in overhead costs that two tribes faced

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Neurology
FDA Reviewers Question Patient Selection for Alzheimer's Drug Candidate

Agency's advisors will discuss efficacy, safety of investigational donanemab

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Infectious Disease
Texas Rancher Develops Rare Case of Anthrax After Butchering Dead Lamb

"There is no safe way to prepare meat ... from an animal that has died of anthrax, CDC warns

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Meeting Coverage
Hyperoxia Improves Some Respiratory Outcomes Post-Anesthesia in Small Study

10-patient trial supports a more liberal approach to oxygen in the recovery room

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Meeting Coverage
Can Mitral Valve Innovators Dig Themselves Out of a Rut?

Current transcatheter mitral valve replacement devices a poor match for clinical need

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MedPod Today: Thumbs Down for MDMA; NEJM Embargo Policy Reversed; 'Margarita Burn'

乌鸦传媒 reporters offer further insights into these recently covered topics

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HealthWatch
Hypertension After Kidney Donation; Statins in Old and Very Old People

Also in TTHealthWatch: fluoride's effect on pregnancy outcomes

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A Life in Medical Innovation and Philanthropy

A discussion with the former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Rx for Reality: Clinicians Confront Medical Gaslighting

Three healthcare professionals describe when they were gaslit by their peers

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Jeremy Faust, MD
Paxlovid Trial Flops for COVID Pneumonia

Small study found no decrease in mortality among inpatients in three countries

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Former Surgeon General: High Medical Debt 'Obliterating Our Country's Future'

Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, discusses the problem with high deductibles and health savings accounts

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Former U.S. Surgeon General: We're Not Ready as a Nation for Single-Payer Healthcare

Jerome Adams, MD, discusses how we could systematically lower healthcare costs

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Former Surgeon General's Exorbitant ED Bill: Impact of 'Cover Your Ass' Care

Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, sits down with 乌鸦传媒 to discuss his recent $10,000 ED bill

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Chloe Nazra Lee, MD
Men Too: Sexual Harassment in the Operating Room

The fear and anxiety that come with harassment cross all boundaries

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Chloe Nazra Lee, MD, MPH
Bad Surgeon: Barriers to Addressing Medical Misconduct

Our culture rejects self-criticism, censors frank discussion, and too often hides misconduct

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Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS
When a Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Causes Cancer

The potential benefits of CAR T-cell therapies still far outweigh the risks