Persistent Vaccine Skepticism Can Erode Clinician Confidence in their Own Recommendations
August 18, 2022

Vaccine hesitancy and actual refusal can wear on clinicians over time; family physician Gretchen LaSalle, MD, offers potential antidotes to the frustration.

CDC Director Announces Broad Agency Restructuring Following External Review
August 18, 2022

The CDC's COVID-19 pandemic response was cited as a key factor driving plans to increase the agency's responsiveness and accountability.

Study Underscores Deficits in Management of COPD in Primary Care
August 17, 2022

Findings highlight the need for more real-life studies to support decision making within primary care settings, say researchers.

"Vaccination is More of a Marathon than a Sprint, so Keep Listening”
August 17, 2022

Listening to patient concerns about vaccines and guiding them to factual sources for answers pays off, says family physician Gretchen LaSalle, MD.

Factors to Consider When Treating Acute Pain
August 17, 2022

Pain experts discuss factors to consider when treating a patient with acute pain.

Diagnosis of Acute Pain
August 17, 2022

Benjamin W. Friedman, MD, MS; Francesca Beaudoin, MD, MS, PhD; Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN; and Jeff Gudin, MD, provide clinical pearls for the diagnosis of acute pain.

COVID-19 Update: US Vaccinations, Booster Doses, & Global Data as of August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

Data from the CDC on US vaccination and booster shot rates and from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on cases and deaths in the US and worldwide.

Self-measured BP Using Smartphone App No More Effective than Using Standard Device to Reduce Hypertension
August 16, 2022

Blood pressure reduction of approximately 11 mm Hg was seen at 6 months regardless of device used, suggesting patients can keep SMBP simple.

Booster Fatigue, Vaccines are for Kids, and Other Obstacles to Adult Immunization in Primary Care
August 16, 2022

Adult vaccine awareness in the US is historically low and complicated this year by booster fatigue and lots of catch-up, says family physician Gretchen LaSalle, MD.

Vaccine Hesitancy: How COVID-19 Changed the Tone, with Gretchen LaSalle, MD
August 16, 2022

Vaccine hesitancy didn't begin with COVID but family physician Gretchen LaSalle, MD, says the pandemic has changed the tone of the reluctance. She explains in this interview.