Anaïs Natal


Learning that Health Care is a Privilege

A young medical student, native of Peru and now resident of Georgia in the US, relates her early education in health care disparities, first in Peru, then in her adopted home.

Luke Halpern


Insulin Prescription Fills Up Following Inflation Reduction Act Cap on Out-of-Pocket Costs

The new policy is helping people who are taking insulin save money and helping others to afford it in the first place, says a study coauthor from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy .

Michael K Racke, MD


Fact vs Fiction in Alzheimer Disease

November is Alzheimer Awareness Month and a good time to look at common myths held by clinicians and patients alike - and the facts to refute them.

Fernando Carnavali, MD


Improved Diabetes and Kidney Function Control With KidneyIntelX

Drs Aide Vega and Fernando Carnavali highlight the increased control in both diabetes and kidney function with the use of KidneyIntelX in patients with DKD.

Rebecca T Khan, MD


Risk Stratification for Preeclampsia Would Save Lives, Reduce Burden of Cost to Health Care System

Identifying women at risk for preeclampsia with severe features and the most effective treatment is essential to reduce morbidity as well as to contain costs.

Nicole Chase, MD


Final Thoughts on Treatment of Asthma

Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH, FAAAAI, FACAAI; Dareen D. Siri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI; Nicole Chase, MD, FAAP, FACAAI, FAAAAI; and Andrew White, MD, give final thoughts on asthma management, considering the current treatment landscape.

Andrew White, MD


Final Thoughts on Treatment of Asthma

Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH, FAAAAI, FACAAI; Dareen D. Siri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI; Nicole Chase, MD, FAAP, FACAAI, FAAAAI; and Andrew White, MD, give final thoughts on asthma management, considering the current treatment landscape.

Kyle Munz


Pediatric EoE: FDA Accepts Dupilumab sBLA for Priority Review in Children Younger than 12 Years

Dupilumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting type 2 inflammation, would be the first treatment of its kind for younger children with eosinophilic esophagitis.

Francesca Beaudoin, MD, MS, PhD


Take-home Messages for Acute Pain Management

Benjamin W. Friedman, MD, MS; Francesca Beaudoin, MD, MS, PhD; Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN; and Jeff Gudin, MD, provide take-home messages to providers treating patients with acute pain.

Drew Boxler


The 10 Best States for Physicians

Some states that are better for physicians than others in terms of finances, competition, and other criteria. Partner site Physicians Practice crunched the numbers for you.

Abby Bleistein, MD


Leading Risk Factors Associated with Childhood Obesity: A Primer for Practitioners

How do low socioeconomic status and adverse childhood experiences tie into pediatric obesity? Here, an overview for practitioners.

Shelton Hager, MD


Q&A: Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Devices and Technologies

Wade Brosius, DO, Shelton Hager, MD, and Steven Peskin, MD, answer questions relating to diabetic retinopathy screening devices and highlight novel technologies utilized in this space.

Ethan Lazarus, MD


Prioritizing Mental Health: Applying Person-First Approaches to Care

When addressing mental health with patients with obesity, a thoughtful approach that balances psychological health and weight loss is critical, explains Dr Ethan Lazarus.

Dhiren Patel, PharmD


Final Pearls and Takeaways for Testing and Managing CKD

Experts wrap up their discussion of emerging chronic kidney disease tests and treatments with key takeaways for providers and patients.

Keith A. Reynolds


Walmart Closing All Health Centers, Ending Virtual Care Offerings

After a 5-year trial, the company is ending its entry into health care, citing the lack of a "sustainable business model."

Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH


"We are Great Medical Home Neighbors," Says Pediatric PM&R Physician Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH

Collaboration among care team members is a key ingredient to effective support for children with disabilities and this specialist says her welcome mat is out for her neighbors.

Candace Westgate, DO, MPH, FACOG


The Future of Multi-Cancer Early Detection

To close this series, experts explore the challenges and guideline gaps in multi-cancer early detection while considering its potential impact on patient care, accessibility, and improved outcomes.

Laura Biscaldi


FDA Advisory Committee Vote Unanimous on Harmonizing COVID Vaccine Formulations

The FDA and CDC must adopt the VRBPAC recommendation before it can be considered for implementation.

Steven Edelman, MD


Key Insights and Practical Tips: Wisdom from UCSD Practitioners for Effective T1D Management

The panel of experts from UCSD concludes the discussion on delaying the onset of stage 3 T1D by providing key takeaways and clinical advice on the treatment of patients with this condition.



Role of Bempedoic Acid in Clinical Practice

Experts discuss key takeaways from the review article “Role of Bempedoic Acid in Clinical Practice”, clinical implications, and the greatly anticipated CLEAR Outcomes trial.

Rachel Lutz


CDC Updates HCV Screening Guidelines to Increase Linkage to Care

The CDC update recommends ending screening strategies that require multiple clinic visits for sample collection, favoring 1 visit and automatic HCV RNA testing.

Sandra Fyfe


ACIP 2023 Vaccination Schedule Update, At-a-Glance

Among the CDC vaccine advisory group's recommendations are adding COVID-19 vaccines to the Vaccine for Children program and allowing PCV20 shots for those who previously received PCV13.

Wickham Simonds, MD


Social Determinants of Obesity: Treating Urban & Rural Patients

Social determinants of health vary between patients living in different environments, so what are the key factors to consider when creating a treatment plan?

Davy James


Novel Weight Loss Entrant from Amgen Challenges Duration of Effect and Dosing with Wegovy, Zepbound

Amgen's investigational maridebart cafraglutide in a phase 1 trial led to durable weight reduction following less frequent and lower doses, the company said.

Charles Montano, MD


Key Takeaways for the Management of MDD

Carmen Kosicek, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Charles Montano, MD; and Gus Alva, MD, DFAPA, provide take-home messages for the management of patients with MDD and other depressive disorders.

Shagun Bindlish, MD, Dipl, ABOM, ACLM


Sleep & Obesity: How to Prescribe Better Sleep for Patients

Educating patients with obesity about the link between poor sleep and weight gain is crucial. Review 5 key elements for achieving better sleep, here.

Dominique Williams, MD, MPH


Conversations Around Pediatric Obesity: Communicating with Compassion

Weight management in children and adolescents with obesity requires unique sensitivity to the physical and emotional needs of these vulnerable pediatric patients.

Jeremey Schreiber, MSN, PMHNP-BC


Practice Pearls for Optimizing MDD Treatment

Greg Mattingly, MD, and Jeremey Schreiber, MSN, PMHNP-BC, provide their practice pearls for community psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners who care for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) to optimize their treatment and management.

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