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CDC gives vaping-linked illness a new name

October 15, 2019


CDC on Friday released new guidance for clinicians to use to evaluate and treat patients with a lung illness officials believe is linked to e-cigarette use and vaping—and gave the illness a new name.

Meet 'Milasen': The first-ever drug designed for just one patient

October 15, 2019


Eight-year-old Mila Makovec was diagnosed with a rare, usually fatal neurological disorder in 2016, but now—thanks to a drug that researchers developed specifically for her—many of Mila's symptoms have been halted or reversed, according to a report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

If your DNA test reveals you're at risk of an untreatable condition, would you want to know?

October 14, 2019


As DNA sequencing becomes more common, providers face a dilemma over how much information they should reveal to their patients about their risks for untreatable conditions.

The US' biggest public health crisis, according to 4 former US surgeons general

October 14, 2019


The number of dementia cases in the United States is "exploding," but the country has yet to come up with a plan to tackle the condition, a group of former U.S. surgeons general write for the Orlando Sentineland they offer ways the nation can address the crisis.

What it's like to survive the mysterious, vaping-linked lung illness

October 11, 2019


After vaping for years, 18-year-old Piper Johnson spent a week in the intensive care unit with a lung illness officials say is linked to e-cigarette use and vaping—and now, as cases of the illness continue to rise, she is warning other teenagers of the risks and urging them to kick their vaping habit.

A new study examined vitamin C to fight sepsis. The results are… complicated.

October 11, 2019


Providers in recent years have turned to vitamin C to treat sepsis based on limited evidence, and a study recently published in JAMA that sought to demonstrate whether the treatment is effective has left providers with no clear answers.

Only half of pregnant women received flu vaccines last year, survey shows

October 11, 2019


Only about one-third of pregnant women received both the influenza and tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccines last year, even though CDC strongly recommends the vaccines for every pregnancy, according to CDC survey results published Tuesday.

Why doctors do (and don't) attend their patients' funerals

October 9, 2019


While most doctors participate in their own bereavement practices following the death of a patient, it is uncommon for them to attend a patient's funeral, according to a research review recently published in the journal Medicine.

Trump admin will deny visas to those without health insurance

October 7, 2019


President Trump on Friday issued a proclamation that could deny immigrants' visas if they cannot prove they can afford to cover their medical expenses or that they will be enrolled in health coverage.

Sanders had a heart attack. What does that mean for his presidential campaign?

October 7, 2019


After news broke that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was hospitalized for chest pain Tuesday, his presidential campaign on Friday disclosed that Sanders experienced a heart attack and was treated at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas.

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