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How Beneficiaries Really Feel About Medicare Advantage vs Traditional Medicare

MA plans offer "extra benefits" but many go unused. Is Medicare Advantage really better?

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Neurology
Brain Dysfunction, Immune Abnormalities Seen in Post-Infectious Chronic Fatigue

Deep phenotyping study provides new clues about ME/CFS

6 Hrs Ago
Infectious Disease
Novel Hepatitis E Vaccine Protects for at Least a Decade

Chinese trial shows "remarkable efficacy" against a threat experts warn may be underappreciated

7 Hrs Ago
Oncology/Hematology
Another COVID Toll: Over 134,000 Undiagnosed Cancers During Height of Pandemic

Diagnosis rates remained low throughout 2020, with mortality increase projected

7 Hrs Ago

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Public Health & Policy
How Many Docs Are Feeling Burned Out? Almost All of Them, Survey Finds

More than half have considered taking a non-patient-facing job or leaving the field entirely

8 Hrs Ago
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Special Reports
Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Mental Illness?

Reports are promising, but rigorous trials are needed, experts say

8 Hrs Ago
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Pop Medicine
Why Patients Need to Come Clean About Cannabis to Their Anesthesiologist

If they don't, things could get complicated

10 Hrs Ago
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Male Fertility Problems in the Family Linked to Cancer Risk

Low sperm levels were tied to specific cancers in family members

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Elon Musk vs Ob/Gyns; Med Student Finds Her Own Cancer; Medical Tattoos Rated

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Cabozantinib Plus Atezolizumab Improves PFS in Metastatic CRPC

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Psychiatry
Acupuncture Tops Sham for Easing PTSD in Combat Veterans

Large treatment effect observed for clinical and biological measures of combat-related PTSD

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Primary Care
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Noninvasive devices that don't pierce the skin can give inaccurate measurements

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Special Reports
Hospital CEO Died After Surgery, Lawsuit Follows; Doc Sues Over Noncompete

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Cardiology
Intravascular Imaging-Guided PCI Reaches a Turning Point With Survival, MI Benefits

Updated meta-analysis provides strong impetus for IVUS, OCT adoption

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Pulmonology
Study Backs Recommended Antibiotic Approach for Aspiration Pneumonia

Evidence of more side effects, lack of survival benefit with extended anaerobic coverage

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Neurology
Alzheimer's Biomarkers Show Specific Changes 20 Years Before Diagnosis

CSF and imaging markers changed in a temporal sequence

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Infectious Disease
How Common Are False Positive Rapid COVID Tests?

Persistent false positives more common in women, autoimmune disorders

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Special Reports
There's Still Time to Switch Medicare Advantage Plans This Year

Beneficiaries have until March 31 to find a new plan; doctors should check plans, too

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Psychiatry
Some People Who Attempt Suicide Do Not Meet Criteria for Psychiatric Disorders

Study findings challenge the notion of which individuals are at risk for suicidal behavior

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Ophthalmology
Net Danger? Ophthalmologists Have Their Eyes on Pickleball

While it's not as risky as many other sports, growing pastime still spawns optical injuries

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OB/Gyn
Alabama's Frozen Embryo Ruling: What It Could Mean for Fertility Treatment

"No court -- anywhere in the country -- has reached the conclusion the main opinion reaches"

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Jeremy Faust, MD
Moving Forward With Diversity in Medicine After SCOTUS Decision

Experts weigh in on the consequences of Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling

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Jeremy Faust, MD
Shaping the Future of Effective Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Testing and rating the performance of AI models used in healthcare will be key

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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

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Jeremy Faust, MD
The Real COVID Isolation Headline That Nobody Is Picking Up On

Hint: It relates to you, California healthcare worker

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Reversing Anticoagulation in Hemorrhagic Stroke; E-Cigs for Smoking Cessation

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A 103-Year-Old Doctor on the Secret to Happiness

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MedPod Today
MedPod Today: Medicare Advantage Woes, Double Billing, NHPI Health Disparities

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Breaking Point: Why We Become Activists

Three healthcare providers describe what pushed them to speak out