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Antibiotics for Viral Conjunctivitis: It's Still HappeningAntibiotics for Viral Conjunctivitis: It's Still Happening

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:44:19 EDT

According to a new study, prescription of antibiotics for viral conjunctivitis continues to be a widespread practice. 'Sobering' and 'discouraging,' says an optometrist.
Medscape Optometry



2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:30:39 EDT

The latest CDC influenza vaccination recommendations outline which vaccine products should--and which should not--be used to protect against flu this season.
CDC Expert Commentary



Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing? Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:26:08 EDT

Dr William Balistreri surveys the latest data on this dietary invention's efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome.
Medscape Gastroenterology



Going Broke: Financial Concerns of Palliative Care PatientsGoing Broke: Financial Concerns of Palliative Care Patients

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:49:09 EDT

Financial concerns can negatively influence a patient's response to treatment and care.
Medscape Nurses



Flu Vaccine Saves Kids' Lives: What to Tell Reluctant ParentsFlu Vaccine Saves Kids' Lives: What to Tell Reluctant Parents

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:34:03 EDT

Clinicians can use this information to help parents make the decision to have their children vaccinated against influenza.
CDC Expert Commentary



Let's Beat Big TobaccoLet's Beat Big Tobacco

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:21:24 EDT

We need to offer practical alternatives to smoking cigarettes, says Dr Lundberg, and now we can.
Medscape Internal Medicine






Updated Advice on Managing Liver Disease During PregnancyUpdated Advice on Managing Liver Disease During Pregnancy

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:15:32 EDT

Dr Rowen Zetterman reviews the new American College of Gastroenterology guidelines on caring for pregnant patients with diseases ranging from liver masses to viral infections.
Medscape Gastroenterology



Does the Mole Always Come Before the Melanoma?Does the Mole Always Come Before the Melanoma?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:59:32 EDT

Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.
Medscape Internal Medicine



Pacemaker Hacking: Good TV Plot, but Not Worth Alarming Patients Pacemaker Hacking: Good TV Plot, but Not Worth Alarming Patients

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:16:33 EDT

A cybersecurity vulnerability leaves some pacemakers susceptible to hacking, but this remote possibility does not warrant the risk of the fix and unnecessarily worrying patients, argues Dr Mandrola.
theheart.org on Medscape