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Although vaccinations to the arm can still prevent serious illness, their ability to ward off infection completely has been diminished. And part of the reason may be the location of the vaccines, which some scientists now want to change by delivering inoculations to the site where the virus first makes contact: the nose. Three separate nasal sprays, now in advanced trials, could trigger stronger immune responses in people who have COVID-19.
Allergy & Immunology May 10th 2022
“There’s a Real Risk There”: Cannabis Use Exacerbates Depression
Cannabis use increases the likelihood that patients will develop several negative health conditions, such as insomnia, anxiety, psychosis, and depression. As such, cannabis use should be prescribed carefully by physicians.
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Mortality and Morbidity in Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Results From a 10-Year Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Parathyroidectomy Versus Observation
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is associated with increased risk for fractures, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and cancer, along with increased mortality. In mild PHPT with modest hypercalcemia and without known morbidities, parathyroidectomy is debated because no long-term randomized trials have been performed related to it.
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Tips on LGBTQ Terminology
According to Dr. Keshav Khanijow, a hospitalist and an instructor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore: “Research has shown that using appropriate pronouns and terminology with transgender youth can be lifesaving. And I would posit that using appropriate pronouns and terminology for all LGBTQ people helps to build and foster trust with a medical provider, and that ultimately saves lives. It’s not the patient’s job to teach us while they’re battling illness. Rather, the onus is on us to learn it.”
All Specialties April 20th 2022
Sleep Academy Warns Lawmakers About Health Risks of Permanent Daylight-Saving Time
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is taking issue with the US Senate’s recently passed legislation that will make daylight saving time (DST) permanent starting in 2023. AASM cautions that this permanent change would lead to health risks that include adverse cardiovascular events, mood disorders, and motor vehicle crashes. The group advocates for establishing permanent standard time instead.
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MKSAP Quiz: Follow-Up for Gonococcal Arthritis
This quiz tests your knowledge on the appropriate screening follow-up from a 23-year-old woman who was treated for gonococcal arthritis. After a physical exam that showed a complete resolution of symptoms, which screening test is the next course of action? A CD4 lymphocyte subset? Serum IgA level? Total hemolytic complement (CH50) level? Is any additional testing even needed?
Family Medicine/General Practice March 8th 2022