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The well-trained MA: One practice’s winning strategy
Well-trained medical assistants (MA) can hold fast the front line of patient care, freeing up physicians from some of their routine administrative and clinical tasks. MAs can play an integral role in achieving practice goals, but sometimes inconsistencies in training and expectations can slow down the progression toward physician-led team-based care. Find out how one practice implemented a professional training program to ensure all of their MAs were able to provide high-quality care support. Giving the MAs in your practice consistent and accurate professional development tools can help increase their knowledge and abili...
Source: AMA Wire - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

The well-trained MA: One practice ’s winning strategy
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Source: AMA Wire - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Answer revealed to this top-missed USMLE Step 2 question
Getting ready for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 is no easy feat, but we’re sharing expert insights to help give you a leg up. Take a look at the exclusive scoop on this month’s most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep question. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go. This month’s question that stumped most students: A 42-year-old woman come...
Source: AMA Wire - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink: Study
And researchers say alcohol can worsen the chronic liver condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese Young Adults
Too few warn patients of their risk for kidney disease, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests
Researchers say inflammation or cigarette by-product may play a role Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Kidney Diseases, Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese Young Adults Unaware of Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds
May 25, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Many young adults with abdominal obesity exhibit a readily detectable risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet the vast majority don’t know they’re at risk, according to a study of nationwide health data led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers that was published online today in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - May 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists capture the elusive structure of essential digestive enzyme
Researchers have revealed new structural data that has eluded scientists for years on a liver enzyme that is critical for human health. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA clears Mauna Kea’s Cellvizio Confocal miniprobes
Mauna Kea (ENT:MKEA) said today it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Confocal miniprobes designed for use with the company’s Cellvizio platform. The newly-cleared Confocal miniprobes are indicated for use in urological and minimally invasive surgical applications along with the near-infared Cellvizio platform, Mauna Kea said. The company touted the regulatory win as its 12th in the U.S. “This FDA clearance is another step forward in expanding the utility of the Cellvizio platform in minimally invasive surgery and urological applications. Our near-infrared imaging products are designed to provide a posi...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Mauna Kea Technologies Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink, Study Finds
And researchers say alcohol can worsen the chronic liver condition Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Hepatitis C (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric: Bali’s Anti-Cancer Tonic
I’m always happy to find things in my travels to bring back to you. Today I want to tell you about a miracle of nature called turmeric. Turmeric has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. You can read about it in-depth in my latest book, Healing Herbs of Paradise. The roots of this exotic leafy plant contain curcumin, a very powerful antioxidant that also has remarkable anti-inflammatory properties.1,2,3 What Does Curcumin Do? Curcumin neutralizes free radicals… those nasty little chemicals that travel through your body and cause damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. Which means curcumin effectivel...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests
WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 -- Smoking may pose a significant risk to kidney health for black Americans, new research suggests. The study included more than 3,600 black adults, aged 21 to 84, from Jackson, Miss., and the surrounding area. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Better Than Tylenol To Ease Arthritis Pain
No dose of Tylenol is going to ease your arthritis pain — no matter what your doctor tells you. It’s important to know the benefits and risks associated with each medication to determine which ones are right for you. And a team of researchers from the University of Bern, in Switzerland, has just proved it. The researchers gathered data from 74 randomized trials involving 58,500 patients. And what they discovered was that acetaminophen — marketed as Tylenol in America and Paracetamol in Europe, Australia and elsewhere — has no impact at all on osteoarthritis pain, no matter what the dosage. Arthritis Treatments Can ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA on Metformin: OK in Some Patients with Reduced Kidney Function
FDA is requiring a class labeling change that will allow many more diabetes patients to benefit from metformin. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 25, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Bradley Wright, PharmD Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

First Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with HIFU Technology
Cordell Nwokeji, MD and Don Berardinucci, MD perform first Sonablate HIFU treatments in Houston, Texas at Houston Metro Urology in partnership with HIFU Prostate Services (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 25, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

The Subtleties Between PDE5 Inhibitors for EDThe Subtleties Between PDE5 Inhibitors for ED
Understanding the differences in efficacy and side effects between PDE5 inhibitors will help clinicians determine the optimal drug choice for ED. Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Burden of GI, Liver, and Pancreatic Diseases in the USBurden of GI, Liver, and Pancreatic Diseases in the US
What are some of the most common gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic diseases in the United States, and how much of a burden cost-wise do they place on the healthcare system? This new study takes a look. Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 -- People infected with hepatitis C are more likely to be current or former heavy drinkers, a new study suggests. Unfortunately, alcohol may accelerate the liver damage associated with the virus, the researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults
WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 -- Many obese young adults in the United States don't know they're at increased risk for kidney disease, researchers report. "Even though chronic kidney disease typically manifests in older people, the disease can start much... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The truth about tequila and your bones
Tequila could reverse osteoporosis! Drinking tequila is good for your bones! Have a Third Margarita — Because Tequila’s Great for Your Bones! Talk about misleading headlines! These are prime examples. It’s true that a newly published study found that a substance in tequila (called agave tequilana, or tequila agave) might help maintain bone health. And that it could lead to new treatments for osteoporosis. But consider the details: The study was performed on mice who had had their ovaries removed. This is by no means a perfect model for human osteoporosis. The mice were treated with a type of agave tequilana, not teq...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Osteoporosis Prevention tequila Source Type: news

Liver
(Liver Disease, Anatomy, and Function) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Scientists capture the elusive structure of essential digestive enzyme
(Princeton University) Researchers at Princeton have revealed new structural data that has eluded scientists for years on a liver enzyme that is critical for human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 25, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High Sodium Intake Tied to Increased CV Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM High sodium intake in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular events, a JAMA study suggests.Nearly … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 25, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Salt intake linked to CVD risk in kidney patients
Advise people with chronic kidney disease to cut salt intake to reduce cardiovascular riskRelated items from OnMedicaSugar could have greater role in high blood pressure than saltNever too old to benefit from CVD prevention‘Mediterranean’ diet reduces risks for heart patientsHigh-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risksSalt consumption falls 11% over past decade (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 25, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Liver donors may suffer long-term effects after donation
(Reuters Health) - People who donate a piece of their liver may experience long-term physical, psychological and financial adverse effects as a result, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More Men With Early Prostate Cancer Choosing to Avoid Treatment
The approach, called active surveillance, involves regular monitoring. Data finds that 40 percent to 50 percent of men are making that choice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Prostate Cancer Tests (Medical) Tumors National Institutes of Health American Urological Assn American Society of Clinical Oncology Source Type: news

More Men With Early Prostate Cancer Are Choosing to Avoid Treatment
The approach, called active surveillance, involves regular monitoring. Data finds that 40 percent to 50 percent of men are making that choice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Prostate Cancer Tests (Medical) Tumors National Institutes of Health American Urological Assn American Society of Clinical Oncology Source Type: news

High-Salt Diets May Up Kidney Patients' Heart Risk
Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-salt diets may raise heart risks for kidney patients
HealthDay News People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 24, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. GI Windows releases 6-month data on self-assembling magnet diabetes device GI Windows said 6-month data from a small study of its incisionless anastomosis system showed the safety and efficacy of the device, which uses self-ass...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients
Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Attack, Kidney Diseases, Sodium (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BrightWater raises $5.2m in Series A to support ConvertX nephroureteral stent
Ureteral medical device company BrightWater Medical said today it closed a $5.2 million Series A round of financing to support its ConvertX Nephroureteral stent system designed for treating severe ureteral obstructions from development to regulatory filing. The ConvertX System is designed as a single device intended to replace a series of devices and procedures used to treat severe obstructions of the ureter. Traditional interventions require an implanted nephrostomy catheter to externally drain urine and a second procedure to implant a nephroureteral stent to circumvent blockage. BrightWater’s system is designed to ...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology BrightWater Medical Source Type: news

Springing Into Action: Recapping the 2016 National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings Springing Into Action: Recapping the 2016 National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings
What had everyone chatting on Twitter about the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings? Read on for a roundup. Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lenvatinib) for Treatment of mRCC
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lenvima (lenvatinib, in combination with everolimus for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma...05/16/2016 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - May 24, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests. "Moderate sodium reduction among patients with chronic kidney disease and high sodium intake... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

New GI Dynamics CEO Schorer looks to reboot EndoBarrier
New GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) CEO Scott Schorer is looking to reboot the company’s flagship EndoBarrier weight loss device, after a higher-than-expected rate of liver abscesses forced the halt of a clinical trial last year. The EndoBarrier device is a plastic gut sleeve designed to prevent the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and enters the intestinal tract. Schorer, a medical device veteran with stints as an executive or advisor at a raft of companies under his belt, told MassDevice.com that the EndoBarrier is a unique product. “There’s nothing that does what this device does,...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Weight loss GI Dynamics MassDevice Q&A Source Type: news

Targeted treatment for liver cancer under way
(University of Eastern Finland) Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen have discovered a new molecular mechanism that can be used to inhibit the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the most common liver cancer. The findings were published in Nature Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 24, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Baxter Presents Data Focused On Elevating The Quality Of Care For Renal Patients
Baxter International Inc., a leader in renal care with more than 60 years of experience, presented 24 abstracts on advanced treatment options for end-stage kidney disease during the 53rdCongress of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), May 21-24. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - May 24, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

The instant noodles with as much salt as TWELVE packets of crisps: Experts warn eating them too often could lead to bloating, kidney problems or even a stroke
Analysis of 131 types of noodles found more than a third of the products would qualify for a red colour for front of pack labelling for high salt levels. The worst was Ko-Lee Instant Noodles Chicken Flavour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 23, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Baxter touts data on Theranova Dialyser efficacy, toxin clearance Baxter today presented data from 24 different abstracts on treatments for end-stage kidney disease, touting 8 that covered its Theranova dialyser, indicated for ...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Vitamin D: Study Finds Impaired Fertility
(MedPage Today) -- Study highlights potential adverse effects of too much vitamin D (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - May 23, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Trauma and Codependency
You can make significant strides in overcoming codependency by developing new attitudes, skills, and behavior. But deeper recovery may involve healing trauma that usually began in childhood. Trauma can be emotional, physical, or environmental, and can range from emotional neglect to experiencing a fire. Childhood events had a greater impact on you then than they would today because you didn’t have coping skills that an adult would have. As a consequence of growing up in a dysfunctional family environment, codependents often suffer further trauma due to relationships with other people who may be abandoning, abusive, addic...
Source: Psych Central - May 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Caregivers Children and Teens Disorders Domestic Violence Family General Parenting Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Treatment ACE Avoidance Child Abuse Codependency Codependent Relationship Depersonalization Dysfunct Source Type: news

Baxter touts data on Theranova Dialyser efficacy, toxin clearance
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) today presented data from 24 different abstracts on treatments for end-stage kidney disease, touting 8 that covered its Theranova dialyser, indicated for treating chronic and acute renal failure. The study data was presented at the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association’s 53rd Congress this week. ”Regardless of where dialysis therapy is performed – in a hospital, in a centre or at home – Baxter is actively researching unique solutions, introducing innovative technologies and elevating scientific exchange to advance renal care. Baxter presented data at...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Dialysis Baxter International Source Type: news

CardioBreak: FDA on PFO Closure, CMS on Leadless Pacing, Flu Vax in HF
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - May 23, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Epigenetic modification increases susceptibility to obesity and predicts fatty liver
Scientists have shown in a mouse model that the epigenetic* modification of the Igfbp2 gene observed in the young animal precedes a fatty liver in the adult animal. In addition, young animals with this modification exhibit impaired glucose metabolism and are significantly more prone to morbid obesity. Also in morbidly obese people with incipient diabetes, this modification in the corresponding gene was found. So it may potentially be used as a risk marker. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Early Treatment for Acute Kidney Injury Improves OutcomesEarly Treatment for Acute Kidney Injury Improves Outcomes
For patients with stage 2 acute kidney injury, early renal replacement therapy improves survival and shortens time on dialysis, mechanical ventilation, and overall hospital stay, investigators report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

High-Risk PCa: Start With Radiation, ADT?High-Risk PCa: Start With Radiation, ADT?
Surgery should not be the first approach in men with high-risk prostate cancer, a new study suggests, as radiation and androgen deprivation therapy probably will still be needed down the line. Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news