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Biden Is Positive for COVID-19

— Biden will fly to his home in Delaware and "self-isolate"

6 Hrs Ago
President Joe Biden boarding Air Force One.

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Opinion
The Supreme Court Did Not Deliver 'Wins' for Reproductive Rights This Term

They simply evaded critical questions about access

8 Hrs Ago
D.C. Hospital Gets a Wake-Up Call to Chagas Disease

Report is part of larger efforts to increase awareness of neglected disease

11 Hrs Ago
Trump's Former Doc Weighs In; 23andMe and Alzheimer's Risk; What's 'Teflon Flu'?

Health news and commentary gathered by 51˶ staff

Jul 17, 2024
This U.S. President Was Dying, but His Doctors Zipped Their Lips

Eight decades after FDR's decline and death, do White House physicians owe truth to the public?

Jul 16, 2024
Trump's Former Doc Weighs In; 23andMe and Alzheimer's Risk; What's 'Teflon Flu'?

Health news and commentary gathered by 51˶ staff

This U.S. President Was Dying, but His Doctors Zipped Their Lips

Eight decades after FDR's decline and death, do White House physicians owe truth to the public?

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Opinion
We've Been Here Before: The Politicization of Drug Pricing

Ensuring medication access does not have to come at the cost of innovation

Jul 16, 2024
 A photo of Peter Buxtun in San Francisco.
Health Should Be a Bigger Focus at the GOP Convention Than It Will Be, Lawmaker Says

"I wish it was the centerpiece of everything we're talking about," says Rep. Rich McCormick, MD

Jul 16, 2024
A photo of Rich McCormick.
Pemafibrate Takes a Small Step Forward in Diabetic Foot Ulcers After CVD Flop

Signal of reduced ischemic ulceration, gangrene in PROMINENT

Jul 15, 2024
A photo of nurses tending to the ulcer on the bottom of a man’s foot.
Gail Wilensky, Former CMS Administrator, Dies at 81

Ran Medicare and Medicaid under President George H.W. Bush

Jul 15, 2024
A photo of Gail Wilensky, PhD.
Novel Goalpost for PCI Excellence Is Borrowed From the Surgeons

"Failure to rescue" may help with quality improvement in interventional cardiology

Jul 12, 2024
A computer rendering of a stent in an artery.
Personalized Alzheimer's Progression Predicted by Model

Tool estimates how fast cognitive decline will occur in amyloid-positive patients

Jul 12, 2024
 A computer rendering of amyloid plaques forming on a nerve cell.
Don't Try ARBs for Severe COVID, Trial Indicates

Harms seen without any compensating survival benefit

Jul 12, 2024
 A photo of physicians tending to a severe COVID patient in the ICU.
Rheumatology Meds Seen Cutting AMD Risk

Claims data point to possible protective effect for one common drug class

Jul 11, 2024
A distorted Amsler grid over a photo of an eye.
CMS Proposes 2.8% Cut to Medicare Physician Fees for 2025

One group calls proposal "critically short-sighted"

Jul 11, 2024
A close up photo of scissors cutting a $100 bill.
Diuretics for Ambulatory HF Patients With Volume Overload: Winners & Losers

Three regimens compared head-to-head among abundant choices

Jul 10, 2024
A close up photo of a senior woman’s hand with an intravenous line attached.
What Cognitive Tests Show; Pig Kidney Recipient Dies; Human Plague Case Reported

Health news and commentary gathered by 51˶ staff

Jul 10, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Portends Sickly Later Life

20-year study portrays OA as risk factor for multiple comorbidity

Jul 09, 2024
A photo of a mature woman’s knee x-ray on a monitor as she meets with a female rheumatologist in the background.
Answers to Some of the Questions About Biden's Health and Medical History

White House say Biden has seen a neurologist only three times, tied to annual physicals

Jul 09, 2024
A photo of White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre taking questions during the daily briefing.
Biden's Doc Says No Parkinson's; Overlooked COVID Symptom; STDs Spiked Among Seniors

Health news and commentary gathered by 51˶ staff

Jul 09, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
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