(MedPage Today) -- More data revealed more failure for the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device, but, again, interventional cardiologists attending the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting were scouring the rubble for positive signals.
(MedPage Today) -- While flu vaccination among the general public remains relatively stable, more than 90% of nurses and doctors got their shot last season, the CDC is reporting.
(MedPage Today) -- Saying that electronic health records take time away from care and make physicians less productive, an influential doctors' group called on vendors and government agencies to work with them to develop better, easier-to-use technology.
(MedPage Today) -- Another glucagon-like peptide-1 drug, dulaglutide (Trulicity), is now approved for treating type 2 diabetes, according to the FDA.
(MedPage Today) -- An IOM report suggests that the first end-of-life conversation could coincide with a cherished American milestone: getting a driver's license at 16, the first time a person weighs what it means to be an organ donor.
(MedPage Today) -- When grassroots cancer research lobbyists knock on doors in Congress this week, they will do so armed the "Cancer Progress Report 2014," a mostly good news report from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
(MedPage Today) -- COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- An FDA advisory committee handed a potential setback to proponents of "low-T" treatment by overwhelmingly recommending a tightening of label indications for testosterone and renewed efforts to curb off-label use.
(MedPage Today) -- Recently published studies in rheumatology covered use of anakinra (Kineret) in pregnancy, varicella-zoster vaccines in lupus patients, and home exercise after knee replacement.
(MedPage Today) -- When fourth-year medical students try to decide what type of residency to aim for, the benefits of choosing primary care aren't always apparent, says Fred N. Pelzman, MD.
(MedPage Today) -- Why has the response to the West Africa Ebola epidemic been so slow? And, after we put this fire out, what can be done to prevent a repetition?