On the front lines: Tiffany Osborn

Critical care physician Tiffany Osborn, MD, a professor of surgery and of emergency medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, outlines what critical care looks like during the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s changed, and how she and her co-workers stay motivated. This video is part of a series…

Birth and pregnancy experts fail to deliver on contraception advice

Health care professionals who provide contraceptive services outside of general practice are unlikely to discuss long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants for young women without children—despite their proven safety, effectiveness and convenience. A review published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing analysed the views of non-GP…

Risk for severe maternal morbidity varies across neighborhoods

Severe maternal morbidity (SMM) is higher for women in ZIP codes with the highest concentration of poor blacks relative to wealthy whites, which is partially attributable to the delivery hospital, according to a study published in the May issue of Health Affairs. Teresa Janevic, M.P.H., Ph.D., from the Icahn School…

Genetic scoring can identify more men at risk for aortic aneurysm

A new genetic risk score based on 29 mutations in the blood identified more men at increased risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm and who could benefit from screening to detect it prior to rupture, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Vascular Discovery: From Genes to…

L-thyroxine does not improve subclinical hypothyroidism in those 65 or older

(HealthDay)—L-thyroxine does not improve hypothyroid symptoms or tiredness among older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and high symptom burden, according to a study published online May 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Maria de Montmollin, M.D., from the Bern University Hospital in Switzerland, and colleagues examined whether L-thyroxine improves…

See How Adele Has Changed Through the Years

From the moment Adele first broke out onto the scene in 2008 with her debut album, 19, it was clear she was something different. And for the next decade plus, the British singer-songwriter (full name: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) continued to show just how special she was in everything from…