Health

Will the telemedicine boom outlast the pandemic?

(HealthDay)—Telemedicine has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the United States on track to log more than 1 billion virtual doctor visits by the end of 2020, experts say.

Cardiology

Thorough risk assessment essential prior to noncardiac surgery

(HealthDay)—Comprehensive preoperative assessment of cardiovascular risk with history and physical examination is essential prior to noncardiac surgery, according to a review published in the July 21 issue of the Journal ...

Cardiology

Is it bloating or is it a heart attack?

A patient in the hospital for metastatic Hodgkin lymphoma with significant abdominal distention displayed sudden onset of ST-segment elevations—often an indicator of a heart attack—however the heart attack symptoms improved ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidelines developed for head and neck care during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—In a special article published online March 31 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, guidelines are presented for head and neck physical examination and associated procedures during the coronavirus disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidance developed for providing quality STD care

(HealthDay)—In a report published in the Jan. 3 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations are presented for providing quality sexually transmitted ...

Oncology & Cancer

Home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis

A simple urine test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home—according to new research from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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