• Revenue Cycle Management
  • COVID-19
  • Reimbursement
  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Risk Management
  • Patient Retention
  • Staffing
  • Medical Economics® 100th Anniversary
  • Coding and documentation
  • Business of Endocrinology
  • Telehealth
  • Physicians Financial News
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cardiovascular Clinical Consult
  • Locum Tenens, brought to you by LocumLife®
  • Weight Management
  • Business of Women's Health
  • Practice Efficiency
  • Finance and Wealth
  • EHRs
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Sponsored Webinars
  • Medical Technology
  • Billing and collections
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Exclusive Content
  • Value-based Care
  • Business of Pediatrics
  • Concierge Medicine 2.0 by Castle Connolly Private Health Partners
  • Practice Growth
  • Concierge Medicine
  • Business of Cardiology
  • Implementing the Topcon Ocular Telehealth Platform
  • Malpractice
  • Influenza
  • Sexual Health
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Technology
  • Legal and Policy
  • Money
  • Opinion
  • Vaccines
  • Practice Management
  • Patient Relations
  • Careers

Morning Medical Update: FAA may update emergency kits with EpiPens; Abortion internet searches rise; Does magnesium glycinate help sleep?


The top news stories in primary care today.

morning desk doctor coffee © Alena Kryazheva - stock.adobe.com

© Alena Kryazheva - stock.adobe.com

The FAA may update emergency kits with EpiPens

The Federal Avian Administration (FAA) is reviewing their emergency medical kit requirements in response to a nearly fatal allergic reaction. In early March, Lindsey Ulin, 28,had a severe reaction on a flight from Arizona to Texas. Commercial airlines are not required to carry EpiPens in their emergency flight kits. Instead, epinephrin comes in a small vial only trained medical professionals can use. Luckily a doctor was present and administered the vial, which saved her life.

Abortion internet searches rise

After the overturn of Roe v. Wade, internet searches for abortion increased by 61% in states with the heaviest restrictions. “Google search trends are often strong early predictors of subsequent healthcare access and utilization changes,” Sumedha Gupta, an associate professor of economics at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI), said in an interview. Further research is needed to see if the search results resulted in seeking out-of-state care.

Does magnesium glycinate help sleep?

Insomnia continues to be a problem for many Americans. In the latest attempt to address it, many are taking magnesium glycinate because it absorbs faster than regular magnesium. Studies show that even though there is a strong correlation with magnesium and a good night’s sleep, magnesium glycinate specifically needs more research.

Recent Videos
Scott Dewey: ©PayrHealth