• 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

New COVID variant may be less threatening than first feared; Obesity heart deaths have tripled; Naloxone could soon cost $10 - Morning Medical Update

News
Article

The top news stories in primary care today.

© Alena Kryazheva - stock.adobe.com

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

New COVID variant may be less threatening than first feared

When the Pirola variant emerged in July, scientists feared its heavy mutation meant it would be dangerous. Now, ongoing research says this doesn’t seem to be the case. “This is not the second coming of Omicron. If it were, it is safe to say we would know by now,” Dr. Bill Hanage, an epidemiologist who is co-director of Harvard University’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, said in a social media post. The Pirola variant is currently in the United States and 10 other countries.

Obesity heart deaths have tripled

Heart deaths related to obesity have tripled in the last 20 years according to a new study. About 42% of Americans are now considered obese, which is a 10% jump from the last decade alone. Experts say a greater emphasis on public health measures could help combat these numbers.

Naloxone could soon cost $10

Naloxone has recently become available over the counter at major pharmacies with two doses costing $45. California lawmaker Asm. Liz Ortega wants to take things a step further and sell it in the state for no more than $10.By keeping the cost of this life-saving drug at $10 or less, my bill will empower thousands of parents, families, and community members to protect their loved ones should the worst happen," Ortega said in a news release.

Related Videos
© drsampsondavis.com
© drsampsondavis.com
© drsampsondavis.com
© drsampsondavis.com
© drsampsondavis.com