FDA OKs Sub-Q Vedolizumab for Crohn's Maintenance Therapy

Subcutaneous administration of vedolizumab is now approved for maintenance therapy in adults with moderate to severe active Crohn’s disease after induction therapy with intravenous vedolizumab. Medscape Medical News

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Living With CLL in the Later Stages

When chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) reaches its advanced stages, it can be stressful and exhausting. But you don’t have to go it alone.

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Menopause, RSV, and More: 4 New Meds to Know

Last year saw more than 50 new drug approvals, many of which may help internists better manage several common conditions in their patients. Medscape Medical News

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Less PIH After Modified Laser Rx for Lentigines Reported

A 532-nm picosecond laser with fractional-beam microlens array to treat solar lentigines resulted in a lower hyperpigmentation rate in patients with darker skin types, vs the full-beam approach. Medscape Medical News

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Does TIPP Reduce Childhood Injuries?

Pediatric residents’ use of The Injury Prevention Program (TIPP) reduces childhood injury reports in a 2-year cluster-randomized trial. Medscape Medical News

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Temporary Gut Liner Lowers Weight, A1c

Data on the investigative, temporary gut liner, EndoBarrier, showed improvement in weight, A1c, fatty liver, and need for insulin, and the effect persisted for up to 2 years after its removal. Medscape Medical News

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Changing Entrenched Health Beliefs Is Not Impossible

Some people with deep-rooted beliefs on a wide range of health topics – from COVID vaccination to mental health stigma to foods including genetically modified organisms – could be persuaded to rethink their positions.

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When to Call a Pediatrician

Your child is sick. Do you know if you should call the pediatrician, or wait? Use this guide to know when to make the call.

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Your Baby’s Reflux: What to Do

When is spitting up normal, and when is it a problem? Learn signs to watch out for, as a pediatrician and parent who’s been there share their wisdom.

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How to Afford Biologics for RA

Strategies for reducing the out-of-pocket cost for RA biologics, getting financial help, and researching viable drug options.

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Biologics for RA: Connecting With Others

Rheumatoid arthritis support groups are great for tips and comfort, but not medical advice. Learn how to get support when you take a biologic for RA.

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RA and Biologics: Why Time Matters

Biologics for rheumatoid arthritis can take a few months to work their best. Find out when you can expect a biologic drug for RA to start working.

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How to Stop Nighttime Coughing

Nighttime coughs may affect your sleep quality. Learn tips for relief so you can get the rest you need for healing.

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Collagen Supplements for Skin, Hair, and Nails: What to Know

Data on collagen supplements is more plentiful than in the past, though still murky. Collagen supplements appear to be safe to take and somewhat effective, depending on what problem you’re trying to solve, what type of supplement you take, and which ingredients are included. Here’s what to know.

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IgA Nephropathy and Social Support

IgA nephropathy can be challenging, but a support system makes it easier to manage. Learn how to take steps to stay connected to your community when dealing with this disease.

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Your Mental and Kidney Health

IgA nephropathy can raise your chances of depression, anxiety, and stress. Here are some steps you can take to manage your mental and kidney health.

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Yoga Fitness

There are many traditional fitness modalities from Asia that aim to cultivate the body and spirit together. Let’s look at yoga.

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Yoga for Stress Management

The benefits of yoga include decreased stress and tension, increased strength and balance, increased flexibility, and lowered blood pressure — so isn’t it time you started?

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