From MedPage Today:
- Managing Diabetes in Elderly: How Safe? Many older people with diabetes who have compromised health have been kept on intensive treatment regimens, which increases the risk of hypoglycemia.
- Supreme Court Battle Brewing Over Medicaid Fees. Rita Gorenflo’s 7-year-old son Nathaniel was in severe pain from a sinus infection.
- Patients Clueless About Treatment Risks; Docs Little Help. Patients are dangerously clueless about the true value of many common medical interventions, and physicians aren’t doing enough to correct their misunderstandings.
- Depo-Provera May Hike HIV Risk in Women. Increased rates of HIV infection were seen among women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera or DMPA), whereas other methods of contraception including oral contraceptive pills or norethisterone enanthate (Net-En, an injectable progestin steroid) did not.