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Proposed mechanisms for the association include PPI-induced acute pH dysregulation and alteration of the gut microbiome.

A new study shows a statistical association between PDE5 inhibitor use and melanoma and potential biological explanation, tempered by several caveats. Key questions remain unanswered.

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The price tag for an ICU stay was more than 5 times higher for pneumonia patients. Can we find an ounce of prevention?

Is new-onset AF linked to an acute precipitant less likely to recur than spontaneous AF? Is it any less dangerous? A new study finds answers in Framingham data.

AF risk increases with obesity.

A recent literature analysis found a 10% to 29% excess risk for AF conferred by incremental increases in BMI. The study in 9 slides, here.

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Undiagnosed lung disease in smokers, the impact of guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in children, and climate change and asthma attacks make headlines in the respiratory news.

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Some things never change, or do they? Find answers here to key questions about the current state of high blood pressure treatment.

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One in four people may cancel or delay surgery because the whole idea of general anesthesia is frightening. Offer good counsel to help keep things on track.

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A large review ties nut consumption to a lower incidence of cancer, but not diabetes.

Watch this video taken during examination of the child. Listen as he cries. Is there a clue to the diagnosis?

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