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Pay Attention to How Doctors Talk
Slang is a window into the healthcare culture, this physician-author says.
Esophageal Rings, Furrows, and Plaques: What Next?
These endoscopic findings help explain worsening dysphagia in a 32-year-old man. Esophageal biopsies prove positive for eosinophilia. How would you proceed?
Erectile, Sexual Function Better in Active Men
Exercise boosts both of these functions, regardless of race. Give your male patients more reasons to engage in this healthy behavior.
3 New Things About Respiratory Disease
COPD challenges, asthma in children, smoking deaths—highlights of recent research findings in these key areas of respiratory disease.
Weight Loss Improves Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiometabolic Profile
Results of the LEGACY study show long-term weight loss decreases AF burden and supports sustained sinus rhythm. A short slide show summarizes the 2015 ACC late-breaking abstract.
Have You Heard This (Week's) News?
Microbes in the gut affect metabolic pathways involved in the pathogenesis of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Antibiotics can alter gut microbiota.
Oral Anticoagulation: Would You Recognize a Candidate?
What does the patient with atrial fibrillation who would benefit from oral anticoagulation look like today? Q & A, here.
Aflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals), a second ophthalmic vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor, has received FDA approval for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.
Three questions for you about this week's breaking medical news on the risks of sitting still, diabetic eye disease, and antibiotics and insulin resistance.
Falls End Lives; Good Balance Saves Them
Sage advice for your patients: people who don’t change their behavior to prevent falls are almost sure to have them.
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