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House Call on a Hundred-foot Cliff
I drive 100 miles up the Oregon coast to see my disabled patient Johnny. His blood pressure was excellent, and the view from the backyard? Priceless.
Elevated Triglycerides in a Woman with Type 2 Diabetes
What do current guidelines recommend as first-line treatment for patients like 51-year-old TK? Check out these options.
3-Year-Old Boy With Unilateral Facial Swelling
The child is bright and alert and has no fever. The swelling is on the left side of the face only. Find other clues to a diagnosis in the accompanying video.
US Caffeine Consumption: Survey Says . . .
Americans like their caffeine and, according to a new survey, we mostly like it hot. This short slide show gives you a closer look at your cup o’ Joe.
PPI Use Upped Risk for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Proposed mechanisms for the association include PPI-induced acute pH dysregulation and alteration of the gut microbiome.
Viagra and Melanoma: Search for Link Inconclusive
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.
Pneumonia Significantly Increased Costs of ICU Stays
The price tag for an ICU stay was more than 5 times higher for pneumonia patients. Can we find an ounce of prevention?
Secondary AF: Risk of Recurrence Found in Framingham
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.
Obesity and AF: A Dose-dependent Relationship
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.
Lung Disease Often Missed in Long-term Smokers
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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