Electron micrograph of human papillomavirus (HPV).
Patients with human papillomavirus–related oropharyngeal carcinoma (HPV-OPC) who had human papillomavirus type 16... More
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
More than 20 Republican senators are calling for a vote to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood clinics across... More
Medicare hospital-related mortality down since 1999
Several measures of mortality declined among hospitalized Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 1999 to 2013,... More
USPSTF recommends depression screening for adults
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft grade B recommendation endorsing depression screening in the... More
Adding ezetimibe to atorvastatin boosts coronary plaque regression
Adding ezetimibe to atorvastatin boosted the regression of coronary plaque in patients with elevated cholesterol who... More
LVEF improvements over time in ICD recipients tied to lower mortality
In the one-quarter of heart failure patients who receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator for primary... More
Targeting H. pylori may help prevent stomach cancer
Eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacteria with a short course of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors helped reduce... More
Drug manufacturers delayed reporting serious unexpected adverse events
Drug manufacturers did not report about 10% of serious and unexpected adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug... More
Insulin resistance linked to decreased brain metabolism, memory function
Insulin resistance was linked to decreased brain glucose metabolism and predicted worse memory function among... More
First-time youth tobacco users turning to e-cigarettes
First-time youth tobacco users are turning to e-cigarettes, a survey showed. Researchers examining the results of the... More
Many doctors not advising on proper infant care
Many doctors have neglected to advise or have misinformed mothers on the proper infant care practices, according to a... More
Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, director for the CMS Center for Program Integrity, speaks at a recent American Bar Association conference.
The government’s push toward value-based care aims to fix a broken reimbursement system and improve quality of care for... More
Joint Commission offers perinatal care certification
Joint Commission-accredited health care organizations looking to up their perinatal care credentials now can, thanks to... More
FDA approves alirocumab, first injectable lipid-lowering biologic therapy
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab as a treatment for hypercholesterolemia,... More
FDA approves Daklinza for HCV genotype 3 infections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Daklinza (daclatasvir), a hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug that, when... More
VIDEO: Keeping the Alzheimer’s big picture in mind as antiamyloid trials continue
WASHINGTON – Amyloid-beta has been the Alzheimer’s research darling for more than a decade, and finally, after many... More
JENNIFER KELLY SHEPPHIRD
Patients with human papillomavirus–related oropharyngeal carcinoma (HPV-OPC) who had human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) detected in oral rinses both at diagnosis and at any time after treatment were more likely to have OPC recurrence, according t... More »
 
MARY ELLEN SCHNEIDER
More than 20 Republican senators are calling for a vote to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood clinics across the country following the release of a series of controversial videos. The Center for Medical Progress – an antiabortion group... More »
 
RICHARD FRANKI
Several measures of mortality declined among hospitalized Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 1999 to 2013, according to a study published July 28 in JAMA. Over that time period, in-hospital mortality declined from 1.3% to 0.71%. Meanwhile, ... More »
 
MADHU RAJARAMAN
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft grade B recommendation endorsing depression screening in the general adult population, the group announced July 28. The draft is an update to the 2009 USPSTF recommendation, which suggested ... More »
 
AMY KARON
Patients with type 1 diabetes whose HbA1c levels exceeded 9.1% before coronary artery bypass grafting were significantly more likely to die or suffer major coronary adverse events over the next 5 years than were those with better glycemic control, re... More »
 
MARY ANN MOON
Adding ezetimibe to atorvastatin boosted the regression of coronary plaque in patients with elevated cholesterol who had just undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndromes or stable angina, according to a report publ... More »
 
FRANCINE PEARCE, M.D.
Reducing morbidity and mortality is the focus of medicine, and much of our day is spent focusing on this, but how much do we as pediatricians address on the leading cause of death in teens? Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among... More »
 
FRANCINE PEARCE, M.D.
Reducing morbidity and mortality is the focus of medicine, and much of our day is spent focusing on this, but how much do we as pediatricians address on the leading cause of death in teens? Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among... More »
 
LEE SAVIO BEERS, M.D.
With lots of opportunity to run and play, and an abundance of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, summer is the perfect time to talk with families about developing healthy habits for a lifetime. Add to that the large volume of children seen in the... More »
 
ROBERT T. LONDON, M.D.
News reports about tragedies involving people with chronic mental illness flash across our iPad and television screens with disturbing regularity. We are constantly reminded that mental disorders are not on par with physical disorders. Instead, thos... More »
 
TANYA THOMAS, M.D.
I remember waking up with my left hand swollen, red, in excruciating pain, and difficult to move. For several months prior, I had been exhausted, achy, and stiff. As a relatively new mother attempting to manage the age-old balance of family life with... More »
 
GERALD G. BRIGGS, B.PHARM., FCCP
Pregnancy registries are valuable sources of information. For many drugs, they are the primary source of human pregnancy experience. The new Food and Drug Administration prescription drug information format may increase the amount of information... More »