VIDEO: Patients with female genital cutting experience inadequate care
CHICAGO– Inappropriate treatment by physicians of women who have undergone female genital cutting (FGC) can block... More
Dr. Tobias Strunk
SAN DIEGO – Infants born even slightly preterm or of marginally low birth weight are at significantly increased risk of... More
Dr. Anders Nyberg
VIENNA– In addition to dramatically increasing the risk of liver cancer more than 68-fold, chronic hepatitis C virus... More
Exercise pumps up chemotherapy completion rates for breast cancer patients
Compared with usual care, a moderate- to high-intensity exercise intervention had beneficial effects on chemotherapy... More
Dr. Anthony Goudie
SAN DIEGO – Unlike in adults, inpatient administration of “high-risk” antibiotics such as cephalosporins, clindamycin,... More
VIDEO: NAFLD increasingly causing U.S. hepatocellular carcinomas
VIENNA – Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) now stands as the second most common cause of U.S. cases of... More
Dr. Holly G. Atkinson speaks to audience members after her presentation at the American Medical Women's Asociation annual meeting.
CHICAGO – Physicians can play a leading role in identifying patients who are human trafficking victims by knowing the... More
Dr. Annika M. Hofstetter
SAN DIEGO – Missed vaccination opportunities are common among adolescents with chronic medical conditions, especially... More
More physicians support Democratic candidates
Most U.S. physicians who made political contributions during the 2013-2014 congressional election cycle donated to... More
ILC: Unrecognized hepatitis C linked with advanced hepatic fibrosis
VIENNA – Roughly half of American adults with chronic hepatitis C infection are unaware of their infection, and about... More
Dr. Ronald F. van Vollenhoven
Rheumatoid arthritis patients with low disease activity are less likely to flare if they continue their treatment with... More
Gardasil vaccination reduces cervical dysplasia in teen years
Vaccination with Gardasil, the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, can reduce cervical dysplasia and... More
The outbreak investigation and highly successful vaccination campaign described here can serve as a model for how to approach similar outbreaks in the future, Dr. McNamara remarked.
A targeted MenB vaccination campaign during a university outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease effectively... More
Dr. Stefan Zeuzem
VIENNA – A new, once-daily, single-pill regimen for treating chronic hepatitis C infection without interferon or... More

Video Library, Expert Analysis

ALICIA GALLEGOS
CHICAGO– Inappropriate treatment by physicians of women who have undergone female genital cutting (FGC) can block access to further care and harm patients psychologically, according to Dr. Nawal M. Nour, director of the ambulatory obstetrics practi... More »
 

News

DOUG BRUNK
SAN DIEGO – Infants born even slightly preterm or of marginally low birth weight are at significantly increased risk of being readmitted to the hospital with infection throughout childhood and adolescence, results from a large, long-term Australian... More »
 

Health Reform

MARY ANN MOON
Most U.S. physicians who made political contributions during the 2013-2014 congressional election cycle donated to Democrats, continuing the trend away from Republicans that was first noted among medical professionals between 1991 and 2012, according... More »
 

Policy & Practice Podcast

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
If you thought Medicare physician payments might finally be safe in the wake of SGR repeal, think again. Lawmakers are proposing to cut Medicare payments to help fund the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill, which would help workers displaced by foreign... More »
 

Commentaries

WILLIAM G. WILKOFF, M.D.
If you ask a primary care pediatrician who has been practicing for more than 2 decades, she will tell you that her practice has tilted steeply toward complaints with a more developmental and behavioral flavor. In the lead article of the April 2015 Pe... More »
 

Commentaries

ALLAN M. BLOCK, M.D.
Well, in a remarkable moment in what is likely the most dysfunctional American government on record, all sides agreed to repeal the sustainable growth rate formula and change the way Medicare payments are done. For the foreseeable future, this elimi... More »
 

Myth of the Month

DOUGLAS S. PAAUW, M.D.
An 88-year-old Scandinavian man is seen for weakness and fatigue. Physical examination reveals a normal mental status and evidence of bilateral lower-extremity neuropathy. His hematocrit is 24%, with a hemoglobin of 8 g/dL and a mean corpuscular valu... More »
 

Myth of the Month

DOUGLAS S. PAAUW, M.D.
A 30-year-old woman cuts her finger on a glass jar. She goes to the clinic and needs to have sutures on her right ring finger. What would you recommend for anesthesia to prepare the patient for repair? A. 1% lidocaine. B. 1% lidocaine with epinephr... More »
 
BRUCE JANCIN
ATLANTA – One-third of a large sample of male state prison inmates reported some level of suicidal ideation in the first-ever study to examine the applicability of Joiner’s interpersonal theory of suicide in a correctional setting. That’s a hi... More »
 
WHITNEY MCKNIGHT
COLORADO SPRINGS – Results from a large, diverse community cohort study of genotyped youth could lead the way to early identification of those most likely to develop psychosis. Data from the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort study are now bei... More »