Miranda van Tilburg, Ph.D.
CHICAGO – Functional abdominal pain (FAP) is one of the most common complaints seen in pediatric and pediatric... More
Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D.
A California judge has upheld the state’s ban against physician-assisted suicide, rejecting pleas by three terminally... More
Head for oral contraceptives to target women’s acne
NEW YORK – Almost all women with acne will have at least a fair response to therapy with oral contraceptive... More
Hospital admissions due to bike injuries doubled between 1998 and 2013
Bicycle-related injuries in adults in the United States have increased by 28% between 1998 and 2013, and hospital... More
VIDEO: FFR-CT could redefine interventional cardiology
LONDON – A potential revolution may be underway in how patients with stable, new-onset chest pain are selected for... More
HHS: Expand antidiscrimination protections to transgender patients
Transgender patients who receive health care via government programs or funding must receive equal access to treatments... More
Higher risk of arrhythmia in psoriasis patients
Patients with psoriasis are at increased risk of arrhythmia, with the risk even greater for younger patients and those... More
Liberia officially Ebola free for second time
Liberia was declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization for the second time on Sept. 3, according to a... More
Skin-lightening products may not be safe, FDA warns
Use of an injectable skin-lightening product poses a potential health risk to consumers, as no such product has been... More
Dr. Michael J. Barrett
LONDON – Cardiologists’ auscultation skills in the detection of valvular murmurs are “alarmingly low,” Dr. Michael J.... More
Dr. Tom MacDonald
LONDON – Celecoxib was associated with very low cardiovascular event rates, and its use posed no more risk than other... More
Dr. Anders Jeppsson
LONDON – Ticagrelor was associated with fewer major bleeding complications compared with clopidogrel when stopped... More
Balance caution with necessity when prescribing dermatology drugs in pregnancy
NEW YORK – Disease exacerbations during pregnancy can be more dangerous for the fetus than some of the medications used... More
Dr. Dipak Kotecha
LONDON – The best-quality available evidence demonstrates that digoxin reduces hospital admissions and has no effect... More
Turn down the androgens to treat female pattern hair loss
NEW YORK – Antiandrogen hormones can help stabilize, and even improve, female pattern hair loss. The pathophysiology... More
Dr. John J. Zone
PARK CITY, UTAH – Dr. John J. Zone first began to study gluten sensitivity in 1977, an interest that left some of his... More
Patients rate physicians on timeliness of primary care
When it comes to giving patients timely care, ob.gyn. practices have a bit of an edge over the other primary care... More
Dr. Marco Valgimigli
LONDON – Bivalirudin did not prove superior to unfractionated heparin in reducing the rate of major adverse... More
Dr. George L. Bakris
Adding the mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist finerenone to standard renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade... More
VIDEO: Spironolactone a game changer in resistant hypertension
LONDON – Spironolactone is far and away the most effective therapy for resistant hypertension, according to the... More
ALICIA GALLEGOS
A California judge has upheld the state’s ban against physician-assisted suicide, rejecting pleas by three terminally ill patients to legally end their lives with the help of a doctor. Meanwhile, more states than ever before are considering legaliz... More »
 
MIKE BOCK
Bicycle-related injuries in adults in the United States have increased by 28% between 1998 and 2013, and hospital admissions for cycling injuries increased by 120% during that same period, according to a research letter published in JAMA.... More »
 
BRUCE JANCIN
Fractional flow reserve–CT reduces need for diagnostic cardiac catheterizations.... More »
 
ALICIA GALLEGOS
Transgender patients who receive health care via government programs or funding must receive equal access to treatments and insurance coverage, according to a proposed rule issued Sept. 3 by the Health and Human Services department. The rule would ex... More »
 
JENNIE SMITH
A population-based cohort study found that patients with psoriasis are at increased risk of arrhythmia, with the risk even greater for younger patients and those with psoriatic arthritis.... More »
 
LUCAS FRANKI
Liberia was declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization for the second time on Sept. 3, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ebola was first detected in Liberia in late March 2014, and since that ... More »
 
MITCHEL L. ZOLER
Heart failure continues to reveal its mysteries slowly and reluctantly. Clinicians who believe they know all they need to about how to safely and effectively treat it are fooling themselves and run the risk of hurting their patients.... More »
 
SKOLNIK FIDLER
Combined programs of diet and exercise promotion are very successful and cost effective in preventing patients with prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes.... More »
 
JON O. EBBERT, M.D.
It’s time to remind flu vaccine–averse patients about the link between influenza and heart attacks.... More »
 
WILLIAM G. WILKOFF, M.D.
Dr. William G. Wilkoff discusses an article about the difficulty of reproducing study findings.... More »
 
WILLIAM G. WILKOFF
Dr. William G. Wilkoff relates an unexpected danger of smartphones.... More »
 
STEPHEN I. PELTON, M.D.
Dr. Stephen I. Pelton emphasizes the importance of immunizing pregnant women to protect infants too young to be protected by childhood vaccines.... More »