New hepatitis treatment cost effective for some patient types
For individuals infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), new regimens are highly effective, but also very expensive, at... More
FDA strengthens allergy warning for IV anemia therapy ferumoxytol
The warning about potentially life-threatening allergic reactions with the intravenous anemia drug ferumoxytol is being... More
Supreme Court won’t hear IPAB challenge
The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the Independent Payment Advisory... More
Dr. Richard I.G. Holt
Newborns of women who have gestational diabetes treated with glyburide appear to be at increased risk for admission to... More
Updated IMPROVE-IT results show bigger benefits
SAN DIEGO– The sensational initial presentation of the landmark IMPROVE-IT trial at last November’s AHA Scientific... More

Journals, News

KARI OAKES
For individuals infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), new regimens are highly effective, but also very expensive, at approximately $28,000 for 4 weeks of treatment. However, the treatment is cost effective for HCV patients with cirrhosis and for tho... More »
 

News

THEODORE BOSWORTH
ORLANDO – Women diagnosed with a gynecologic malignancy have a strong likelihood of presenting with a coexisting pelvic floor disorder, according to data collected prospectively from a cancer survivorship cohort. Bladder symptoms on validated que... More »
 

Health Reform

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the Independent Payment Advisory Board. ©trekandshoot/thinkstockphotos.com This leaves in place a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals, which dismissed the lawsuit Coons v. Le... More »
 

Policy & Practice Podcast

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
The end of the Sustainable Growth Rate–era might be within reach as the House overwhelming passed a bill that would repeal the flawed formula, as well as extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and community health centers, and... More »
 

Commentaries

FRANCINE PEARCE, M.D.
The relationship between parents and pediatricians is unique. More than any other field of medicine, there is a level of trust that develops because of the consistent and ongoing interaction for several years. But as the child grows older and enters ... More »
 

Blognosis

MITCHEL L. ZOLER
It’s extremely unusual for a cardiologist or cardiac surgeon to die in the line of duty, but that tragedy occurred last January in Boston when the enraged son of a patient mortally shot Dr. Michael J. Davidson while he was on the job as director of... 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 »
 

Myth of the Month

DOUGLAS PAAUW, M.D.
A 29-year-old woman presents for evaluation. She reports that she has had frequent headaches over the past 12 months that include pressure pain on her forehead, under her eyes, and over her cheeks. She usually has nasal congestion as well. She has no... More »
 
SHARON WORCESTER
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Neither depression nor antidepressant use are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer among participants in the Nurses’ Health Study, according to an analysis of data from 67,120 women enrolled in the ongoing prospec... More »
 
BRUCE JANCIN
SAN DIEGO– Mindfulness-based stress reduction was an effective adjunct to medical therapy in women with angina and no obstructive coronary artery disease, a small pilot study indicated. A standard 8-week Kabat-Zinn mindfulness-based stress reduct... More »