Primary Care

CME/CE: Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment

Experts in cardiology have updated a major guideline to reflect the addition of new types of drug options for heart failure (HF). With treatments for patients with HF expanding, there appears to be more hope than ever before for these individuals.

The Overuse of NSAIDs

Research suggests that despite widespread use, NSAIDs appear to be associated with several side effects when misused or overused that may make use of these medications dangerous in certain populations and in combination with other drugs.

What To Do with Your Leftover Pain Drugs | Feature

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

Physicians Practice: 5 Ways for Physicians to be Role Models | Feature

The author of this article Sue Jacques, a professionalism expert who specializes in medical and corporate civility.  Physicians are expected to exemplify professional conduct and make smart

American Heart Association: Renewed Trend in Movie Tobacco Scenes Disturbing | News Brief

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on “Tobacco Use in

Analyzing Emergency Department Mortality Trends | News Brief

While many analyses have explored trends in ED use throughout the U.S., few have looked at ED-specific mortality trends.

The Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows | News Brief

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the

Youth Tobacco Product Use, Including E-Cigarettes, Drops During 2015-2016 | News Brief

The number of middle and high school students who say they are current tobacco users – defined as having used a tobacco product in the past 30

Personalizing Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis | News Brief

Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes one in seven deaths among Americans, and diagnosis can be challenging. To provide the most appropriate care pathways, helpful and convenient testing

Technology and Internet Addiction: How to Recognize it and Recover From it | News Brief

Comparitech has put together the ultimate patient guide to technology and Internet addiction, which covers everything from email and social media addiction to smartphone withdrawal.

#PWchat: Personalizing Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis & Care | News Brief

Andrew Waxler, MD, will co-host a tweetchat with PW on July 26, at 9:00pm ET on the personalizing of coronary artery disease diagnosis and care.

CME/CE: Updated Guidance on Invasive Aspergillosis | News Brief

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released an updated guideline for treating invasive aspergillosis that stress the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to improve clinical outcomes.

Reducing Opioid-Related Visits | Feature

Unintentional overdose involving opioids has become a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. “Notwithstanding, several interventions promoted to address opioid-related morbidity and mortality, but

#PWChat – The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Feature

Dr. Jamie Koufman will co-host a #PWChat TwitterChat/TweetChat with PW on August 16 at 9:00pm ET on what she believes to be one of the biggest factors affecting healthcare costs in the U.S.

Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

Enhancing Cardiac Rehabilitation | Feature

National guidelines recommend that patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) be referred to cardiac rehabilitation (CR), in which patients receive education and counseling on physical exercise, blood

Physical Activity & Cancer Risk | Feature

While previous research has shown that physical activity helps reduce the risk of heart disease, all-cause mortality, and colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, less is known about its effect on reducing risks of other cancers.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACC 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACC 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, from March 17 to 19 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

Physicians Practice: Physician Leaders – 3 Ways to Step Up & Advocate | Feature

The author of this article is KrisEmily McCrory, MD, who practices full-spectrum, academic family medicine in upstate New York. In this uncertain environment surrounding the evolution of

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