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Statin Continuation Following an Adverse Event | Feature

Study results indicate that the benefits of statin therapy appear to outweigh the risks among high-risk patients. These agents should be continued even in the face of an adverse reaction in this patient population.

Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure | News Brief

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer

3D Printing a Q Fever-Infected Aortic Aneurysm | Medical Blog

Aortic infection is a rare, but severe condition. Primary infection with Coxiella burnetii bacteria in patients with chronic Q fever is notorious in the southern part of

#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust | Medical Blog

Join us Thursday, November 30 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why doctors are losing

CME/CE: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients | Medical Blog

New research indicates that stereotactic body radiation therapy appears to be safe and effective in older patients with cancer.

CME/CE: Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss | Medical Blog

Researchers have detailed the dangers of fructose, particularly high-fructose corn syrup, in the diet. They note the benefits of even small, short-term changes to fructose intake.

Talking to Patients About High Quality and Potential Cost-Savings of Generic Medications | Feature

From 2005 to 2014, generic drugs saved the U.S. health care system 1.68 trillion dollars. Additionally, generics routinely cost 30 to 80 percent less than their brand-name

Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands to Third-World Countries | Feature

3D printing is commonly used in first-world countries. However, 3D printing can be of added value in third-world countries as well. Prosthesis for children are normally handmade

2017 Diabetes Facts & Statistics | Feature

Diabetes costs the U.S. economy over $245 billion per year, making it the country’s most expensive disease. But the damage obviously extends well beyond dollars and cents.

Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss | Feature

Researchers have detailed the dangers of fructose, particularly high-fructose corny syrup, in the diet. They note the benefits of even small, short-term changes to fructose intake.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IAS 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at IAS 2017, the biennial International Aids Society Conference on HIV Science, from June 23 to 26 in Paris. The features presented highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Up to One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana | News Brief

A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References, Part II | News Brief

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host Part II in our #PWChat series, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when

Managing Risk Associated with the Opioid Epidemic | Feature

Millions of Americans suffer from opioid use disorders involving prescription pain medications.  According to the latest Centers for Disease Control data, more than six in ten overdose

3D Printing Shows Talocalcaneal Joint Very Well! | Medical Blog

A surgical resident used the above 3D-printed calcaneal fracture to gain more insight in the fracture pattern during preoperative evaluation. Using this 3D printed model, the surgical

#PWChat – Ketamine for Depression: Exciting but Controversial | Medical Blog

Join us Thursday, November 16 at 9:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Steven P. Levine, MD, on the use of ketamine to treat depression. Topics

Proteins May Prevent Dysfunction, Disease By Relaxing, Study Shows | News Brief

For many years, we thought that all proteins must fold into complicated shapes to fulfill their functions, looking like thousands of sets of custom-tailored locks and keys.

Why Actionable Data Is Crucial in the Operating Room | Feature

Today’s hospitals face relentless pressure to improve quality, especially in the operating room. This challenge requires insights into root causes of problems and unnecessary clinical variations, which

Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at IDWeek 2017, the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association, and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, from October 4 to 8 in San Diego. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

New Research Yields Way to Combat Pancreatic Cancer | News Brief

In a recent study, working with a team of researchers, Danino demonstrated that bacteria in pancreatic tumors degrade a chemotherapy drug — Gemcitabine — most commonly used

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