Thyroid Problems May Spell Trouble for Diabetes Risk
Low thyroid function predisposes to weight gain, which may partly explain the association with higher risk of diabetes.
Diagnostic Accuracy Drops With Difficult Patients
Getting caught up in a patient’s bad mood may set up a lose-lose proposition.
More Seniors at Risk for Drug-Drug Interactions
Polypharmacy and undisclosed complementary/alternative medicines increase the risk for unforeseen interactions.
Multipronged Intervention Cuts Risky Prescribing
A 3-part quality improvement intervention targeted NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing in primary care and reduced inappropriate Rx by 37%.
Primary Care Docs Prefer Tight Glucose Control in T2D
Stringent control was supported even in patients at high risk for related harm. Reasons found for concern over Rx "deintensification" may surprise you.
PCP/Oncology Partnerships Vital for Cancer Care Wave
The need for cancer care will increase 40% over the next 20 years and only a combined care model will be able to successfully meet the demand.
Hot Flashes: 7 Years and Counting
Hot flashes and night sweats for more than 7 years during menopausal transition? It’s a reality for many women.