Exercise Improves Symptoms of BPH
Men who get more exercise during the week are less likely to experience nocturia, according to one of the first studies to look at the relationship between physical activity and this specific lower urinary tract symptom in men.
Stress Response in Men: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Even the mundane irritants of daily life may be harmful to men's health according to research from Oregon State University's Center for Health Aging Research.
Childhood Cancer Survivors Turn to Primary Care as Adults
Adults who have survived childhood cancer are at high risk for serious illness but typically are not followed by an adult oncologist. You may be the first to see suspicious signs. Would you know how to proceed?
Vitamin D and Dementia: Study Confirms Link
Unlike other research into the association between vitamin D and dementia, this large study quantified and graded levels of vitamin D deficiency to determine at what point intervention might be warranted.
What Is an "Assistant Physician"? Missouri State Law Just Created It
A controversial new law in the state would permit medical school graduates, without additional training, to provide primary care in medically underserved areas of the state, supervised at first, and then on their own. Your thoughts?
Can You Spot the Measles? Outbreak 2014 Update and Resources
More than 1 in 7 of the 288 measles cases reported so far this year have led to hospitalization, according to a press release from the CDC. The respiratory disease is serious and highly contagious. Make sure you are familiar with the signs and symptoms. More, here.
Cell Phones in the Exam Room: Yes? No? It Depends?
Do you ask patients to turn off the sound on their phones during an office visit? Share your opinion in a quick poll and tell us if you have a policy.
Antibiotic Prescriptions for ARIs More Likely at Day’s End
An IDWeek 2013 poster presentation quantified clinician fatigue with the finding that Boston-area primary care physicians were more likely to prescribe antibiotics for ARIs at the end of the day than when they were fresh on the job in the morning.
Poor Adherence to Blood Pressure Rx Ups Risk of Stroke
Nonadherence to antihypertensive drug therapy increased risk of stroke, hospitalization for stroke and stroke-related mortality.
Physician, Heal a Colleague
Physician suicide victims are more likely to have experienced job-related stress prior to death than non-physician victims.
CPAP Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Levels of Inflammatory Biomarkers
Continuous positive airway pressure therapy for OSA reduces serum levels of C-reactive protein, tumor necrosis factor alpha, and interleukin-6.
FDA Revisits Hydrocodone Reclassification
Is hydrocodone less likely to cause addiction than morphine or hydromorphone? The US DEA wants the FDA to reclassify the Schedule 3 opioid to Schedule II.
Alemtuzumab vs Interferon in Multiple Sclerosis: Promising Results in Clinical Trials
The monoclonal antibody alemtuzumab reduced disease progression and accumulation of disability versus interferon in phase 3 clinical trials.
Measles 2011: The Latest Import From Europe
The first 5 months of 2011 have seen the highest number of measles cases in this country in almost a decade.
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