Quiz: Asthma, Lipids, and Left Ventricular Mass
How does asthma affect cardiac morphology? Take this quick 5-question quiz to see what you know about the impact of asthma on other chronic disease.
Quiz: 5 Skin Signs of Spring
The signs are everywhere. See if you recognize these 5 skin eruptions often seen when man gets back to nature.
Quiz: 5 Spring Sports Injuries
Outdoor recreation is in full swing again. Here are 5 injuries you may need to identify, soon. What are they?
Indoor Heat, Air Quality Increase Symptoms in COPD
The combination of heat and in-home air pollutants is dangerous, but also modifiable, say authors of a new study.
NOACS by the Numbers: A 5-question Quiz
See what you know about the magnitude of the shift toward novel oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation.
Top Primary Care Stories: February 2016
In case you missed these February headlines, here are 5 stories from around the Web of interest to primary care.
7 Top Primary Care Stories of the Month
In case you missed these January headlines, here are 7 stories from around the Web of interest to primary care.
Influenza Virus Subdued by Estrogen in Female Nasal Cultures
"Man Flu May be Real" reads a recent headline as reporters pick up results of a study on the impact of estrogen against influenza A. More, here.
Physicians Share 2016 Resolutions
We asked physicians what their resolutions were for 2016, either personal or professional. Here's what they said...
Things Physicians Said and Did in 2015
In this slide show we share a selection of 2015 articles by physicians that were notable for the author's message, mission, or both.
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Claim Lives Worldwide
Just shy of 200,000 lives were lost in 2010 to diseases linked to sugared beverage consumption, according to a new study. Get a full summary here.
US Caffeine Consumption: Survey Says . . .
Americans like their caffeine and, according to a new survey, we mostly like it hot. This short slide show gives you a closer look at your cup o’ Joe.
Obese Outnumber the Overweight in the US
A new study estimates that 67.6 million Americans age >25 years are obese and an additional 65.2 million are overweight.
10 FDA-Approved Drugs for Primary Care
Since January 2015, the FDA has approved more than a dozen drugs indicated for primary care diseases. Here, a quick slide update on 10 of them.
Measles Vaccine Offers Compound Coverage
Immunosuppression after measles leaves children vulnerable to nonmeasles infection for up to 3 years, a new study finds. Just vaccinate!
TRT Benefits Outweigh Risks, AACE Tells FDA
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists pushes back in response to FDA warnings that testosterone replacement therapy may increase cardiovascular risks.
Abridged Diabetes Guidelines for Primary Care: 6 Noteworthy Changes
The ADA provides an abridged version for PCPs of its annual Standards of Medical Care. Our slides summarize 6 updates important to primary care.
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.
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