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Mental Illness Puts Veterans at Higher Risk of Heart Disease
Veterans who suffer from mental illness were found to be at an increased risk for major cardiovascular disease outcomes in a new study.
Alarming Increase in Heart Infections Linked to Opioid Epidemic
Cases of infective endocarditis are on the rise and a new study suggests the opioid epidemic could be to blame.
Lung Disease and E-Cigarette Use: 9 Recommendations for Clinicians
There have been 7 e-cigarette-linked deaths in the US. A new CDC Health Advisory offers 9 recommendations for clinicians who suspect a vaping-related lung illness.
Primary Care Physicians Report Barriers to Managing Chronic Kidney Disease
Lack of knowledge, keeping up with changing management guidelines, and limited time and resources were among reported barriers.
Migraine Risk is Brewing Among Heavy Caffeine Drinkers
A cup of coffee/day keeps migraine away? It can, but before recommending another cup to migraine patients, review findings just published.
Study Finds Chocolate Good for Everything: True or False?
Can dark chocolate intake decrease depressive symptoms? Is chocolate intake linked to a higher risk of atrial fibrillation? New research examines the impact that chocolate has on various health conditions.
7 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2019
The end of another quarter means a new list of FDA-approved drugs for primary care. Which ones should you know about? Click through to find out.
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing and Primary Care: A 10-question Quiz
How much do you know about the increasingly popular direct-to-consumer genetic testing? Find out with this 10-question quiz.
10 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q1 2019
Highlights: The first liquid solution of colchicine for prophylaxis of gout, the first generic version of Advair Diskus, and 8 more new and approved drugs.
Youth Who Vape: Fact or Fiction?
E-cigarette use among high school teens rose nearly 1286% between 2011 and 2018. Test your knowledge of this alarming trend with this quick quiz.
5 Noteworthy Cardiovascular Studies from American Heart Month
Psoriasis medication for heart disease prevention, the role of artificial sweeteners in different types of stroke, and 3 other noteworthy findings from American Heart Month.
10 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q4 2018
From acne to the menacing flu, we have picked the top 10 FDA-approved drugs every primary care physician should know about from the fourth quarter.
T2DM & Mental Illness: 9 Brain-Teasing Qs
True or false? The rates of T2DM in people with SMI are up to 5 times higher vs the general population.
Obesity Algorithm Challenge: 8 Questions
Test your knowledge of the newly updated obesity algorithm from the Obesity Medicine Association with this 8-question challenge.
9 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q3 2018
Which drugs are most important for your patients? Scroll through our quick slideshow to find out.
Headline Medical News: July 2018
Patient Care scoured the web to find the top news in medicine this month that could affect your practice. Which ones made the cut?
Fibromyalgia Quiz for Primary Care Physicians
How much do you know about fibromyalgia? Take our 12-question quiz to find out your fibromyalgia IQ.
10 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2018
What new drugs should you know about from the second quarter of 2018? Scroll through our quick slideshow to find out.
Headline Medical News: June 2018
Migraine in the US: By the Numbers
How much do you know about migraine/severe headache in the US? Take our 10-question quiz to find out.
Primary Care News: Highlights from 7 Must-Read Studies
At-a-glance: Research on opioid addiction, exergaming for Alzheimer patients, medical cannabis for chronic pain, and more.
9 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q1 2018
The "new year" is now in full swing and new drugs are being approved each month; check out our slideshow to get up to date on 9 drugs approved in the first quarter for primary care.
US Binge Drinking: By the Numbers
Do you know what percentage of US adults report binge drinking? Or how much alcohol sold is consumed while binge drinking? Take our 12-question quiz to find out.
E-Cigarettes: How Much Do You Really Know?
How much do you know about e-cigarettes? Take our 10-question quiz to put your knowledge to the test.
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