Heavy Alcohol Use Strongly Associated with Risk of Early-onset Colorectal Cancer, Study Finds
June 01, 2022

New research shows excessive alcohol use is strongly associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer, regardless of genetic risk.

Seen in the ED: Generalized Weakness
January 12, 2022

Persistent generalized weakness and decreased oral intake bring a man in his early 60s with hx of thyroid cancer to the ED. Do ECG and labs suggest a diagnosis?

NAFLD & NASH in Primary Care: Facts, Definitions, & Figures in Brief
April 13, 2021

Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is increasing and early detection is critical. Brush up on basics with our slides.

New USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Draft Recommendation Includes Adults Aged 45 Years
October 28, 2020

For the first time, the USPSTF recommends colorectal cancer screening in adults beginning at age 45.

A Nutty Way to Prevent Cancer?
June 25, 2015

A large review ties nut consumption to a lower incidence of cancer, but not diabetes.

The IBD-Cancer Link: 3 Key Questions
May 04, 2015

There is a lot of new information about the link between various malignancies and inflammatory bowel disease. Here: answers to 3 key questions.

Stroke Risk Spikes After Cancer Dx
January 15, 2015

Cancer may be an under-appreciated, but common risk factor for stroke, which is most common the first month after cancer diagnosis.

Healthy Weight Trims Ovarian Cancer Risk
March 17, 2014

Being overweight increases a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new comprehensive report. The finding offers a way to reduce the risk.

Obesity Tied to a Variety of Health Problems
December 18, 2013

Recent studies have linked obesity with a number of clinical concerns, ranging from kidney disease to pancreatic cancer to hearing loss in women.

Primary Adrenal Insufficiency
November 01, 2007

For 2 weeks, a 43-year-old white female had worsening nausea and multiple episodes of vomiting. Her symptoms began with increased malaise and decreased appetite. The emesis was unrelated to meals and was sometimes accompanied by mild abdominal distention. She had occasional fevers but denied any recent contact with ill persons. She also reported a 12-lb weight loss, decreased energy level, and an increased tan complexion over the past several months.