Once you've decided that an opioid analgesic is indicated, what can you do to ensure that your patient uses the medication safely?
When counting sheep fails as first line therapy, what measures can you recommend to help your patient get some sleep?
Dr Margaret Fisher- who helped write the (Red) book on immunizations for youngsters- succinctly summarizes the latest guidelines here.
Marc B. Garnic, MD, addresses these questions in this short video. Dr Garnic, who spoke on this topic at the 2011 American College of Physicians meeting in San Diego
Psychiatrist Sidney Zisook, MD-a guest speaker at the recent American College of Physicians meeting in San Diego
Two of the numerous geriatrics offerings at this year’s ACP convention were part of a series entitled “Modifying Your Office Practice for the Tsunami of Older Adults.” This eminently apropos title was actually something of a theme for the convention as a whole. This year, only 3 clinical categories boasted more offerings than geriatrics. Clearly, primary care physicians are beginning to feel the impact of the baby boomers’ coming of age.
Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, the Boston University professor of medicine and well-known “apostle of vitamin D,” attracted a standing-room-only crowd Friday for a presentation on his favorite topic. It was a performance that had the audience at rapt attention for a full hour-not just because of the celebrity of the speaker, but because of the extraordinarily clever and engaging nature of his presentation.
Early in his keynote address, James Orbinski, MD, Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto and one of the world’s leading scholars and scientists in global health, complimented the United States on the recent passage of its health care bill, a “seminal achievement” that he said brought the US “just a hair’s breadth away” from achieving universal health care.
Probiotics and prebiotics are now widely used by patients – and even present in many common foods.