Childhood asthma tends to be allergic, whereas adult forms comprise airway disorders. Our experts tell how to classify, treat, and manage the condition.
Treating smoking aggressively as a chronic, relapsing disease, can raise the odds for success.
Young African Americans are developing heart failure (HF) before age 50 years at a rate 20 times higher than whites.
Uloric helps prevent uric acid production in patients with gout.
Patients with kidney impairment seem to require lower doses of warfarin and may need closer monitoring to avoid serious bleeding complications.
A large, long-term study links higher vitamin C intake with a lower risk of gout
New recommendations call for at-risk men aged 45-79 years to take aspirin daily to prevent a primary heart attack. Similarly, at-risk women aged 55-79 years should take aspirin to prevent a primary ischemic stroke.
Teaching physicians and new doctors have different ideas of which procedures are necessary to learn before graduation from medical school—particularly when it comes to the minimally invasive activities.
Presenting complaints include hearing loss, persistent pain, or "clicking" in the ear. Patients must allow time for treatment (if required) to take effect.
Three recent studies indicate that the Framingham risk score goes only so far as a predictor of cardiovascular problems.
Celiac disease doesn't look the way you might expect. A new position statement and technical review from the American Gastroenterological Association provide updated guidelines.
Waist-to-hip ratio and other measures of abdominal obesity are better indicators of cerebrovascular risk than BMI.
Is spraying with diluted bleach solution or placing the shoes in moth balls effective?
Adults gain substantial health benefits from at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity and can accrue additional benefits as the intensity, frequency, and duration increase.
Two of the most commonly used classes of medication—statins and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—may compromise already controversial cancer screenings by lowering serum levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA).
Menorrhagia is not a diagnosis but a symptom. Because of the number of treatment options available, patient preference is a primary consideration.
Two simple head-movement techniques can be used to identify patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Women are less likely than men to be diagnosed with coronary heart disease if they mention a stressful event
For moderate-to-severe secondary or idiopathic knee osteoarthritis, the addition of arthroscopic surgery appears no more effective than optimized physical and medical therapy alone.
Researchers have isolated heavy snoring as an independent risk factor for carotid atherosclerosis
Smoking raises the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm events nearly ninefold in postmenopausal women and negatively affects cognition in middle-aged adults
Low-protein diets do not appear to significantly improve renal function in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetic nephropathy.
A large study has shown that aspirin and antioxidant supplements are ineffective in the primary prevention of heart attacks in people with diabetes and asymptomatic arterial disease