October 2015 Issue of Clinical Advisor
Beyond Rx: OTC Corner
Probiotics may be beneficial for antibiotic-associated diarrhea, digestive symptoms, necrotizing enterocolitis, respiratory tract infections, and other health conditions.
Men should regularly be screened for prostate cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States.
Three out of four U.S. adults have a "heart age" that is older than their chronological age, according to a Vital Signs report issued by ...
Higher influenza vaccination rates among healthy adults may lower the risk for influenza among older adults, according to a study published online ahead of print ...
Research reveals that focus on diet, mental health, and lifestyle may help lower the number of new cases of Alzheimer's disease.
Seniors with the flu should be treated as soon as possible in order to reduce hospital stay length and the need for extended care after ...
Patients suffering chronic rhinosinusitis and obstructive sleep apnea may benefit from endoscopic sinus surgery, wrote Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, and colleages in a recent ...
Smokers who quit within a year after acute myocardial infarction had intermediate levels of chest pain and mental health that were similar to those who ...
According to a study in the Journal of Pain, nearly 50 million adults in the United States live with chronic significant or severe pain.
According to a study published in Neurology, people who survived cancer and stroke in childhood have a doubled risk of a second stroke.
Diabetes remains prevalent in the United States, with an estimated rate of 12% to 14% among adults.
While having a celebrity spokesperson can benefit a cause, they may also end up spreading misinformation about a particular cause.
Providers from across the country share clinical wisdom for the treatment of poison ivy, oak, or sumac rashes and abrasions.
Doctors must assess for the presence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with lung disease, COPD, or emphysema, among other conditions.
Find a foreskin-friendly urologist before agreeing to a child's circumcision.
Residual MDD symptoms are associated with poor overall outcomes. Several strategies can be used to enhance treatment effectiveness.
Treatment of the whole patient is key and should include management of dyslipidemia, weight, and hypertension, as well as blood sugar.
The challenge associated with assessing for anxiety disorders is that the clinical features of one disorder can closely resemble those of another.
Caregivers experience serious chronic health conditions at nearly twice the rate of those who are not caregivers.
Alternative Meds Update
The most common medical use for pumpkin seeds is managing benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Recent studies show that nivolumab was associated with increased overall survival rate when compared to docetaxel in patients with advanced squamous cell non-small cell lung ...
Fetal macrosomia is associated with an increased risk of neonatal and maternal complications.
Hypertensive disorders are the most common medical complications of pregnancy, affecting 5-8% of all pregnancies in the U.S.
Herpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles, may occur in anyone previously infected with chicken pox, but is most common in adults 60 years and ...
Human papillomavirus vaccination not linked to increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females
The HPV vaccination is not associated with an increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females, study results suggest. The vaccine is recommended for all ...
Clinicians should be aware of the uncertainty regarding benefit of administering t-PA more than 3 hours after stroke onset.
After a major car accident, two providers disclose a patient's health information to his employer.