Print Issue: February 01, 2012
Transdermal nicotine administered to nonsmokers with mild cognitive impairment over a six-month period improved primary and secondary cognitive measures of attention, memory and mental processing.
Increases in resting heart rate over a 10-year period correlated with a heightened risk of death from ischemic heart disease among men and women without known cardiovascular disease.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends hepatitis B virus vaccine for all unvaccinated patients aged 19 through 59 years with diabetes.
Commemorate American Heart Month by sharing new findings that reinforce the importance of avoiding hypertension.
Just 8% of participants in a study assessing how primary care patients who are prescribed opioids are tracked underwent urine testing, only half made regular visits to their prescribers and 23% received more than one early opioid refill.
When a patient does
not comply with medical
do you protect yourself?
Treating patients before they develop a disease is tempting, but the old
adage still applies: First, do no harm.
With obesity on the rise, more patients are at risk for metabolic
syndrome, a diagnosis given to a set of simultaneous disorders.
A 3-year-old boy and 45-year-old man present separately to the dermatology clinic with similar looking erythematous rashes. Can you differentiate between the two?
Selecting appropriate lab tests when evaluating persons with symptoms suggesting a rheumatic condition often requires a bit of detective work.
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