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On Tap for Physicians Attending Internal Medicine 2009
Health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, and the impact of environmental change on global health are just a few of the topics to be discussed at the Internal Medicine 2009 Medicine 2009 in Philadelphia this week.
Golimumab Shows Promise in nr-axSpA
Improvements were seen in some patients participating in a phase 3 clinical trial as quickly as 4 weeks after the first treatment.
Rising Interest Rates and Fixed Income Investments
The topic is complex, but understanding rising interest rates is important when evaluating fixed income investments.
CV Data Shows No Benefit, Risk to GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Lixisenatide
A large phase IIIb study showed no increased risk for cardiovascular problems with GLP-1 receptor agonist lixisenatide.
Take Control of Your Data Ownership
By continuing to use certain programs, including your EHR, you allow access to your data. Here's some guidance keeping your information private.
Medical Student Suicide—Simple Solutions
What would medical training look like if students were encouraged to seek mental health support?
Routine CT Does Not Improve Detection for Occult Cancer
Performing routine abdominal and pelvic CTs does not increase detection of cancer among patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism.
Breast Density Notification Laws by State — Interactive Map
UPDATED. Many states have laws on breast density notification after mammography screening – but not all notification is the same.
The Quick, Easy Way to Engage Patients Online
Building up your web presence via your practice website or blog doesn't need to take a lot of time. Here's how to do it in 10 minutes or less per day.
Practices Should Prepare for Payer Consolidation
There are multiple health insurance plan mergers looming right now, here's how they may affect your practice.
Advice for Starting a Medical Residency
Having been a resident not that many years ago, here is some advice for the new doctors as they take on the world.
People who deserve shame in radiology.
PsA Drugs Continue to Rack Up Wins
The news from phase 3 trials of psoriatic arthritis treatments is upbeat: certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), apremilast (Otezla), and secukinumab (Cosentyx) all continue to show positive effects.
House Call on a Hundred-foot Cliff
I drive 100 miles up the Oregon coast to see my disabled patient Johnny. His blood pressure was excellent, and the view from the backyard? Priceless.
Neuroanatomy in Bipolar Disorder Correlates with Behaviors
A study of adults from families with heavy genetic loading for bipolar disorder suggests that the disease has both neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative underpinnings.
IL-17 Inhibitors Make Clear Skin A Reachable Goal in Severe Psoriasis
The goal of 90% skin clearance is “reachable” for many patients with severe psoriasis with interleukin-17 (IL-17) inhibitors. A closer look here.
How New Jersey Public Policy Fails Primary-Care Physicians
Healthcare policies and laws that favor special interests are bad news for physicians and the public. New Jersey is a more extreme example.
GLP-1 Agonists May Change How Brain Responds to Food
GLP-1 receptor agonists may help patients with type 2 diabetes to lose weight by altering the way their brains respond to food.
Elevated Triglycerides in a Woman with Type 2 Diabetes
What do current guidelines recommend as first-line treatment for patients like 51-year-old TK? Check out these options.
First-Line Rx in Pyoderma Gangrenosum
There is now clinical evidence to support cyclosporine and prednisolone as first line options in the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum.
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