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The truth about Popeye and other iron tidbits

Green leafy vegetables, tofu, and lentils are all good sources of iron, but iron is most effectively absorbed when it is heme-based, as in red meat.
1 Jun 2017

Recalls, research for generic drug safety

Probable carcinogens have been found in angiotensin-receptor blockers, but experts say generic drugs remain safe overall.
1 Jan 2020

MKSAP Quiz: progressive exertional fatigue and dyspnea

A 77-year-old man with a 5-year history of idiopathic cardiomyopathy is evaluated for progressive exertional fatigue and dyspnea. He has recently stopped carrying groceries in from the car because of his exertional dyspnea. He had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placed 3 years ago. Medical history is also significant for hypertension. Medications are lisinopril, 40 mg/d; metoprolol succinate, 25 mg/d; furosemide, 40 mg/d; and spironolactone, 25 mg/d. Following a physical exam and electrocardiogram, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
31 Jan 2017

Palliative care for a pandemic

Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, discusses how palliative care can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 May 2020

Some traditional Chinese medicine may provide benefits in cardiovascular conditions

Some traditional Chinese medications might be used as a complementary and alternative approach for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, but further long-term study is needed.
13 Jun 2017

New thinking about Alzheimer's diagnosis

New technology and biomarkers have contributed to the detection of Alzheimer's disease, but clinicians are skeptical about the value of a diagnosis without the ability to treat the condition.
1 Nov 2019

Help elderly patients catch their zzz's

Sleep problems are common, but not inevitable, as people age.
1 Jan 2021

Evidence does not support giving renin angiotensin system inhibitors to all patients with stable CAD, review finds

For all primary outcomes studied, renin angiotensin system inhibitors reduced risk when compared to placebo but not when compared to active controls, a study found.
31 Jan 2017

Combat cardiac risks of cancer therapies

One challenge of treating cancer is preventing, diagnosing, and treating heart failure in at-risk patients, and figuring out which patients would benefit from intervention.
1 Sep 2018

Drug interaction risks appear common among older patients being treated for epilepsy

Factors predicting higher drug interaction risk included having one or more comorbid condition versus zero comorbidities, having four or more comorbid conditions versus zero comorbidities, being eligible for the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy, and not living in the northeastern U.S.
13 Feb 2018

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