Talking about diet and exercise habits in mid-life can help guard against incremental weight gain.
1 Feb 2023
The commentary in Annals of Internal Medicine discusses why ACP believes that the evidence does not strongly support pharmacologic initiation and treatment targets of less than 130/80 mm Hg in a broad population of older adults, among other issues.
23 Jan 2018
During “Firearm Injury: An Escalating Health Crisis,” a panel of experts discussed what health care professionals can do to reduce the adverse impact of guns on patients' health.
1 Mar 2023
A 56-year-old woman with a developmental delay and known pulmonary hypertension from a congenital cardiac condition is evaluated. On physical examination, the S1 is normal and the S2 is loud. There is a grade 1/6 holosystolic murmur at the left lower sternal border. The toes demonstrate cyanosis and digital clubbing; her hands appear normal. What is the most likely cause of her pulmonary hypertension?
28 Aug 2018
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association called for collaboration among primary care physicians, subspecialist doctors, and other health professionals to identify and manage cognitive problems after stroke.
9 May 2023
Physicians all use diagnostic criteria when trying to determine a patient's condition, but it's important to remember the patients in whom those diagnostic criteria have been validated.
1 Feb 2023
At 12 months, two intervention groups that self-monitored blood pressure had lower systolic blood pressure than a usual care group, with no significant difference between groups with and without telemonitoring.
6 Mar 2018
Updated blood pressure guidelines may have created more questions than closure, internists have found, as they try to determine how aggressively to treat the condition and what goals to set for subpopulations of patients, such as those with diabetes. Experts react to the “paradigm shift” in lowering hypertension.
1 Apr 2014
A 31-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for progressive autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and has a recent history of an infected kidney cyst. What is the most appropriate management?
11 Apr 2023
This week's quiz asks readers to interpret the cardiac findings of an 18-year-old man with no history of hypertension or other pertinent medical history who is being evaluated before participating on his college basketball team.
21 Feb 2023