A 75-year-old man is evaluated for progressive dysphagia of 8 months' duration for both solid food and water, and the necessity to induce vomiting several times each month to relieve his symptoms. He also has experienced chest pain and heartburn symptoms and has lost weight. After physical exam, upper endoscopy, and manometry, what is the most likely diagnosis?
25 Sep 2018
A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of loose stools, bloating, and weight loss. Her brother has type 1 diabetes mellitus, and her mother has autoimmune thyroid disease. After physical examination and laboratory studies, what test should be performed next?
28 Jan 2020
Not only is the focus on weight not beneficial to diabetes patients, it can cause other health consequences such as weight cycling and eating disorders.
1 Sep 2020
This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Nov 2022
We must be intentional in our efforts to address the needs of individuals experiencing health care disparities and inequities based on social drivers of health.
1 Sep 2022
A sizable number of patients with diabetes do not consistently fill their prescriptions or take less than the prescribed amount due to costs, but there are ways to make it easier on a patient's pocketbook.
1 May 2022
Little evidence supports nutritional supplements for protection against cardiovascular disease, death
A large review found some evidence of benefit from reduced salt intake and polyunsaturated fatty acid consumption, but most of the studied vitamins, supplements, and dietary strategies did not have evidence support.
9 Jul 2019
ACP's staff in Washington, D.C., have years of experience in helping shape national health policy, but for them the dining is all local.
1 Apr 2008
Long-term weight loss of at least 20% helps improve outcomes in overweight, obese patients with knee osteoarthritis
Overweight and obese adults with pain and radiographically confirmed knee osteoarthritis who had participated in the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis study were characterized according to their weight loss over 18 months: less than 5%, at least 5%, at least 10%, and at least 20%.
26 Jun 2018
Researchers conducted five separate reviews looking for associations between meat consumption and outcomes, including mortality and cancer incidence, and produced a guideline based on their findings.
1 Oct 2019