Four new articles in Annals of Internal Medicine address the practice implications and controversy surrounding recent cholesterol treatment guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
28 Jan 2014
Involved in one-third of all deaths from prescription drug overdoses, methadone requires expert management to prescribe safely. Learn that latest guideline recommendations and when it's best used.
1 Sep 2014
The International AIDS Society-USA released clinical guidelines on preventing and treating HIV, noting that the 2 approaches should complement each other on reducing the spread of the disease.
29 Jul 2014
Blood pressure affects cardiovascular risk differently across different diseases and age ranges, according to a large, new study.
10 Jun 2014
Electronic health communication in health care must be secure. Text messaging is not, but it's how many patients want to talk with their doctors. Consider the ramifications of a message that gets misplaced, and then consider other ways of communicating.
1 Oct 2014
MKSAP Quiz: confusion, fever, and flank pain
26 Oct 2010
Genetic tests have made tremendous advances, and primary care physicians are going to be the ones who determine whether they're used, and how frequently. Here are a few pointers from Internal Medicine 2012 on what criteria to use.
1 Jun 2012
The normal aspects of aging will place extraordinary demands on the health care system as the baby boomers enter their retirement years. Sheer numbers, coupled with high expectations of this population, pose a problem for primary care.
1 Jul 2012
Herpes zoster was an independent risk factor for vascular disease, particularly in subjects affected before age 40, a study found.
14 Jan 2014
Clinical news inspired new offerings at this year's annual meeting, but so did current event, with sessions planned on President Barack Obama's first 100 days and the influence of Islam on modern medicine.
1 Mar 2009