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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.
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.
5 Problems Radiology Mergers Encounter
WASHINGTON, DC—Problems encountered by radiology mergers and acquisitions were discussed at ACR 2015.
Strategies to Market Your Practice for Success
Stage your practice for success by taking the steps to identify and market it to your ideal patient.
FDA Warns of Ketoacidosis with SGLT2 Inhibitors
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a formal communication warning about the risk of acidosis with the use of SGLT2 inhibitors.
US Caffeine Consumption: Survey Says...
Americans like their caffeine and, according to a new survey, we mostly like it hot. This short slide show give you a closer look at your cup o' Joe.
Lower Lipids in Inflammatory Arthritis May Lower CV Risk
Intensive treatment with statins may help reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with inflammatory arthritis, suggests a new study.
Young, Depressed, and Diabetic?
Depression worsens the outcomes of chronic comorbidities, such as diabetes. New research shows the time is now to address these concerns.
Independent Integrated Networks: What You Need to Know
Independent integrated networks are being driven by independent physician organizations, coalitions, and alliances between physicians themselves.
Stage 2 Meaningful Use Shouldn’t Be a Nightmare for CIOs
Strategic moves can help make Stage 2 Meaningful Use an easier transition.
Treating LGBT Patients at Your Medical Practice
Whether physicians personally agree or support LGBT rights should be a non-issue when it comes to providing the best possible care for all patients.
SGLT2 Inhibitors and Diabetes: Double Trouble for Genital Mycotic Infections
Patients with diabetes may already be at increased risk for genital mycotic infections. We look at the likelihood of infection with SGLT2 inhibitors.
Low Hanging Fruit: 4 Easy-to-Avoid Coding Mistakes
Medical coding is a challenge, but a dose of caution will help you to avoid many of the most common coding errors. Here are four areas to watch.
Q&A: A New Diagnosis for Radiologists
Ultrasound elastography can save patients from invasive procedures and bring radiologists to forefront of diagnosing diffuse liver disease.
PPI Use Upped Risk for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Proposed mechanisms for the association include PPI-induced acute pH dysregulation and alteration of the gut microbiome.
Viagra and Melanoma: Search for Link Inconclusive
A new study shows a statistical association between PDE5 inhibitor use and melanoma and potential biological explanation, tempered by several caveats. Key questions remain unanswered.
Pneumonia Significantly Increased Costs of ICU Stays
The price tag for an ICU stay was more than 5 times higher for pneumonia patients. Can we find an ounce of prevention?
Secondary AF: Risk of Recurrence Found in Framingham
Is new-onset AF linked to an acute precipitant less likely to recur than spontaneous AF? Is it any less dangerous? A new study finds answers in Framingham data.
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