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Improving Diet Over Time May Reduce Risk of Death
A new study found an increase in diet-quality scores over 12 years was linked to an 8%-17% reduction in mortality. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alexandria Bachert, MPH Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

5 Top Apple Watch Apps for PCPs and their Patients
Get a top-line review of 5 apps for the Apple watch that can help you help your patients track their exercise, fluid intake, and their interactions with you. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Source Type: news

Asthma Diagnosis Associated with Type 1 Diabetes
Results from studies on the asthma-diabetes connection are inconsistent. A novel analysis may help clarify directionality. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Diabetes Source Type: news

Asthma History Linked to Left Ventricular Disease
The link between early asthma and left ventricular hypertrophy was independent of a range of major cardiovascular risk factors. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccines, Ear Infections, Chinchillas, and a BandAid
What does a chinchilla have to do with vaccines? Ear infections? A Bandaid? It's actually pretty interesting--have a look. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccination: Why Wait?
ACIP recommends the zoster vaccine be given at age 60 years. That could be too late for some. And, what about this 60-year-old? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Pursuit of the Pink Diaper: A Medical Mystery
(Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jonathan A. Schneider, DO Source Type: news

Prescription Opioid Use and Misuse: 10 Myths or Facts
Do you know myth from fact about recent patterns of US opioid prescribing? Find out with these 10 statements. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Source Type: news

More Doubt Cast on CPAP for Reducing CVD Risk in Sleep Apnea Patients
Some find new meta-analysis results disturbing; others say they underscore the need for more focused research. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Salynn Boyles Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Elbow Injury
What type of injury is seen on this x-ray of a young boy's elbow? Outward signs of trauma are negligible. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Source Type: news

Is Erectile Dysfunction a CVD Equivalent?
With more than a few shared risk factors, (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Men ' s Health Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 3-Question Quiz
Rhythm vs rate control and which medication(s) for which patients, when, and why? Test yourself. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

Smartphone Screening for Atrial Fibrillation
Medicine is finally catching up with the smartphone/smartwatch era – and it’s about time! (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

A Tale of Two Urines
A healthy young girl with a pink specimen and a male teen whose urine is green. What's in your differential Dxs? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 30, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jonathan A. Schneider, DO Tags: Case Studies Source Type: news

Oliguria in a 2-year-old Girl
What cause of hypouresis after several days of emesis/diarrhea has resolved? Look for clues in the lab results. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 29, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: What ' s Your Diagnosis Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Chewing, and Choking, on False (Nutritional) Equivalence
The " sat fat " fires are flaming once again. Yale nutrition researcher David Katz weighs in. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: David Katz, MD, MPH Source Type: news

Post-Test on Obesity in Primary Care
Take this brief quiz to see what you ’ve learned about the challenges and opportunities of obesity management. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

10 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2017
Slide Show: FDA drug approvals in the second quarter 2017 included these 10 for conditions seen in the primary care setting. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: Pain Gastrointestinal Disorders Headache HIV AIDS Source Type: news

HCV and Primary Care: A Special Report Recap
For PCPs now poised to play a bigger role in caring for patients with HCV, we highlight 10 forces that are reshaping the HCV landscape. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Hyperbilirubinemia and Diffuse Skin Lesions in a Woman with Diabetes, CVD
Can you identify the cause of the hyperpigmented umbilicated lesions seen bilaterally on the patient's extremities and on her back? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Eduardo Fernandez Hernandez Francis Christian, MD Jason Green, DO MD Veena Dronamraju Tags: Diabetes Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Obesity in Primary Care: Referrals and Surgery
Following are answers to the questions primary care physicians most often ask. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

Obesity in Primary Care: Treatment
As with any other chronic disease, obtaining a detailed medical history is very important. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 19, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

Treatment Strategies to Limit Hypoglycemia
Studies summarized in this slide show focus on fine-tuning insulin-containing regimens to enhance glucose control and avoid variability. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 16, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

ADA 2017: Hypoglycemia and the Role of Glycemic Variability
Glycemic variability fuels hypoglycemia but in one study from ADA 2017 is found to actually help predict hypoglycemic events. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Climate Change Health Hazards Quiz
Test your knowledge of the products of climate change and the health effects they may have. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Diabetes Skin Diseases Sleep Disorders Source Type: news

The Vaccine Mix and Match Game
An 8-year-old needs his second dose of Fluzone; all you have on hand is trivalent Fluviran. Is it OK to mix? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Vaccine Mixology: Are All Diluents Made Equal?
True or False: some vaccines that require mixing have vaccine in the diluent and the lyophilized powder. Answer and more questions in our short quiz. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

Poor Sleep May Hike Mortality in Metabolic Syndrome
In the context of metabolic syndrome, sleep is thought to be an added and modifiable risk factor. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alexandria Bachert Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

ADA 2017: Evaluating Cardiovascular Safety of Antidiabetic Agents
Cardiovascular risk/benefit profiles of pioglitazone and the SGLT2 inhibitor class are summarized, based on reports at ADA 2017. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

ADA 2017: CV Complications of Diabetes
A1C vs FPG to diagnose prediabetes; prediabetes and CHF; and how much weight loss is too much? Reports from ADA 2017. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

ADA 2017: Oral Agents Under Review
When to start screening for B12 deficiency in your diabetes patients taking metformin? We review a dose-response diet study plus 2 others on oral drugs. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD Tags: Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Obesity in Primary Care: The Comorbidities
Often efforts are made in treating the consequences more than the primary cause. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

Obesity in Primary Care: Making the Diagnosis
Here are answers to the questions primary care physicians most often ask about patient evaluation. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

ADA 2017: Insulins go Head-to-Head
Insulin degludec vs glargine--which costs less per anum and why? We summarize this study and 2 other direct insulin comparisons reported at ADA 2017. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD Tags: Conferences/ADA 2017 Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Climate Change Is a Health Hazard: 8 Examples
Increases in diabetes, insomnia, and skin cancer are just 3 of the hazardous trends identified in recent research. More findings in our slide show. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Julie Bowen Tags: Diabetes Skin Diseases Sleep Disorders Source Type: news

Food and Atrial Fibrillation: Good Eats and Bad
Does coffee increase AF risk? How about chocolate? Marijuana? Test yourself with our quiz so you can counsel your patients. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

Hemopericardium and Tamponade
The patient with hypertension and syncope had cardiac tamponade. Causes, symptoms, and treatment described here. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Hypertension Source Type: news

Sometimes It Is Just a Cigar, But the Nicotine?
Nicotine amounts aren't constant among cigar brands Even smokers of the same brand may be exposed to varying doses of nicotine and other smoke constituents. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Joyce Frieden Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Syncope and Sweat in a 65-Year-Old Man
A man with a history of hypertension had syncope and felt “sweaty.” Chest x-ray was normal. What’s your next test? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Hypertension Source Type: news

Talc Embolism: A Case of Extrapulmonary Complications
A rare finding provides a timely lesson for clinicians at all levels of healthcare who are touched in one way or another by the opioid crisis in the US. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Georgean deBlois, MD Rashida Khakoo, MD Rezhan Hussein, MD Source Type: news

Obesity in Primary Care: 12 Big Questions
The answers in this Patient Care Special Report offer easy steps PCPs can take for more efficient and effective treatment. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 5, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Barto Burguera, MD, PhD Rona Penso, MD Tags: Special Report Obesity Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: ABCs for Patients
Here, in plain language, a list of the most common questions you may hear about HCV and the answers, in brief. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

HCV Screening in Special Populations
Every patient encounter is an opportunity to screen for hepatitis C. Certain women of childbearing age must be included as an at-risk population. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Merin Varghese, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

5 Top Hypertension Apps for Primary Care
Have a quick look at 5 apps that track BP, estimate risk, chart DASH, just say " Ohm, " and more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

A Patient & #039;s Journey: Me and My & #039;Lame & #039; Cancer
A 69-year-old journalist in an active surveillance program asks his urologist what the change in the USPSTF position on PSA testing means for guys like him. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Howard Wolinsky Tags: Men ' s Health Source Type: news

Postmarket Drug Safety Quiz: 8 Questions About Risk
Test your knowledge of the safety events that have occurred involving FDA-approved drugs since the turn of the century. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Diabetes Pain Infection Source Type: news

Postmarket Drug Safety Quiz: 8 Questions About Risk
Test your knowledge of the safety events that have occurred since the turn of the century. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Source Type: news

Pain and Primary Care: A Special Report Recap
The most common chronic pain conditions primary care physicians are likely to encounter are highlighted here. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Acne Spot Quiz: 8 Breakout Questions
Take this quick quiz, based on Dr Jon Schneider ’s popular case reports, to test your knowledge of a common teenage plague. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Skin Diseases Source Type: news