Top 5 Geriatric Medicine Apps for Primary Care Providers
Our app reviewer picked out the top 5 apps in geriatric care. Scroll through our quick slideshow to get the highlights.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 24, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Source Type: news

Migraine in the US: By the Numbers
How much do you know about migraine/severe headache in the US? Take our 10-question quiz to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 24, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

Hep C Quizlet: 5 Short Questions
These 5 questions on HCV infection are a quick brush-up on disease basics and treatment. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 22, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Quiz Source Type: news

Dairy Fat: Fact or Myth
How much do you know about dairy fat? Find out with our 10-question quiz.   ©AfricaStudio/Shutterstock.com (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Primary Care News: Highlights from 7 Must-Read Studies
At-a-glance: Research on opioid addiction, exergaming for Alzheimer patients, medical cannabis for chronic pain, and more.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Source Type: news

Red Herring Urinalysis
A 38-year-old woman has had abdominal pain x4 days that worsens on hip flexion. Imaging, labs are inconclusive. But there was that urine culture ... (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Holy Hypoglycemia!
Hypoglycemic episodes are uncomfortable, disruptive, and dangerous; 3 ways to help T2DM patients avoid and also correct them. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Edward C. Chao, DO Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Metformin Reduces Mild Statin-Induced Myalgia
Risk of non-severe statin muscle pain reduced in T2DM patients taking both metformin and statins, according to this recent study.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 15, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Source Type: news

Spring Allergy Quiz: & quot;Rx This, Not That & quot;
Try this compact test on safety issues of and patieint selection for seasonal allergy medications. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackenthal, MD Tags: Quiz Seasonal Allergy Source Type: news

Spring Allergy Quiz: Rx This, Not That
Try this compact test on safety and selection of seasonal allergy medications. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackenthal, MD Tags: Quiz Seasonal Allergy Source Type: news

Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Pain: A 12-Question Quiz
How much do you know about the efficacy of different nonpharmacological treatment methods for pain? Take this 12-question quiz to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Pain Management Source Type: news

3 Key Questions in T2DM Care: CV Protection, Cost, and A1c Goals
Who gets the cardioprotective agents? Are newer agents affordable? And, how low should A1c go?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Source Type: news

Antidote for Factor Xa Inhibitors: Approved
And it's very good news for clinicians who routinely recite the pros/cons of direct oral anticoagulation to their patients with atrial fibrillation.    (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Nuts vs Atrial Fibrillation
Nuts have proven, once again, that they are one of the leading heart-healthy foods. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Another “Bad” Flu Season: Do You Know Why?
Was it the flu vaccine? The virus itself? An unforseen combination of both? You'll find out with these 5 questions. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Immunization Quiz Source Type: news

Elbasvir/grazoprevir Efficacy High in Black Adults with HCV Infection
The current study was one of the largest analyses to date of black participants receiving all-oral DAA treatment. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Small-town EDs May Have Large Impact on HCV Screening
HCV screening of baby boomers seen in a suburban emergency department found remarkably high seropositivity rates, say authors of a new study.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Migraine in Primary Care: Which Patients are at Risk?
Results from a recent analysis show different trends in the prevalence of migraine/severe headache burden in the US. Are any of your patients at risk?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Hutchinson, MD Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

Cholesterol Management 101: Do You Know the Numbers?
To manage cholesterol in your patients, it still helps to know your numbers, new guidelines notwithstanding. Here, 8 simple questions that take you back to basics. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Tags: Cholesterol Disorders Source Type: news

Cost of Care: 5 Tips on How to Talk to Patients
Talking to your patients about cost of care can be difficult, but these five strategies are sure to help.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Source Type: news

Migraine Meds: An 8-question Quiz
There are a variety of different drugs and devices to manage migraine headaches. Do you know all of them? Take our 8-question quiz to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Hutchinson, MD Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

Rx Shorts: Zoster Vaccination Pearls
Rx Shorts: With 2 shingles vaccines available, questions continue to multiply. Take away 4 small pearls to help answer patient questions and maybe yours. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Tags: Immunization Infectious Disease Vaccines Source Type: news

Zoster Vaccination Pearls
Rx Shorts: With 2 shingles vaccines available, questions continue to multiply. Take away 4 small pearls to help answer patient questions and yours. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Tags: Immunization Infectious Disease Vaccines Source Type: news

Gene Signatures Show Why Boys are Predisposed to Asthma
New study highlights why males are more prone to respiratory disorders than females, especially during early life.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Asthma Rx in Kids: A 5-Question Quiz
Test your literature scanning skills with our short, 5-question quiz on different asthma interventions in school-aged children.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Asthma Pediatric Asthma Source Type: news

Caffeine to the Extreme: A High-octane Quiz
You may love coffee, but our 9-question, high-octane quiz is sure to put your love to the test.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Patient Care Staff Source Type: news

Rx Shorts: & quot;Naloxone for All, & quot; says SG
Naloxone should be available to all at risk for opioid overdose and their cargivers, says the US Surgeon General. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Source Type: news

Rx Shorts: Long-acting Insulin Confusion
New long-acting insulin products are winning preferred formulary status, pushing old standards aside. Here, pointers on the new options.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Rx Shorts: ED Drugs Go Generic in 2018
Treatment for erectile dysfunction may finally be affordable, available, and convenient.     (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Rx Shorts: Levitra and Cialis to Go Off Patent in 2018
Treatment for erectile dysfunction may finally be affordable, available, and convenient.     (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Matthew Baker, PharmD Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Dementia and Agitation: A Case Challenge
How would you manage a patient with dementia and agitation?  Take our 4-question case challenge from the 2018 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting to find out.    (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 25, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Source Type: news

Top 5 Literature and News Apps for Primary Care Providers
Our app reviewer picked the top 5 apps that every primary care physician should have to stay up-to-date with current medical news. Check out our slideshow to find out more.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Source Type: news

HCV Screening, Transmission, and Treatment: A Test
This new quiz on hepatitis C tests what you know about mother-to-child transmission, testing at-risk populations, optimal regimens for your sickest patients, and more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Quiz Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Quiz: 5 Questions for Primary Care
Get updated on the newest fibromyalgia research from the 2018 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, the basis of this 5-question quiz. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

Mastering Rheumatoid Arthritis: 5 Key Challenges for Primary Care Practice
RA can be managed in primary care but comes with unique challenges. Here, strategies outlined at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: Dissecting the Disability
Low back pain is a common disability, but how much do we really know about it? Test your LBP knowledge with our 11-question quiz.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Source Type: news

Treatment-resistant Depression: 5 Steps to Follow for Primary Care
Five tips for PCPs on managing treatment-resistant depression were offered at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 today. Patient Care offers a summary. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Depression Source Type: news

New Cholesterol Test Eliminates Need for Fasting
Routine fasting for cholesterol tests could be eliminated by adopting a newer method for determining LDL cholesterol, according to a new study.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Cholesterol Disorders Source Type: news

Severe Cholesterol Levels Poorly Treated
Treatment rates for dangerously high cholesterol levels remain low, according to a new study.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Cholesterol Disorders Source Type: news

Sublingual Immunotherapy: A Guideline-based Quiz
Question 1. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Quiz Seasonal Allergy Source Type: news

Seasonal Allergy Quiz: Sublingual
Question 1. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Quiz Seasonal Allergy Source Type: news

Baby Boomer HCV Screening Rates Remain Low, Study Finds
Black and Hispanic boomers had lower odds of HCV screening between 2013-2015, as did female and older members of the 1945-1965 cohort. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Dairy Fat: Fact or Myth
Are dairy products really all that bad for cardiovascular health? One new study suggests otherwise. Scroll through our slideshow to find out more.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Source Type: news

Glecaprevir-pibrentasvir in HCV Genotypes 1 & amp; 3: SVR Rates High after 8 Weeks
The recently-approved HCV treatment produced SVR rates of 95% or greater and discontinuation rates for AEs was extremely low. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

My T2DM Patient is Not at Goal with Metformin . . . What ’s Next?
A 52-year-old woman with T2DM is on metformin, works with a dietitian, and excercises regularly, but her hemoglobin A1c has increased. What would you advise?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Edward C. Chao Tags: Diabetes T2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Stroke Prevention in AF: What are Your Options?
The path to reducing risk of stroke in AF patients is far from straight and narrow. A case and 3 questions test your clinical navigation skills. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Post-CABG AF: Not So Benign
Post-procedure AF, once thought to be an artifact of healing, turns out to be a sign of significant risk, a new study finds. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Opioids & amp; Medicare Part D: A Quiz on Questionable Prescribing
The OIG is worried about the over prescribing of opioids for elders. What do you know about the issues? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Religion and Vaccines: A 5-question Quiz
What position do the world's organized religions take on vaccines and vaccination? Find out who's " Yay " and who's " Nay. " (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Immunization Quiz Source Type: news

9 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q1 2018
The " new year " is now in full swing and new drugs are being approved each month; check out our slideshow to get up to date on 9 drugs approved in the first quarter for primary care.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Tags: Diabetes HIV AIDS Pain Skin Diseases Women ' s Health Source Type: news