HCPLive Network
  • AHA 2014
  • Family Practice Recertification
  • Internal Medicine World Report
  • Multiple Sclerosis Peer Exchange Video Series
  • Cardiology Review
  • Physician’s Money Digest
  • Surgical Rounds
Latest Specialty Headlines
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
The current issue of The Lancet takes a deep dive into the World War I treatment of phantom limb pain and amputated limb patients.
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Adam Hochron
Men of all ages are experiencing the difficulties that come with cardiovascular health including erectile dysfunction. A recent study was conducted looking at the link between the two conditions and what can be done to improve their treatment.
Monday, November 24, 2014
There has been a recent increase in the rate of testosterone testing, with more testing seen in men with comorbidities associated with hypogonadism, according to research published online Nov. 10 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Patients with severe mental illness have increased mortality after myocardial infarction, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Gender inequality still exists in medicine, according to an article published by the American Medical Association.
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Adam Hochron
When cocaine users seek medical attention at a hospital regularly used scans may miss some hidden damage done to the patient's heart. A new study looked at other areas that could help maintain their longterm health.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing may be useful in the treatment of photoaging in Asian patients, according to research published online Nov. 16 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Early reports from the Safety and Appropriateness of Growth hormone treatments in Europe (SAGhE) project noted increased cardiac and cerebrovascular mortality in adults who were treated for stature problems as children. In addition, other studies have linked stroke risk to short stature in general, hypothesizing that shorter people have increased metabolic risks.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Endocrinologists generally see middle-aged people who have developed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) subsequent to overnutrition (or overeating) and weight gain. Most clinicians tend to forget that low caloric intake, or undernutrition, in the prenatal period or during a child’s formative years also seems to increase the risk of the T2DM later in life.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Approximately 2 million Americans live with limb loss, with approximately one-half of all amputations due to vascular disease, especially diabetes. When patients attach prostheses, the device causes stump compression and contact friction, exacerbated by humidity and moisture buildup. In patients who may already have vascular disease, diabetes, or malignancy, the consequences can be dire, leading to severe infection and the need for revision.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Andrew Smith
Why do some allergic reactions produce only relatively mild symptoms while others trigger anaphylaxis and eventual death?
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Obesity in children is a very complex problem. How children eat and what they believe about food and obesity is largely determined in their family units.
Email Signup
Breaking News
In the first test of an Ebola virus vaccine in the US, the University of Maryland announced it will soon start human trial.
Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) is a single-entity oral hydrocodone tablet that is administered to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.
A doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa and was brought to a Nebraska medical center over the weekend for treatment has died, officials said Monday.
Physician's Money Digest
President Obama last week unveiled plans to shield millions of people living in the country illegally from deportation, but his controversial initiative doesn’t address one looming – and complex – problem: Healthcare.
The issue of transparency in healthcare, particularly where pricing and payment information is concerned, has been widely debated for years. Is there a benefit to making this information readily available to the general public?
Product News
Obizur (Antihemophilic Factor [Recombinant], Porcine Sequence) has been approved to treat acquired hemophilia A (acquired Factor VIII deficiency), a rare, non-inherited form of hemophilia.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Genzyme’s application to include new information about its multiple sclerosis drug teriflunomide (Aubagio) on its label. The new labeling content is efficacy and safety data from two Phase III trials of the drug.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of an experimental drug to treat patients who have Ebola Virus Disease.
HCPLive Poll
Twitter Advice
Have you ever given medical or financial advice on Twitter?