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By Jeannette Wick
Anniversaries often prompt reflection, and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is no exception.
The combination of acetazolamide and a low-sodium weight-reduction diet modestly improves visual field function in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and mild visual loss, compared to diet alone, according to a study published in the April 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
It is important to recognize and treat anxiety or depression among cancer patients, according to a clinical guideline published online April 14 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
The rate of feeding tube insertions in hospitalized patients with severe dementia varies by type of attending physician, according to a study published in the April issue of Health Affairs.
Glucose levels may be tied to aggressive impulses and behaviors in married couples, according to a study published online April 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the neck may be linked to problems in learning, memory, thinking, and decision making, according to a study to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, held from April 26 to May 3 in Philadelphia.
Price transparency frameworks, which provide price information presented in the context of other relevant information, should be developed to meet patients' needs, according to recommendations presented in a report from the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Adolescents from families of lower socioeconomic class sleep 6 to 7 hours a night during the school week, with less sleep and more fragmented sleep reported by blacks and males, according to a study published online April 21 in Pediatrics.
By Rachel Lutz
A hormone known as IGF-1 may serve as the link between depression and memory loss in older adults.
By Shirah Vollmer, MD
Panic attacks are common, but by themselves, they are not a disorder. When the attacks become the focal point of one’s mental life, then the diagnosis of panic disorder is appropriate.
Physician's Money Digest
Along the road to financial security, individuals will make poor decisions—the catch is to learn from those failures and create bigger successes down the line.
Although unsecured loans with higher interest rates are not typically advisable, they can present potentially valuable opportunities for some physicians.