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By Rohit Bhalla, DO
Infectious disease specialist discusses the intricacies of the deadly virus
By Adam Hochron
The first two Americans to be treated for the Ebola virus on US soil became the first American patients to be discharged from the hospital where they had been kept in isolation for treatment from the virus.
By Adam Hochron
One of the most common treatment courses for chronic pain is comprised of prescription opioid medications. However, concerns about drug addiction and abuse oftentimes outweigh the drugs’ pain-relieving benefits.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Although many physicians currently snap, store, and share clinical photographs on their smartphones, they often neglect to ask patients for permission to do so.
By Jeannette Wick
Since many patients have insulin resistance, prescribing insulin therapy for diabetes often requires trial and error.
By Gale Scott
The nation’s youth, and its smoke-free air need federal protection from vapors from e-cigarettes, according to a set of recommendations released Aug. 25 by the American and Heart Association.
Recommendations have been provided for the use of fluoride in caries prevention in the primary care setting and published online Aug. 25 as a clinical report in Pediatrics.
Although confusional arousals are common in the general population, they may be associated with other factors, such as medication consumption, sleep disorders, and mental disorders, according to research published in the Aug. 26 issue of Neurology.
By Adam Hochron
Efforts to combat the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa have gone global as Japan recently announced efforts to provide medical assistance to the cause.
Low birth weight is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes in black women, independent of body mass index, according to research published in the September issue of Diabetes Care.
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Physician's Money Digest
Roughly half of all family medicine and internal medicine positions remained unfilled last year, leaving large gaps in primary care access for many communities.
Currently, fitness data gathered and stored by wearable fitness trackers, can potentially be sold to third parties, like employers, insurance providers, and other companies, without the users’ knowledge or consent.
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Clinicians who treat patients suffering with osteoarthritis pain have a new low-dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) option at their disposal. Zorvolex (diclofenac) was developed to meet prevailing FDA recommendations regarding NSAID dosing and treatment duration.
One-pill regiment includes abacavir, dolutegravir and lamivudine.
Eliquis is also now indicated for reducing the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy.
Between developing its own pipeline of therapies for patients with hepatitis C and acquiring another company known for its work in this field, it looks like Merck is taking steps to be a larger player in HCV market.
A new drug was given tentative approval by the US Food and Drug Administration to help patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.