Re-Engaging Internists in Menopause Management By Jeannette Wick In the field of women’s health, the publication of the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study was such a defining event that clinicians talk about menopausal hormone therapy “before WHI” and “after WHI.”
Male Infertility Is Not Just a Question of Reproduction By Jeannette Wick Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has increased steadily since the mid-1970s. However, the number of male reproductive evaluative procedures has fallen, which suggests that many couples bypass the exam and go directly to ART.
Closing the Postherpetic Neuralgia Treatment Gap in Primary Care By Katie Eder, Managing Editor Noting the management and treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) are currently subpar in the primary care setting, 2 researchers recently reviewed and outlined key clinical considerations for the chronic neuropathic pain syndrome.
Best-practice Models for Alzheimer’s Disease Require Primary Care Redesign By Katie Eder, Managing Editor Adopting new best-practice approaches to dementia care would decrease caregiver burden, rule out onerous treatments, and improve the quality of care for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease, but the current primary care structure is an obstacle to implementation.
Normalizing Blood Pressure May Prevent a Second Stroke By Jackie Syrop and Katie Eder, Managing Editor Although many clinicians presumed patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation near their stroke site should have their blood pressure left high to prevent a second stroke, a study published in Neurology found lowering blood pressure to normal levels reduces subsequent stroke risk more effectively.