New evidence suggests that physical activity and drug interventions are similar in terms of mortality benefits in the secondary prevention of congestive heart failure (CHF), rehabilitation after stroke, treatment of heart failure, and prevention of diabetes.
Results of a randomized controlled trial demonstrate that a long-term, supervised, moderate-intensity exercise training program for chronic heart failure patients can produce improvements in hospital readmission and survival rates.
Though physicians understand the advantages of electronic health records (EHR), their experience with cumbersome health information technology (HIT) systems is increasingly contributing to their professional dissatisfaction.
This 6-year-old boy presents to the ER with a 2-day history of increasing pain and swelling in his right ankle. On the day of his arrival, he also developed the rash pictured here. The patient denies any other symptoms aside from his ankle and knee pain. His chest X-ray, vital signs, complete blood count (CBC), and basic chemistry panel were normal, though urinalysis showed a trace of blood.
Conversations about healthful eating between parents and students are associated with a lower prevalence of disordered eating behaviors in adolescents, while conversations about weight result in a higher prevalence of those behaviors.
A 2-month-old baby is healthy and growing well, but when you begin to discuss immunizations, the parents stop you and state that they've decided not to immunize the child. How should you respond?