Pregnancy: Better Never Than Late?

More and more frequently women aged 35 plus are getting pregnant. Experiencing baby bliss in later life is nonetheless a risk factor. Nothing much is altered here by molecular biology, nor by recommendations based on cohort studies. more...

Replacing Doctors With Advanced Nurses…How Far Will It Go?

Primary Care Physicians in America are fast being replaced by nurses with advanced training. This article raises the questions of how far the trend will go...and how this will influence the future of physicians in primary practice. more...

Blog entry by Michael Breen

The Unexpected Impact This Patient Had On His Pediatrician

As a pediatrician, I work to keep children healthy so they can grow up and achieve their dreams. I especially have a soft spot for angry, defiant children. These children are given my undivided attention and respect, and I expect the same in return. more...

Blog entry by Niran Al-Agba

Hasta La Vista, LDL

A single injection of a short ribonucleic acid removes LDL cholesterol from the blood, according to a study. What is remarkable moreover is that all patients with elevated LDL cholesterol levels responded to the treatment. The success rate was higher than with more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Diabetics In The Sleeper Position

Diabetics often have to fight not only with their blood sugar levels, but with problems in the bedroom as well. Sexual disorders are the most concomitant phenomenon which males and females with diabetes mellitus endure. And the group of sufferers is growing. more...

Article by Nicole Simon

Overdiagnosing Trump

There's something delightfully empowering, and annoyingly juvenile, about diagnosing the famous with medical conditions. It is also strangely pedagogic. more...

Blog entry by Saurabh Jha

Diet Vows Or Diet Crimes?

Sweetener instead of sugar: those struggling with being overweight happily try to switchover to sugar-free products. Yet the body of data on aspartame is contradictory. Should one support patients in their attempts, or slow them down? more...

Article by Aline Kostka

Is Direct Primary Care Doomed To Fail?

Physicians should be standing at the bedside, not in front of computer workstations. Direct Primary Care is a model for which we should all be rooting; it is transforming the physician-patient relationship and restoring the practice of medicine to its noble roots, more...

Blog entry by Niran Al-Agba

Doctors Have A Great PR Story To Tell…But Who’ll Tell It?

A recent article entitled "Doctors: You have a PR problem" describes how the media typically portrays physicians as arrogant and money hungry. In addition physician advice is now routinely discarded in favor of that from bloggers, nurses, midwives, and holistic more...

Blog entry by Michael Breen

Magnesium Oil: Transdermal Bull

Manufacturers have come up with the idea of offering "miraculous" magnesium preparations for application on the skin. But can magnesium ultimately enter the bloodstream through transdermal application? If one looks for evidence, one is quickly overcome by more...

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