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Latest Internal Medicine News

Lyme Disease: What Should Doctors Tell Their Patients?

By Nancy Wurtzel Health experts are warning there will be increased odds of contracting Lyme disease this spring and summer, due to an explosion of infected ticks and an earlier, […]

Why is Alcoholism is Considered a Disease While Drug Addiction is Often Viewed as a Crime?

By Nancy Wurtzel Alcoholism was once considered a personal or moral failing.  However, after the American Medical Association (AMA) declared alcoholism a disease in 1956, viewpoints began to shift.  Today, […]

Primary Care Doctors: Raising Weight Concerns with Patients

By Nancy Wurtzel The U.S. is in the middle of a health crisis with roughly two-thirds of adults considered overweight or obese.  While these numbers are increasing, the actual percentage […]

Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups

Cancer death rates are decreasing faster in blacks than whites in the United States, according to a report published online Feb. 14 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients

Higher consumption of nuts, especially tree nuts, is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in Circulation Research.

Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy

A deep learning-enhanced device can accurately detect diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Diabetes Care.

Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

There is an increased stroke risk in late life among patients with late-onset migraine with aura, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in Headache.