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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 […]

Risk-Based Screening Improves Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Cardiovascular risk screening intervals based on risk category-specific progression rates would perform better and improve cost-effectiveness compared with established five-year screening intervals, according to a study published in the April issue of The Lancet Public Health.

Financial Incentives Do Not Boost Use of At-Home CRC Screening Tests

Financial incentives do not increase response rates among patients mailed at-home colorectal cancer screening tests, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Network Open.

Normalizing BP in Elderly With Hypertension May Up Mortality

Normalized blood pressure is associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality for older adults during hypertension treatment, with increased risk seen in octogenarians and those with previous cardiovascular events, according to a study recently published in the European Heart Journal.

Inflammatory Arthritis Linked to Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction appears to be highly prevalent in both men and women with inflammatory arthritis, according to a review published online April 3 in Arthritis Care & Research.