Stimulating the sphenopalatine ganglion—a collection of nerve cells closely associated with the trigeminal nerve most responsible for headaches—could be a safe intervention for patients with acute ischemic stroke who aren’t eligible for thrombolytic therapy, according to an article published in The Lancet last month.
The parents of a 7-month-old girl brought their daughter to the ED after noticing that her skin was peeling all over her body. She also had diarrhea. What's your diagnosis?
Obesity was classified as a disease by the American Medical Association in 2013, but in the United Kingdom, experts are still grappling with whether they should follow suit. In this slideshow, we highlight positions on the issue.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies assessing the association between plant-based dietary patterns and the risk of type 2 diabetes among adults, provides the strongest evidence to date that eating a plant-based diet does indeed lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
One of the great things about medicine is that you interact with all kinds of people every day. Male, female, young, old, people of different ethnic backgrounds and economic status. These interactions can be moving, challenging or funny, but some can be frustrating. Here are examples of some of my patient encounters which serve as reminders of how essential patient education is in clinical practice.
Women who have primary Sjögren’s Syndrome also have decreased lifetime exposure to estrogen, a new study has determined.
Patients who are at high-risk of developing type 1 diabetes may be able to delay the progression of the condition with teplizumab treatment, a new study shows.
The omega-3 fatty acid icosapent ethyl lowered the risk of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, coronary revascularization or unstable angina by as much as 25 percent in a group of patients enrolled in a five-year clinical trial, according to researchers reporting in the Jan. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
A 44-year-old woman with a history of primary hyperparathyroidism asked her doctor about a number of smooth papules on her face. They appeared slowly over the last several months across her cheeks and nose.
Late-in-life weight gain or weight loss appears to be associated with an increased risk of dementia, shows a Korean study of 67,219 men and women between 60-79 years old.