An editorial concluded that deceptive marketing messages by genomic testing companies create unrealistic expectations about the health benefits of at-home genetic tests.
Blood pressure treatment goals should be less aggressive in people with diabetes than without diabetes, study authors said, because if systolic blood pressure is already less than 140 mm Hg, additional agents might be harmful.
Masked hypertension occurs commonly in patients with chronic kidney disease and is associated with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, proteinuria, and cardiovascular target organ damage.
A 30-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-day history of increasing pain in the right antecubital fossa and biceps. She reports daily injection drug use. Medical history is otherwise unremarkable, and she takes no prescription medications. The right biceps area is extremely tender and warm, with multiple track marks, woody induration, edema, and overlying ecchymotic bullous lesions. In addition to emergent surgical evaluation, which of the following is the most appropriate empiric treatment?
A study reinforces the usefulness of ACC/AHA CVD Pooled Cohort risk equations and the importance of efforts to implement the current guidelines to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in African Americans.
Physicians and other eligible professionals must satisfactorily report for 2015 to avoid a 2% penalty on their 2017 Medicare payments.