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News Archives for December 2008
 

December 31, 2008
     
  In The Clinic - Dr. Kenneth Mukamal, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School - Dr. Kenneth Mukamal
December 30, 2008
     
  If I Had - Concerns About Alcohol Consumption - Dr. Kenneth Mukamal, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School - Dr. Kenneth Mukamal
December 29, 2008
     
  In The Spotlight - Dr. Kenneth Mukamal, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School - Dr. Kenneth Mukamal
December 26, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Sandra Swain, MD, Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University - Dr. Sandra Swain
December 25, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Scott Greenstein, MD, FACS, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School - Dr. Scott Greenstein
December 24, 2008
     
  If I Had - Droopy Eyelids - Dr. Jean-Francois Tremblay, MD, University of Montreal Hospital Center - Dr. Jean-Francois Tremblay
December 23, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. John Frangioni, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Medical School - Dr. John Frangioni
  If I Had - Child Having an Asthma Attack - Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University - Dr. Stephen Teach
  Sleep Duration Linked to Coronary Artery Calcification, Inverse Relationship Between Birth Weight and Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Excess Weight and Inactivity Triple Heart Failure Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
December 22, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University - Dr. Stephen Teach
  If I Had - Uncontrolled Epilepsy - Dr. David Clarke MDCM, PhD, FRCSC, DABNS, FACS, Dalhousie University - Dr. David Clarke
  HPV Vaccine Effective in Boys, Scientists Recreate Deadly Nerve Disease for Study, Repeat Corticosteroid Doses Offer No Benefit to Premature Infants - Dr. Susan Sharma
December 19, 2008
     
  Desmoteplase Does Not Benefit Ischemic Stroke Patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Desmoteplase After Ischemic Stroke Fails to Show Benefit - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Breast Cancer Recovery Slowed By Poor Relationships, Children Under 6 Should Not Be Given Cough & Cold Meds, Likelihood of Obesity Set By Age 5 - Dr. Susan Sharma
December 18, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Carol Conrad, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine - Dr. Carol Conrad
  Wealthy Men More Likely To Be Overweight, Consumer Medication Information Handouts Inadequate, Overpriced Alcohol Encourages Unmonitored Heavy Drinking - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Wealthy Men More Likely To Be Overweight, Consumer Medication Information Handouts Inadequate, Overpriced Alcohol Encourages Unmonitored Heavy Drinking - Allison Chow
December 17, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. Lisa Flowers, MD, Emory University - Dr. Lisa Flowers
  Blood-Clot Dissolving Drug Does Not Benefit Those Undergoing CPR for Cardiac Arrest (Interview with Dr. Bernd Böttiger, MD, University of Cologne) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Administering Tenecteplase During CPR Does Not Improve Outcomes Among Cardiac Arrest Patients (Interview with Dr. Bernd Böttiger, MD, University of Cologne) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Smoking Increases Colon Cancer Risk, Sorafenib Increases Survival Among Liver Cancer Patients, Slight Prematurity Increases Health Risks Among Infants - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Smoking Increases Colon Cancer Risk, Sorafenib Increases Survival Among Liver Cancer Patients, Slight Prematurity Increases Health Risks Among Infants - Allison Chow
December 16, 2008
     
  If I Had - Systolic Hypertension And Was Over 55 - Randall Zusman, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital - Dr. Randall Zusman
  Low Glycemic Index Foods Help Control Blood Sugar and Cardiovascular Risk (Interview with Dr. David Jenkins, MD, PhD, DSc, University of Toronto) - Allison Chow
  Low Glycemic Index Diet May Be Useful Strategy for Controlling Blood Glucose and Cardiovascular Risk Profile (Interview with Dr. David Jenkins, MD, PhD, DSc, University of Toronto) - Allison Chow
  Stress-Induced Behavior Increases Cardiovascular Risk, Sleep Apnea Increases Resting Energy Expenditure, Colonoscopy Not Effective For Detecting Right-Side Tumors - Allison Chow
December 15, 2008
     
  If I Had - A Baby With Chronic Tearing - Dr. Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Dr. Janey Wiggs
  Psoriasis and High Leptin Levels Associated with Increased Risk for Metabolic Syndrome - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Psoriasis and Hyperleptinemia Linked to Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Breast Cancer Rates Falling With Reduced Hormone Therapy Use, Immune System Works Better at Night, Women Living With Multiple Generations Have Increased Heart Risks - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Breast Cancer Rates Falling With Reduced Hormone Therapy Use, Immune System Works Better at Night, Women Living With Multiple Generations Have Increased Heart Risks - Allison Chow
December 12, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Sandra Swain, MD, Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University - Dr. Sandra Swain
  Gene Variant Affects Preference For High Calorie Foods (Interview with Dr. Colin Palmer, PhD, University of Dundee) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  FTO Gene Variant Associated With Preference for Energy-Dense Foods (Interview with Dr. Colin Palmer, PhD, University of Dundee) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Video Games Improve Cognition in Elderly Adults, Serevent and Foradil May Carry High Asthma-Related Risks, FDA Disapproves Palm Pistol As Medical Device - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Video Games Improve Cognition in Elderly Adults, Serevent and Foradil May Carry High Asthma-Related Risks, FDA Disapproves Palm Pistol As Medical Device - Allison Chow
December 11, 2008
     
  In The Spotlight - Dr. Rebecca Gary, PhD, RN, Emory University - Dr. Rebecca Gary
  Financial Incentive Can Help Induce Weight Loss In the Short Term (Interview with Dr. George Loewenstein, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Economic Incentives Effective For Producing Weight Loss, At Least In the Short Term (Interview with Dr. George Loewenstein, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Panic Attacks Increase Risk of Coronary Events, One-Third of Americans Using Alternative Medicines, MRI Detects Evidence of MS in Asymptomatic Patients - Allison Chow
December 10, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Bill Gaillard, MD, Children's National Medical Center & Georgetown University - Dr. Bill Gaillard
  In the Clinic - Dr. Sekar Kathiresan, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital - Dr. Sekar Kathiresan
  In the Spotlight - Dr. John Frangioni, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Medical School - Dr. John Frangioni
  If I Had - Heart Failure - Dr. Rebecca Gary, PhD, RN, Emory University - Dr. Rebecca Gary
  Cancer Will Soon Be Leading Cause of Death Worldwide, Avandia May Increase Fracture Risk in Diabetic Women, Warm-Up Exercises Reduce Injury Risk in Young Athletes - Allison Chow
December 9, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. Daniel B. Jones, MD, FACS, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School - Dr. Daniel B. Jones
  If I Had - A Child Requiring Hospitalisation - Dr. Jill Joseph MD, PhD, MPH, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University - Dr. Jill Joseph
  If I Had - Low Back Pain - Allan Platt, PA-C, Emory School of Medicine - Allan Platt
  In The Spotlight - Dr. Jill Joseph MD, PhD, MPH, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University - Dr. Jill Joseph
  Vitamin C and E Supplements Do Not Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk, Dexamethasone Increases Post-Op Bleeding Risk in Children, Women More Likely to Die From Serious Heart Attack Than Men - Allison Chow
December 8, 2008
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Daniel B. Jones, MD, FACS, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School - Daniel B. Jones
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Jill Joseph, MD, PhD, MPH, Children's National Medical Center, Discusses Building Relationships - Dr. Jill Joseph
  If I Had - A Cancer that Required Curative Surgery - Dr. John Frangioni, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Medical School - Dr. John Frangioni
  Mediterranean Diet Plus Mixed Nuts Helps Combat Metabolic Syndrome - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Mediterranean Diet Enriched With Mixed Nuts Helps With Management of Metabolic Syndrome - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Half-Dose Flu Vaccine May Be Sufficient in Healthy Adults, Glaucoma Drug Approved As Cosmetic Product, Farsightedness Affects One Billion Worldwide - Dr. Susan Sharma
December 5, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Encourages Medical Students to Find Mentors - Dr. Janey Wiggs
  In the Spotlight - Allan Platt, PA-C, Emory School of Medicine, Discusses the Role of Physician Assistants - Allan Platt
  If I Had - A Hernia - Dr. Daniel B. Jones, MD, FACS, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School - Dr. Daniel B. Jones
  Happy Social Networks Impact Personal Happiness (Interview with Dr. Andrew Steptoe, PhD, University College London) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Social Networks Have Fundamental Impact on Individual Well-Being (Interview with Dr. Andrew Steptoe, PhD, University College London) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Folic Acid Increases Respiratory Illness Risk in Infants, Treating Sleep Apnea Improves Cognition in Alzheimer's Patients, Many Americans Not Achieving Minimum Level of Exercise - Dr. Susan Sharma
December 4, 2008
     
  Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Gardasil Rarely Causes Hypersensitivity Reactions (Interview with Dr. Sharon Choo, MD, Royal Children's Hospital) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  HPV Vaccine Gardasil Rarely Causes Allergic Reactions (Interview with Dr. Sharon Choo, MD, Royal Children's Hospital) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Liver Transplant Criteria Leaves Viable Patients Out, Those With Psychiatric Disorders Not Receiving Proper Treatment, High Sodium Levels Found in Many Processed Foods - Dr. Susan Sharma
December 3, 2008
     
  In The Clinic - Dr. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Discusses the Management of Diabetes - Dr. Venkat Narayan
  In the Clinic - Dr. Steven Schachter, MD, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Discusses How to Approach a Patient With Epilepsy - Dr. Steven Schachter
  In the Spotlight - Dr. David M. Nathan, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Discusses Research Into the Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes - Dr. David M. Nathan
  Standard Treatment Plus Calcium Channel Blocker Better For High Blood Pressure Than Diuretic (Interview with Dr. Kenneth Jamerson, MD, University of Michigan) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  ACE Inhibitor Plus Calcium Channel Blocker More Beneficial Than Diuretic Among Hypertensive Patients (Interview with Dr. Kenneth Jamerson, MD, University of Michigan) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Brand Name Drugs No Better Than Generics, Asthma Risk Higher in Children Born By C-Section, Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Death - Dr. Susan Sharma
December 2, 2008
     
  In the Clinic - Dr. David M. Nathan, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Discusses the Treatment of Diabetes - Dr. David Nathan
  If I Had - A Family History of Heart Disease - Dr. Sekar Kathiresan, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital - Dr. Sekar Kathiresan
  If I Had - Pre-diabetes - Dr. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University - Dr. Venkat Narayan
  Two Drinks Per Day Represents Safe Threshold Regarding Risk of Atrial Fibrillation (Interview with Dr. David Conen, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital & University Hospital Basel) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  More Than Two Drinks Per Day Leads to Greater Risk for Atrial Fibrillation (Interview with Dr. David Conen, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital & University Hospital Basel) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Too Much Media Exposure Leads to Health Issues Among Children, Drug-Eluting Stents Better Than Bare Metal, Smoking During Pregnancy Leads to Developmental Risks - Dr. Susan Sharma
December 1, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Sekar Kathiresan, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Discusses Research as a Physician Scientist - Dr. Sekar Kathiresan
  In The Spotlight - Dr. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Discusses the Treatment and Prevention of Diabetes - Dr. Venkat Narayan
  In the Spotlight - Michael Jaff, DO, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Discusses Minimally Invasive Treatment of Blood Vessel Disorders - Dr. Michael Jaff
  Reminyl May Benefit Those Suffering From Severe Alzheimer's Disease (Interview with Dr. Martin Farlow, MD, Indiana University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Galantamine Effective For Patients With Severe Alzheimer's Disease (Interview with Dr. Martin Farlow, MD, Indiana University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Experimental Compound to Prevent Heart Failure, Alcohol-Use Disorders Among College Students, Resveratrol Helps Restore Aging Chromosomes - Dr. Susan Sharma