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News Archives for October 2008
 

October 31, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Jonathan Davis, MD, Tufts Medical Center, Discusses The Importance of Communicating with Patients' Families - Dr. Jonathan Davis
  Rice Linked To Severe Allergic Reaction, Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES), in Children - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Rice Linked To Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) in Children - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Transfusions of Older Blood Increase Infection Risk, Combination Therapy Effective for Childhood Anxiety, Advocacy Group Demands Avandia Be Taken Off Market - Dr. Susan Sharma
October 30, 2008
     
  Side Effects of Endocrine Therapy May Be Associated With Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Warning Issued for Decorative Contact Lenses, Daylight Savings Affects Heart Attack Risk, FDA Criticized Over Bisphenol A Research - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Vasomotor and Joint Symptoms Among Women Treated With Endocrine Therapy May Be Associated With Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates - Dr. Susan Sharma
October 29, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Diana Bianchi, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Discusses Becoming a Physician Investigator - Dr. Diana Bianchi
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Diana Bianchi, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Discusses Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis - Dr. Diana Bianchi
  High Levels of C-Reactive Protein In the Blood Linked to Increased Risk of Blood Vessel Disease (Interview with Børge Nordestgaard, MD, D.MSc, University of Copenhagen) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Elevated Blood Levels of CRP Linked to Ischemic Vascular Disease (Interview with Børge Nordestgaard, MD, D.MSc, University of Copenhagen) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Eating Grapes May Have Heart Benefits, Toys in Doctors' Offices Carry Cold Viruses, Nicotine Addiction Severity On the Rise - Dr. Susan Sharma
October 28, 2008
     
  If I Had - A Brain Tumor - Dr. Julian Wu, MD, FACS, Tufts University School of Medicine - Dr. Julian Wu
  Statin Therapy May Improve Prognosis of Pneumonia (Interview with Reimar Thomsen, MD, PhD, Aarhus University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Statins Reduce Mortality Rates in Pneumonia Patients (Interview with Reimar Thomsen, MD, PhD, Aarhus University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Selenium and Vitamin E Do Not Prevent Prostate Cancer, New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gene Response to Common Cold Studied - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Selenium and Vitamin E Do Not Prevent Prostate Cancer, New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gene Response to Common Cold Studied - Allison Chow
October 27, 2008
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Julian Wu, MD, FACS, Tufts University School of Medicine, Discusses the Treatment of Brain Tumors - Dr. Julian Wu
  If I Had - Morbid Obesity - Dr. Michael Tarnoff, MD, FACS, Tufts University School of Medicine - Dr. Michael Tarnoff
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Fraser Saunders, MD, Queen's University, Discusses Current Methods of Testing for Concussion - Dr. Fraser Saunders
  Metformin May Offer Most Cardiovascular Benefits Among Oral Anti-Diabetic Drugs - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Metformin Hydrochloride Linked to Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Genetically Modified Tomato to Fight Cancer, Pneumonia May Lead to ACS, Physical Activity Improves Mental Function In the Elderly - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Genetically Modified Tomato to Fight Cancer, Pneumonia May Lead to ACS, Physical Activity Improves Mental Function In the Elderly - Allison Chow
October 24, 2008
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Stan Kutcher, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, Discusses Knowledge Translation - Dr. Stan Kutcher
  If I Had - A Teen With Extensive Mood Disorders - Dr. Stan Kutcher, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University - Dr. Stan Kutcher
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Martin ten Hove, MD, M.Eng., Queen's University, Discusses Symptoms, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Concussions - Dr. Martin ten Hove
  Placebo Treatment Commonly Used by Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Specialists - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Placebo Treatments Common and Considered Ethical Among General Internists and Rheumatologists - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Acomplia Increases Risk of Psychiatric Disorders, ADHD Linked to Nicotine Dependence, Flavonoid Increases Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment - Allison Chow
  Acomplia Increases Risk of Psychiatric Disorders, ADHD Linked to Nicotine Dependence, Flavonoid Increases Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment - Dr. Susan Sharma
October 23, 2008
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Daniel Deschler, MD, FACS, Harvard Medical School, Discusses Post-Surgery Voice Reconstruction - Dr. Daniel Deschler
  Eating Quickly and Until Full Increases Risk of Obesity (Interview with Professor Hiroyasu Iso, MD, Osaka University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Eating Behavior Linked to Obesity (Interview with Professor Hiroyasu Iso, MD, Osaka University) - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Pneumonia Vaccine Recommended for Smokers, Thyroid Disorders Linked to Glaucoma, Depression During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Preterm Delivery - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Pneumonia Vaccine Recommended for Smokers, Thyroid Disorders Linked to Glaucoma, Depression During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Preterm Delivery - Allison Chow
October 22, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Julian Wu, MD, FACS, Tufts University School of Medicine, Discusses the Need For Consulting Directly with Patients - Dr. Julian Wu
  If I Had - Melanoma - Dr. Joel Claveau, MD, FRCPC, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec, Hôtel-Dieu de Québec. - Dr. Joel Claveau
  New Biological Drug Treats MS Effectively But Has Increased Risk of Serious Side Effects - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Alemtuzumab More Effective Than Interferon Beta 1a for Treatment of MS, But Produces More Serious Adverse Events - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Food Allergy Rates Rising Among Children, TMS Approved for Major Depression, Eating Quickly Can Contribute to Obesity - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Food Allergy Rates Rising Among Children, TMS Approved for Major Depression, Eating Quickly Can Contribute to Obesity - Allison Chow
October 21, 2008
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Michael Tarnoff, MD, FACS, Tufts University School of Medicine, Discusses Type II Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery - Dr. Michael Tarnoff
  If I Had - A Solid Organ Transplant and Was Concerned About Skin Cancer - Dr. Thomas Stasko, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Thomas Stasko
  Many Biological Drugs Approved for Market Despite Safety Risks - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Many Biological Agents Issued Safety-Related Regulatory Warnings After Approval - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Western Diet Increases Heart Attack Risk, Strokes Milder Among Those Who Exercise, Many Parents Do Not Realize Children Are Overweight - Dr. Susan Sharma
October 20, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Michael Tarnoff, MD, FACS, Tufts University School of Medicine, Discusses Misconceptions Regarding Bariatric Surgery - Dr. Michael Tarnoff
  Laser Therapy Causes Molecular Level Changes to Improve Appearance of Sun Damaged Skin - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Photodynamic Therapy Produces Molecular Changes Which Aesthetically Benefit Photodamaged Skin - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Beta-Blockers Before Surgery Increase Risks, Patch Testing for Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Chest CT Scans Detect Cancer Progression - Dr. Susan Sharma
October 17, 2008
     
  Smoking Increases Risk for Aortic Aneurysm - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Smoking Increases Risk for Aortic Aneurysm Events in Postmenopausal Women - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Gene Variant in Brain May Predict Overeating, EPA Releases New Lead Standards, A Walk In the Park May Benefit Children With ADHD - Allison Chow
October 16, 2008
     
  Smoking Shortens Life Expectancy and Lowers Quality of Life - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Smoking Status Predicts Mortality and Quality of Life - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Bottled Water No More Pure Than Tap Water, U.S. Ranked 29th for Infant Mortality, Extensive Cellphone Use May Cause Rash - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Bottled Water No More Pure Than Tap Water, U.S. Ranked 29th for Infant Mortality, Extensive Cellphone Use May Cause Rash - Allison Chow
October 15, 2008
     
  Genetic Polymorphisms Linked to Early-Onset Asthma, Particularly Among Those Exposed to Tobacco Smoke - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Genetics Implicated in Early-Onset Asthma, Especially Among Those Exposed to Tobacco Smoke - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Hypertension Rates On the Rise, Vitamin K Does Not Benefit BMD, Caffeine Does Not Increase Overall Breast Cancer Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Hypertension Rates On the Rise, Vitamin K Does Not Benefit BMD, Caffeine Does Not Increase Overall Breast Cancer Risk - Allison Chow
October 14, 2008
     
  Many Patients Undergoing PCI Do Not Receive Appropriate Testing - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Patients With CAD Undergoing PCI Are Often Not Tested for Evidence of Ischemia - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Moderate Alcohol Intake Reduces Brain Volume, Vioxx Confirmed to Increase Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke, New Vitamin D Recommendations for Children - Dr. Susan Sharma
October 10, 2008
     
  Climate Change May Allow Spread of 'Deadly Dozen' Diseases, HHS Releases New Guidelines for Fitness, Obese People and Behavior at Buffet Restaurants - Dr. Susan Sharma
October 9, 2008
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Sandra Swain, MD, Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University, Discusses Her Breast Cancer Research - Dr. Sandra Swain
  Adding Ranolazine to Anti-Angina Treatment Regimen Improves Symptoms - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Ranolazine Improves Symptoms of Chronic, Stable Angina - Dr. Susan Sharma
  St. John's Wort for Major Depression, Infliximab for Mild to Moderate Crohn's Disease, Red Wine Lowers Lung Cancer Risk in Smokers - Dr. Susan Sharma
October 8, 2008
     
  Tiotropium Improves Symptoms, Exacerbations of COPD But Not Lung Capacity Decline - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Tiotropium Improves Symptoms of COPD, But Not Rate of Lung Capacity Decline - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Non-Invasive Test for Down Syndrome, OTC Cough & Cold Meds Not For Those Under Age 4, Painkillers May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Tobey MacDonald, MD, Children's National Medical Center, Discusses Keeping an Open Mind When Choosing a Specialty - Dr. Tobey MacDonald
October 7, 2008
     
  If I Had - A Child With Chronic Headaches - Dr. Elliot Krane, MD, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine - Dr. Elliot Krane
October 6, 2008
     
  If I Had - Scaly Plaques on Elbows and Knees - Dr. Richard Langley MD, FCPC, Dalhousie University - Dr. Richard Langley
October 3, 2008
     
  In the Spotlight - Dr. Larry Sperling, MD, Emory University, Discusses His Research Into Different Dosage Strategies for Statins - Dr. Larry Sperling
October 2, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Deborah Washington, RN, MSN, Massachusetts General Hospital, on Nursing and Patient Care - Deborah Washington
October 1, 2008
     
  If I Knew Then - Dr. Matthew Gardiner, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, on Considering a Specialty - Dr. Matthew Gardiner