Feature Articles

Medical Crowdsourcing Saves Patient's Life

Several online social networks are catering to the unique needs of physicians via electronic communication to discuss patient cases, rare diseases, and more.

Glucomannan "Fills" Role for Weight Management

A dietary fiber from the tuberous root of the Amorphophallus konjac plant, glucomannan has multiple dietary functions and may help to treat comorbid conditions of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

Psychological, Physical Comorbidities in MS

Physical and mental comorbidities that affect treatment compliance and quality of life are common in patients with multiple sclerosis and are associated with adverse outcomes.

Expert Interview on HTN Guideline Controversy

"I respect the [JNC8] authors, who are outstanding in their field. But the recommendations generated controversy and confusion among clinicians. Our new scientific statement is designed to review the most recent evidence and bring clarity to treatment of hypertension in patients with CAD."

The Vitamin D Debate: Conundrums, Complexities

Vitamin D deficiency is regarded as extremely common in the American population, but is Vitamin D deficiency as ubiquitous as it appears?

Review: Fibromyalgia Treatments in Adult Subgroups

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently published "Treatment for Fibromyalgia in Adult Subgroups," developed by its Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs).

Should Oral Contraceptives Be Available OTC?

In a new study published in the journal Contraception, researchers aimed to discover what the impact would be on unintended pregnancies and associated pregnancy costs among low-income women if oral contraceptive pills were available without a prescription.

The Buzz on Bee-Venom Therapy

The risks of bee-venom therapy outweigh the potential benefits, and clinicians should discourage patients from this therapeutic method.

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