JASON DAVID EUBANKS
Cervical radiculopathy is a disease process marked by nerve compression that typically leads to neck and armpain, as well as sensory and motor abnormalities. Most patients improve over time with a multimodal, nonoperative treatment approach. Possible therapies include...
JOHN J. MESSMER
LASIK is the most popular method of corneal refractive surgery in the United States. Almost all patients achieve uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/40. LASIK appears to be safe and effective over the long term, with only a small tendency for increased myopia in the...
BASSEM ELSAWY, KIM E. HIGGINS
Lack of physical activity contributes to many chronic diseases in older adults. All older adults who are physically able to exercise should participate in aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities throughout the week. The addition of balance exercises may be helpful for...
CMS Extends Grace Period for Medicare's PECOS Physician Enrollment Policy | USPSTF Chair Defends Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations | House Approves Legislation to Help Small Practices Purchase Health IT Systems | Medicare Adds HIV Infection Screening Tests to List of...
DAVID M. BUCHNER
Shortly after World War II, health researchers began to investigate the high rates of coronary heart disease in the United Kingdom. Jerry Morris, a scientist in London, noted a striking difference in rates of myocardial infarction between drivers and conductors of double...
When taken over a five-year period, statins significantly reduce all-cause mortality (number needed to treat [NNT] = 56), cardiovascular mortality (NNT = 86), and nonfatal cardiovascular events (NNT = 25).
Acupuncture appears to be effective for prophylaxis of migraine headaches, and may be slightly better than pharmacotherapy. Sham acupuncture is just as effective as real acupuncture.
KENNETH T. MOON
KENNETH T. MOON
KHIEM T. TRAN, ANDREW S. QUALM, MARCIA A. SHANNON
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Urological Association (AUA) developed a practice guideline on the benefits and harms of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors for prevention of prostate cancer.
JOHN P. METZ
LASIK is a type of surgery in which a laser is used to reshape the eye. This helps some people with vision problems see better. LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (KER-uh-toe-mi-LOO-sus).
Any amount of exercise will make you healthier. All people who are able to exercise, regardless of age, should be active throughout the week.
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