Steroids Alone Are Not a Quick Fix for Sore ThroatsA single oral corticosteroid dose in the absence of antibiotics did not reduce the clinical burden of sore throats in primary care patients in a large randomized controlled trial, nor did it reduce antibiotic use.
Should Patients Get a Money-Back Guarantee?It's been suggested that health clinics offer rebates to patients who are unhappy with care and amenities, such as office wait times and unappetizing meals. That suggestion infuriates physicians.
Is Atopic Dermatitis Really Mom's Fault?A recent study suggests that maternal stress may be one factor in pediatric atopic dermatitis. Is this information helpful for providers? For mothers? Dr Gary Stadtmauer weighs in.
Eric J. Topol, MDDirector, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health; Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute; Senior Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape