New Metformin Rule 'Makes Me Incredibly Happy'
New prescribing guidelines for metformin will make clinicians' lives easier, and they are good for patients, too, says Dr Anne Peters.
Following in My Footsteps: A Dad Reflects on His MD Kids
For Father's Day, a physician reflects on what it's like to have raised two future physicians.
CV Triggers Are in the Very Air We Breathe
Drs Brook and Black discuss the health effects of air pollution, the majority of which are cardiovascular events.
Three Grand Books: Genetics, Life and Death, and Humankind
Eric Topol summarizes three important, recently published books that focus on topics relevant to physicians and medical students.
Is A1c Variability a Useful Measure in Diabetes?
Fluctuations in glycated hemoglobin levels have been suggested as an independent risk factor for diabetic complications, but new studies cast doubts on that concept.
Diabetes Patients Design Their Own 'Artificial Pancreas'
Tired of waiting for a long-promised 'artificial pancreas,' people with type 1 diabetes take matters into their own hands and create makeshift closed-loop systems to manage their glucose levels.
- Induced Labor Not Linked to ASDNo relationship was seen between labor induction and an increased risk for ASD when exposure-discordant sibling or cousin
pairs were compared to account for familial factors, authors said.
Eric J. Topol, MD
Director, 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