Update: The Latest Evidence on Reducing CV Risk and Mortality
Dr Michael Blaha discusses the importance of coronary artery calcium in the MESA risk score calculator and the role of preexisting physical fitness in reducing later cardiovascular mortality.
Ten Years of Safe Protection From Cancer: The HPV Vaccine
Ten years ago, the first vaccine to prevent cancer was licensed.
How to Really Disrupt American Healthcare
Paraphrasing a new book about healthcare in the United States, Dr Lundberg lists 12 key 'disruptors' that could fix our healthcare system.
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.
Patients Going to Rio Olympics? Here's the Advice You Should Give
Although it receives the most attention, Zika is by no means the only health and security concern for travelers to the summer Olympics in Brazil.
The Brave New World of Biosimilars
The FDA answers Medscape's questions about biosimilars: how they are defined, evaluated, approved, and regulated.
Teaching About Racism During Medical Education
Unfortunately, medicine is not color-blind. Dr Kenny Lin shares his thoughts about how we can approach this issue early on during medical education.
Acidosis: What Drug Is at Fault?
New-onset acidosis is found in a previously well patient with diabetes. What drug is at fault?
Advance Directives in Dementia: When to Discuss?
Advance directives can greatly improve care of patients with cognitive impairment. When is the right time to bring up this important topic and what resources are available?
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