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.
Doctors and Nurses: Wash Your Hands!
If our behavior changes when light, or attention, is shone on it, this is called the 'Hawthorne effect' -- and it is alive and well in our approach to handwashing, says Dr Lundberg.
Iconoclastic Breast Surgeon Laura Esserman Challenges the Status Quo
From screening to treatment, breast cancer specialist Laura Esserman is on a quest to individualize patient care, and in doing so she is challenging a number of long-standing practices in cancer care.
Human Metapneumovirus: Common yet Underdiagnosed
Metapneumovirus made its debut in 2001, but remains underdiagnosed 15 years later. Why is it important?
The Brave New World of Biosimilars
The FDA answers Medscape's questions about biosimilars: how they are defined, evaluated, approved, and regulated.
Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines: More Harm Than Good?
Dr Kenny Lin discusses the cautious advice many family physicians are giving to their patients.
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