The Rise and Fall of FluMist--Can This Spray Vaccine Be Redeemed?
Paul Offit explains why ACIP withdrew its recommendation to use FluMist preferentially to immunize children against influenza.
HPV Vaccines Work, So Why Aren't Doctors Recommending Them?
Many women die each year from preventable cervical cancer, yet doctors aren't urging their younger patients to get vaccinated--possibly to avoid awkward discussions about STDs, an ethicist says.
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.
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.
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.
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