A new study released in the Annals of Internal Medicine revealed that there is no significant difference in organic and conventional foods comparing nutrition and safety. The study included a review of 17 human studies and 223 studies of nutrient and contaminant levels in unprocessed foods.
In 2006 New York City issued its unprecedented restrictions on the use of trans fats in fast food restaurants. Now the first study reporting the results of this restriction is being published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a new guidance statement in the March 6 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine to encourage adults to get screened for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States. ACP recommends that physicians perform an individualized assessment of risk for colorectal cancer in all adults. Physicians should screen for colorectal cancer in average risk adults starting at...
According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, improving even one of five major lifestyle risk factors- weight, diet, exercise, smoking and drinking- can reduce risk of diabetes by 31% for men and 39% for women.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has found strong evidence that routine imaging for low back pain with X-ray or advanced imaging methods such as CT scan or MRI does not improve the health of patients.
According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, low-fat and low-carb diets produce identical weight loss when coupled with comprehensive behavior treatment, but a low-carbohydrate diet may help improve cardiovascular risk factors.
OpenNotes will give 25,000 patients the chance to read doctors’ notes on their medical records via a secure Internet portal. The pilot program is designed to determine if access to notes will result in improved communication.
A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that in spite of being considered non-inhaled forms of smoking, cigar and pipe smoking doubled the risk for developing COPD over those who did not smoke at all.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) today issued recommendations for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). ACP strongly recommends that physicians initiate therapy with an oral PDE-5 inhibitor in men who seek treatment for ED.