No Difference in Nutritional Value Between Organic And Conventional Foods

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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.

1st Study of Trans Fats Ban in Annals of Internal Medicine

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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 Issues New Guidance Statement for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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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...

Positive Lifestyle Changes Bring a Reduce Risk for Diabetes Positive Lifestyle Changes Bring a Reduce Risk for Diabetes

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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.

Low-Carb Diet Beats Low-Fat for HDL-Cholesterol Levels

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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.

Will Patient Access to Doctor’s Notes Lead to Improved Care?

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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.

HGH Significantly Increases Sprint Capacity

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A study released in Annals of Internal Medicine, finds that human growth hormone (HGH) improves sprint capacity in healthy recreational athletes. This is the first trial to demonstrate that HGH improves athletic performance.

Your Social Network May Affect Your Drinking Habits

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According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine the drinking habits of the people in your extended social group play a major role in determining your own rate of alcohol consumption.

Study Finds Cigar and Pipe Smoking Doubles Risk of COPD

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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.

New ACP Guidelines for Treatment of ED

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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.