hATTR Amyloidosis CME

Overview of hATTR Amyloidosis: New CME

Join our experts for a one-hour CME presentation as they appraise clinical safety and efficacy data for new and emerging therapeutic agents for the treatment of hATTR amyloidosis.    hATTR amyloidosis is a genetic disorder that is characterized by the deposition of amyloid (abnormal proteins) in multiple organs. It often affects the nerves, liver, heart […]

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Tips to Prepare for Your Doctor’s Visit

Going to see your doctor can be a frightening experience: you may be worried you have a serious affliction, or maybe you’re just going to follow up for a chronic condition, or maybe there is a procedure you are facing that you know will be painful. Fear can make it easy to procrastinate and come […]

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Ovarian Cancer CME

Overview of Ovarian Cancer: New CME

Join us on December 20, 2018 at 1pm ET for live CME about ovarian cancer, worth 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.   According to the CDC, ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer, comprising 3% of all cancers in women. Approximately 11 out of every 100,000 women are diagnosed with new cases annually (over […]

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Overactive Bladder (OAB) CME

Overview of Overactive Bladder: New CME

Join our experts for a two-hour overactive bladder CME program. The panel will discuss utilizing current practice guidelines and the benefits and challenges regarding the current treatment landscape of overactive bladder. Overactive bladder (OAB) is a distressing bladder disorder marked by urinary urgency, frequency, nocturia, and urge incontinence. It often has a negative impact on […]

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Follicular Lymphoma CME Patient Education

Overview of Follicular Lymphoma: New CME

A new follicular lymphoma CME program worth 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, is now available on demand. Find it here.  In the Western hemisphere, follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most common non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). In the US in 2018, it is expected that approximately 74,680 new cases of NHL will be diagnosed and 20% […]

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Follicular Lymphoma Patient Education

Managing Your Cancer as a Chronic Disease

Current statistics estimate that this year, of the 1,735,350 new cases of cancer that will be diagnosed in the United States, over 1.1 million people will face the challenges of continuing to live a meaningful life with cancer. While everyone has heard about the rigors of and side effects than can accompany cancer treatments such […]

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) CME Patient Education

Exploring Our Current Knowledge of the Pathophysiology of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: New CME

  Find new Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis CME on ResInsightsLive, and a program designed for patients and their families on RareDiseaseLive. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare pulmonary disease caused by the formation of scar tissue in the lungs without any known triggering factor. Across the globe, five million people are affected with a prevalence […]

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Prostate Cancer CME

Ground-Breaking PRECISION Study Results: MRI Superior for Prostate Cancer

Currently, the guidelines around prostate cancer for physicians like me follow are murky, and best practices are subject to debate by different medical organizations. A widely-known recommendation called a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) screening, for example, has been fraught with failings and blamed for causing an unacceptable number of unnecessary prostate biopsies. On March 19, […]

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Long Acting Insulin Patient Education

Tips to Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Diabetes

While much research is being conducted into rising rates of diabetes mellitus around the globe, in the US an approximate 85 million people have prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition where a person’s blood sugar is elevated outside the normal range but do not meet the criteria for diabetes. It is very important to identify these […]

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The Struggles of Being Diabetic

Please join DiabetesCoachLive for a special program designed for diabetic people and their loved ones. Patients and experts from Joslin Diabetes Center will be walking through insulin options, debunking myths about side effects, and answering questions from the audience. Watch on demand now >>   When people think of diabetes, their mind immediately jumps to […]

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Women who Have Changed the Course of Medicine

Today, medical school enrollment is nearly equivalent between men and women across the country – but most women physicians still believe that disparities exist between male and female doctors due to personal experience and staggering gender differences in medical leadership. While 73 percent of health service and medical manager jobs are held by women, only […]

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Exploring the Increased Mortality Rate in Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder that is chronic and disabling and affects the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Typically, symptoms start between the ages of 16 and 30; rarely it is observed in children as well.  Symptoms of this disease are categorized into 3 types – positive, negative, and cognitive: Positive symptoms: These […]

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Patient Education

A Review of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Acute myelogenous/myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the malignant diseases of the bone marrow. In this disease, hematopoietic precursor cells become arrested in early stages of development. Typically, AML is distinguished from other blood disorders by the presence of greater than 20% blasts seen in the bone marrow.  AML has many names including acute myelocytic […]

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Allergies

Seasonal Allergies: Focus on Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is one of the major symptoms of seasonal allergies. When the nose is exposed to an allergen, an Ig-E mediated response ensues. Characteristic symptoms include watery rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction, nasal itching, and sneezing. In the US, approximately 60 million people suffer from AR or 10-30% of the adult population and 40% of […]

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Infectious Disease

Tick-Borne Diseases: Tick Paralysis

Across the globe, there are more than 40 species that cause tick paralysis. While only five of those species live in North America, the common deer tick is one of them and is found in any area where there are ticks. In the US, thousands of livestock and domestic animals have been killed by tick […]

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Eight Myths About Vaccines that Still Worry Parents

From government conspiracies to autism, vaccine outreach programs have been repeatedly called into suspicion. The long-circulating myth that vaccines cause autism, for example, resulted from research published in The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known general medical journals, and while the author of that research was later found to have fabricated his […]

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The Battle Is On: Humanity vs. Pathogens in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance

In the twentieth century, one of the greatest weapons in the war against infectious diseases was created: antibiotics. With this powerful scythe of medicine, bacteria were decimated and humanity slowly gained control over the battlefield. Bacteria lost its killing power and humans lived to older ages. In fact, bacteria’s virulent characteristics were suppressed and they […]

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Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA): Diagnosis in the Midst of Depression

Pseudobulbaa affect (PBA) typically presents as episodes of uncontrollable laughing or crying that is out of context to the current social situation. The patient’s emotional expression is incongruent to their emotional state. Usually, PBA is seen in the setting of other neurologic diseases such as ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzeihmer’s dementia, stroke, progressive MS, brain tumors, […]

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Heart

PCSK9 Inhibitors and Their Role in Lipid Management

The discovery of the relationship between lipids and cardiovascular disease was first made in the 1960s. Following this, an urgent need was filled by the founding of lipid lowering medications, with statins being the gold standard of therapy. However, the consequences of lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease remain prevalent despite this knowledge. Patients with familial […]

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Infectious Disease

Tick-Borne Disease: Update in Lyme Disease

Sitting around the table with my medical students discussing our recently diagnosed child with Lyme disease, our discussion focused on the need for early diagnosis.  While this particular patient was caught fairly early in her disease based on symptoms, the diagnosis remains elusive for many. Blood tests do not detect early stages of the disease […]

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Rare Diseases: Why We All Need to be Aware

While rare diseases are uncommon, there are a multitude of them. In the US, there are approximately 7,000 diseases that are considered to be rare. It is approximated that there are nearly 300,000,000 patients around the world who are diagnosed with a rare disease. In the US, a rare disease is defined as any disease […]

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Colorectal Cancer Around the Globe

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US, as well as around the world. Additionally, it remains one of the leading causes of cancer deaths as well. Our knowledge of this deadly disease increased exponentially in recent years and we now have screening tests and a plethora of treatment modalities. Yet, […]

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Diabetes Mellitus and motivational interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a form of counseling developed by William R. Miller, PhD and Professor Steven Rollinick in 1983. First devised to help in the treatment of alcoholics, motivational interviewing can serve as a framework for evoking any motivation to change and has been used for many conditions including substance abuse, smoking, obesity and diabetes. […]

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Medical Highlights of 2016: The Good and the Bad

2016 saw many changes happening in the medical arena; some good, some bad, and some just interesting.  Many familiar characters played a role on the medical stage, more observed quietly, and some new voices rang out expressing what needs to be fixed and where medicine should journey. A look back at medical highlights of 2016 […]

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Crohn’s Disease: It is not Just Another GI Disorder

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that was first described by Dr. Burrill B. Crohn in 1932. Ulcerative colitis is another inflammatory and while the symptoms between the two are similar, it is important to make a distinction between the two.  Crohn’s Disease most commonly affects the ileum and proximal colon but can affect […]

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The Evolving Genesis of Obesity

Over the past many years or decades, people believed that obesity was caused by a misbalance of calories: obese patients consume more calories that they expend. While this is true in many cases, it is not the complete picture. Recent research is discovering a whole host of causes that contribute to obesity and it is […]

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Concussion in Children: Returning to Play

In my practice, I see it frequently that a coach allowed a patient to return to play after suffering a concussion and still symptomatic. The popular movie, “Concussion” starring Will Smith, brought to light the grave damage recurrent concussions can cause on the brain to the general American population. Yet, for some, the future neurological […]

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The Genetics of Lung Cancer

Everyone is aware of the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. However, recent research is showing strong genetic contributors to the development of these cancers. Even among smokers, genetics appear to play some role. Not every smoker develops lung cancer and not everyone who develops lung cancer smokes. Here, we’ll review the genetics of […]

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GASTRIC CANCER: A GLOBAL VIEW

Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, remains an aggressive cancer around the globe. Over the past several decades, there has been a slight decrease in incidence, yet it remains the fourth most common cancer and the second deadliest across the world.  Some factors that are thought to be responsible for the declining incidence include […]

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Breast Cancer in Men: Where we are in 2016

While everyone is aware that breast cancer in woman exists, many do not know men can be similarly afflicted. Breast cancer in women has its own awareness month (October) and its own symbol of awareness, the pink ribbon. Breast cancer in men, on the other hand, do not even have treatments tailored to them but […]

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2016 Screening Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes

The ADA and AACE just jointly released 2016 screening guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes; they cast a significantly wider net. They now recommend screening everyone over the age of 45.  In addition, they are eliminating the term “diabetic” to describe a person living with diabetes.  Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, family practitioner, talks about the impact the new guidelines will […]

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