Dr. Antoni Ribas
Pembrolizumab was superior to ipilimumab, the standard of care, as first-line therapy for advanced melanoma in the... More
Racial disparities in HPV vaccine recommendations persist
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Minority adolescent girls are less likely than non-Hispanic white girls to receive a physician... More
Dr. Jeremy D. Waldram
HOUSTON – About 63% of allergists and fellows in training perform aspirin desensitization for aspirin-exacerbated... More
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Counterfeit Botox has been found in the United States and could be in offices and clinics across the country, the Food... More
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A coalition of physician, consumer, and other advocacy groups is asking politicians to stop trying to regulate the... More
Ms. Jennifer Horowitz
CHICAGO – A majority of health providers use some form of mobile technology to engage patients, but only half have... More
Health data breaches compromised 29 million patient records in 2010-2013
Some 29 million private patient health records were compromised between 2010 and the end of 2013 – mostly as a result... More
Erica Galvez
CHICAGO – The federal government’s Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap lays out a grand vision for a single... More
WHO sets timelines for clinical trial reporting
The World Health Organization is calling for more timely reporting of clinical trial results. Building on a 2005... More
CMS formally proposes changes to EHR reporting period for 2015
Physicians and other health care professionals would need to attest to meeting criteria for the meaningful use of... More
Analysts predict swift passage of SGR repeal
Despite some lingering objections, observers in Washington expect the Senate will move quickly to pass legislation that... More
Teenage tattoos are most often regretted
SAN FRANCISCO – The younger people are when they get a tattoo, the more likely they are to regret it later, according... More

Clinical News

SHARON WORCESTER
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Serum antibodies induced by a natural human papillomavirus type 16 infection do not appear to protect against acquisition of a subsequent oral HPV 16 infection in men, according to results of the HPV Infection in Men (HIM) study... More »
 

Clinical News

PATRICE WENDLING
Pembrolizumab was superior to ipilimumab, the standard of care, as first-line therapy for advanced melanoma in the phase III KEYSTONE-006 trial. Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) hit all of its primary survival end points and nearly tripled response rates fr... More »
 

Policy & Practice Podcast

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
You can officially close the book on the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula. Despite some close calls on amendment votes, the Senate ultimately passed with an overwhelming majority a clean bill repealing the formula. And with President Obama si... More »
 

Practice Management

ALICIA GALLEGOS
CHICAGO – Between now and the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition, physicians should examine their past claims, reduce backlogs, and develop contingency plans to address unforeseen challenges, Betty Gomez said at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Informati... More »
 

Under My Skin

ALAN ROCKOFF, M.D.
“So tell me, Kathy,” I asked as I walked in. “Is the wedding still on?” “Yes!” she said. I was kidding, of course. I wanted to defuse the tension every bride feels as her big day approaches. With her nuptials 2 months off, Kathy was her... More »
 

Cosmeceutical Critique

LESLIE S. BAUMANN, M.D.
For centuries, the leaves of Plantago major have been used in most regions of the world in traditional medical treatment of wounds and various diseases, including cutaneous conditions (J. Ethnopharmacol. 2000;71:1-21). P. major, also known as broadle... More »
 
KARI OAKES
The incidence of melanoma among American children and teens decreased by approximately 12% from 2004 to 2010, with the decline most notable for adolescents. The findings were published online in the Journal of Pediatrics. In a review of data from th... More »
 
Interactions between TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis and its receptor Fn14 are significantly associated with the pathogenesis of cutaneous lupus, according to Dr. Jessica Doerner and her associates. Treating murine keratinocytes with TWEAK stimul... More »