Cardiology

#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust

Join us Thursday, November 30 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why doctors are losing

Gut Microbes Can Protect Against High Blood Pressure | News Brief

The MIT team, working with researchers in Germany, found that in both mice and humans, a high-salt diet shrinks the population of a certain type of beneficial

CME/CE: Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss | News Brief

Researchers have detailed the dangers of fructose, particularly high-fructose corn syrup, in the diet. They note the benefits of even small, short-term changes to fructose intake.

Under New Guidelines, Half of Americans Have Unhealthy, High Blood Pressure | News Brief

Nearly half of U.S. adults now have high blood pressure, thanks to a new definition of what constitutes high: 130/80 is the new 140/90. That means that

Immune Cells Mistake Heart Attacks for Viral Infections | News Brief

By using single cell RNA Seq, an emerging technique that combines microfluidic nanoliter droplet reactors with single cell barcoding and next generation sequencing, the researchers were able

2017 Diabetes Facts & Statistics | News Brief

Diabetes costs the U.S. economy over $245 billion per year, making it the country’s most expensive disease. But the damage obviously extends well beyond dollars and cents.

Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss | News Brief

Researchers have detailed the dangers of fructose, particularly high-fructose corny syrup, in the diet. They note the benefits of even small, short-term changes to fructose intake.

#PWChat Recap – Exercise as Medicine: PART II | News Brief

Physician’s Weekly, along with Greg Wells, PhD, co-hosted the second part of the #PWChat series on how to help patients make sense of all the exercise-related information found online and

#PWChat – Exercise as Medicine: PART II | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, November 1 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Greg Wells, PhD, on how to help patients make sense of all the

#PWChat Recap: Incorporating Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners into Practice | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with ShereeseM, MS/MBA,‏ hosted another #PWChat on Wednesday, Sept. 13 that focused on physician assistants and nurse practitioners and, more importantly, how to incorporate them

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References, Part II | Feature

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host Part II in our #PWChat series, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when

New Method Helps Rule Out Heart Valve Infection | News Brief

A risk assessment system developed by researchers at Lund University in Sweden shows which patients, with a certain type of streptococcal bacteria in the blood, need to

#PWChat Recap: How Mindset Affects Physical Health | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with Barbara Cox, PhD, co-hosted an informative discussion on how mindset affects physical health. The topics discussed included examples of how the mind affects

#PWChat Recap – Exercise as Medicine: Helping Patients Cut Through all the Noise | News Brief

Physician’s Weekly, along with Greg Wells, PhD, co-hosted the first part of a #PWChat on how to help patients make sense of all the exercise-related information found online

PWChat: How Mindset Affects Physical Health | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, October 11 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Barbara Cox, PhD, on how mindset affects physical health. Topics to be discussed

Introducing a New Blog on 3D Printing in Medicine | Feature

First, I would like to thank Physician’s Weekly for the opportunity to blog here. From time to time, I will provide 3D printing news, my opinion on that news, and coverage of the future of 3D printing in medicine. 

Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs | Feature

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use,

CME/CE – MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value, and results of care. While physicians determine which MACRA measures to complete in this 2017 transition year and how they will affect payment, the same careful attention should be paid to how quality measures will affect physician reputation.

New Drug Protects Heart from Cardiac Rupture After Myocardial Infarction | News Brief

There are currently many kinds of drugs for heart failure. Among them, the new drug LCZ696 is recommended by US guidelines as a first-line treatment for chronic

Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Show Promise as Heart Failure Treatment | News Brief

A heart failure treatment using umbilical cord-derived stem cells may lead to notable improvements in heart muscle function and quality of life, according to a new study

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