Recent Features

Establishing Clear Criteria for Metabolic Syndrome | Feature

In an attempt to streamline the definition of metabolic syndrome, several professional organizations have released a joint statement that identifies specific criteria for the clinical diagnosis of the condition.

American Academy of Neurology 2010 Annual Meeting | Conference Coverage

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) held its 2010 annual meeting from April 10 to 17 in Toronto. The features below highlight some of the news emerging

Cryosurgery for Localized Prostate Cancer | Feature

An American Urological Association best practices statement provides evidence supporting the use of cryosurgery for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.

The Changing Face of HIV | Feature

Prevention and treatment strategies for HIV need to take into account the changing face of the epidemic, especially among newer groups of patients who are increasingly becoming infected with the virus.

Assessing Follow-Up Screenings in Childhood Cancer Survivors | Feature

Research has shown that women who are treated with chest radiation for a pediatric malignancy have a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer at a young

Getting a Grip on Asthma Control, Severity, & Exacerbations | Feature

The American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society recently released recommendations to help standardize the measurement of improved asthma outcomes after changes in therapy.

Key Practices to Treating OCD | Feature

A recent evidence-based review has demonstrated that obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is often unrecognized and undertreated. Recommendations have been released to assist physicians in recognizing various presentations of OCD and treatments for these variances.

Conference Highlights: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2010 | Conference Coverage

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, or AAOS, held its 2010 annual meeting from March 9 to 12 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of

American College of Cardiology 2010 Scientific Sessions | Conference Coverage

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) held its 2010 annual scientific sessions from March 14 to 16 in Atlanta. The features below highlight some of the news

American Society of Clinical Oncology GI Symposium | Conference Coverage

New research presented at the Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, from January 22-24, 2010 in Orlando addressed key issues

Updated Guidelines for Use of Antiretroviral Therapies in HIV | Feature

Revised guidelines have been issued for the use of antiretroviral therapy in people with HIV. Important changes have been made in the initiation of therapy and determining which regimens are most appropriate when starting treatment.

Conference Highlights: CROI 2010 | Conference Coverage

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, or CROI, held its 2010 annual conference from February 16 to 19 in San Francisco. The features below highlight some

The 2009 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions | Conference Coverage

The American Heart Association held its 2009 Scientific Sessions from November 14 to 18 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the

Cancer in the Future: Looking Into the Crystal Ball | Feature

New data predict that there will be a significant increase in the number of cancers diagnosed over the next 20 years. What changes should be made to address the growing cancer-care burden?

Society of Critical Care Medicine 2010 Critical Care Congress | Conference Coverage

New research presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Congress from January 9-13, 2010, in Miami Beach addressed key issues in critical care. The

Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence | Feature

A diverse group of healthcare and consumer organizations have released recommendations to promote better adherence to medication use and improve health outcomes for patients.

Conference Highlights: ISET 2010 | Conference Coverage

The International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, or ISET, held its 2010 annual meeting from January 17-21in Hollywood, Florida. The features below highlight some of the news emerging

Helpful Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare | Feature

The World Health Organization has issued guidelines to improve hand hygiene practices and reduce the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms.

Preventing Occurrence of Microalbuminuria in Type 2 Diabetes | Feature

Data presented at Renal Week 2009 demonstrate that an angiotensin receptor blocker—olmesartan—appears to provide vascular protection in patients with type 2 diabetes by controlling blood pressure and

Navigating Patients Through Depression | Feature

A new survey has found that even after 12 years of living with depression adults still struggle with the condition due to a lack of basic information. Experts have created a three-step plan to guide patients toward recovery.

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