HealthgradesOldest and Youngest Doctors by Specialty

Which specialties will be most affected by changing age demographics among doctors? That’s the question the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) asks in their latest survey of “Active Physicians by Age and Specialty”, which tallied up the results of 935,000 practicing physicians in the US. Where does your specialty fall on the list?

Haymarket MediaHypertension Journal Study: Evaluating ARBs vs. ACE Inhibitors Safety Outcomes

Findings: Primary outcomes included AMI, HF, stroke, and CVEs; 51 secondary and safety outcomes included angioedema, cough, syncope, and electrolyte abnormalities. ACE inhibitors were associated with a significantly increased risk of four secondary and safety outcomes compared with ARBs.Design: Multinational cohort study; Patients: ~2.3M ACE, ~674K ARB 

Everyday HealthFDA Takes Key Step Toward Banning Menthol in Cigarettes and Cigars

According to a press release from April 2021, “the FDA is working toward issuing proposed product standards within the next year to ban menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and ban all characterizing flavors (including menthol) in cigars.” Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock, MD, said the agency had now “accumulated sufficient evidence establishing the addictiveness […]

Wyanoke GroupCertain Antihypertensive Drugs Yield Less Memory Decline in Older Adults

According to Daniel A. Nation, PhD, associate professor of psychological science at University of California, Irvine: “Studies of angiotensin II receptor blockers and ACE inhibitors have suggested these medicines may confer the greatest benefit to long-term cognition, while other studies have shown the benefits of calcium channel blockers and diuretics on reducing dementia risk.”

American College of PhysiciansEffect of Bedside Compared with Outside the Room Patient Case Presentation on Patients’ Knowledge About Their Medical Care

Medical jargon and the complexity of medical information may cause misunderstandings and patient discomfort when bedside case presentations are taking place. To see if outside-the-room case presentations were more effective, the researchers examined the patients’ average knowledge of three dimensions of their medical care in both settings — understanding their disease, the therapeutic approach being […]

Everyday HealthDoctors Beware: There’s a $400,000 Target on Your Back

In this article/podcast from KevinMD.com, the author encourages readers to make some adjustments in their life to reduce the professional and personal risks associated with the stakeholders who target physicians, including corporate America, the government, patients, and the financial industry. The commentary is a response to President Biden’s multi-trillion spending plan, which targets rich corporations […]