Early findings from a major NIH study appear to show significant cardiovascular benefits from lowering the recommended systolic blood pressure for adults over age 50 at elevated risk for heart disease, but some primary care doctors at UMMS will proceed cautiously before making any changes with their patients.
Pediatric infectious disease specialist Christina Hermos, MD, explains how parents can protect their children from mosquito-borne West Nile Virus and Triple E, and from tick-borne Lyme disease, in these Expert’s Corner videos.
Lynn Alexander Farrugia, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, explains the health risks of the new synthetic drug “flakka" in this Expert's Corner video.
Whitney A. Dunlap, MD, assistant professor of medicine and an allergy specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about how the long winter is affecting spring allergy symptoms in this Expert’s Corner.
In this Expert’s Corner video, physician-scientist John Haran, MD, discusses why he often recommends probiotics to his patients for the beneficial effect that they have on their gut microbiome.
Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, discusses the controversy surrounding prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening recommendations in this Expert’s Corner video.
Youth nicotine addiction expert Joseph DiFranza comments on the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Youth Tobacco Survey that e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014.
Roula N. Choueiri, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, offers advice to parents and caregivers concerned that their child might have an autism spectrum disorder.
Good oral health is essential for overall health, and primary care doctors have an important role to play in their patients’ dental health. Family physician and oral health advocate Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, explains why and how in this Expert’s Corner video.
A new version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against twice as many cancers as the existing formula, according to new research in the New England Journal of Medicine, but the vaccination rate against HPV continues to be low. Pediatrician Anne Powell helps families understand how the vaccine works and why doctors recommend it for pre-teens.