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.
The impact of cholesterol in an individual’s diet has long been “overrated,” according to preventive cardiologist Ira Ockene, MD, who supports a new federal recommendation to lift the decades-old limit on cholesterol consumption from the government’s dietary guidelines.
As a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues spreading, a new study in Pediatrics has identified clusters of California communities where high percentages of children are under-immunized. In this Pediatrics Corner video, Richard Moriarty, MD, explains why childhood vaccinations are essential.