Monthly Archives: September 2015


72% of Internet users reported looking online for health information in the past year
Do your patients search the Web for health or medical advice? Statistically-speaking, they probably do. According to a Pew Research Health Fact sheet from December 2013, 72% of Internet users reported looking online for health information in the past year. Today, more people than ever are going online and then […]

Medical Websites and Patient Care: Who Can You Trust?



Allergies to peanut butter and other related products have doubled in the U.S. since 2005.
Children who are allergic to peanuts are taught to avoid more than just peanut butter. Foods such as cereals and baked goods can contain peanut-related products. Food items that are made in factories where peanuts are processed can also pose risks. Peanuts are a leading cause of food-related allergic reactions, […]

Prevention, Avoidance, and Childhood Peanut Allergies



Do Women In Their 40s Need Mammograms?
New medical guidelines say that women in their 40s should decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer. The guidelines, which are still in draft form, were released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of medical experts who recommend health […]

Do Women In Their 40s Need Mammograms?


Atrial Fibrillation and Strokes
Do you care for patients with atrial fibrillation? Then you need to know that this heart condition increases the risk of dangerous blood clots. It’s also important to understand how medications that prevent clotting can increase other risk factors. Atrial fibrillation is a serious medical condition, but treatments vary among […]

Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention