Green leafy vegetables, tofu, and lentils are all good sources of iron, but iron is most effectively absorbed when it is heme-based, as in red meat.
1 Jun 2017
Calcium and vitamin D supplementation associated with hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria in postmenopausal women
Postmenopausal women who take calcium and vitamin D supplements may be at higher risk for hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria, according to a new study.
24 Jun 2014
New technology and biomarkers have contributed to the detection of Alzheimer's disease, but clinicians are skeptical about the value of a diagnosis without the ability to treat the condition.
1 Nov 2019
Obtaining calcium from food rather than supplements is preferred, but supplements can be used safely in patients whose calcium intake is not sufficient, the report said.
25 Oct 2016
An optimal regimen starting with nonpharmacologic measures can help patients achieve notable relief.
1 May 2021
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic, community-dwelling, nonpregnant adults.
25 Nov 2014
Transitioning a patient with Down syndrome from a pediatric practice to an adult physician can be challenging due to a lack of willing physicians, who may not feel that they know enough to provide care.
1 Feb 2021
A 60-year-old woman comes to the office to discuss the best strategy to prevent cognitive impairment. After a physical exam and cognitive screening testing, what is the most effective preventive measure?
16 Nov 2021
Vitamin K antagonist use associated with higher risk of thrombosis than bleeding in patients ages 80 and older
Compared with patients ages 70 to 79 years, those ages 80 to 89 years had a similar risk of bleeding, whereas patients ages 90 years or older had a mildly increased risk of bleeding, the study found. Patients in their 80s and 90s had a markedly higher risk of thrombosis than did patients in their 70s.
12 Jul 2016
A 35-year-old woman is evaluated for worsening thrombocytopenia; she is pregnant at 36 weeks' gestation. Medical history is significant for immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Previous platelet counts during this pregnancy have been 80,000 to 100,000/##mu;L (80-100 x 109/L). Her only medication is a prenatal vitamin. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate management of this patient's thrombocytopenia?.
1 Sep 2016