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Internal Medicine (INACTIVE)

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  • Grocery shopping on an empty stomach leads to dieting disaster

    Grocery shopping on an empty stomach leads to dieting disaster
    Attention dieters: If you want to maximize your chances of success, don’t go to the grocery store on an empty stomach. So says a new JAMA Internal Medicine study from two members of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, where researchers...
  • Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says

    Obese adults should get counseling, federal task force says
    In a move that could significantly expand insurance coverage of weight-loss treatments, a federal health advisory panel on Monday recommended that all obese adults receive intensive counseling in an effort to rein in a growing health crisis in America....
  • TV not always a healthy channel for advice

    TV not always a healthy channel for advice
    Your family doctor doesn't work with a teleprompter. And there wasn't a live studio audience the last time you put on a hospital gown — thankfully. Television is great for sports, reality shows and reruns of "The Big Bang Theory," but if you're...
  • Obese? Sometimes you just have to hear it from someone in a white coat to believe it

    It's not nice to call someone fat. That's a simple rule of thumb, repeated by parents of small children everywhere. For physicians, however, it's a social nicety that must be set aside if they are to act in the best interests of an overweight or obese ...
  • Docs' intensive 'get healthy' program whittles the waist -- a little

    Docs' intensive 'get healthy' program whittles the waist -- a little
    If primary care doctors build intensive counseling programs to help their obese patients exercise, lose weight and get healthy, will they work? A new study finds that for half the population, at least, they will. For men and women alike, results will be...
  • AIDS drugs restore Africans' life expectancy

    AIDS drugs restore Africans' life expectancy
    In the United States and Europe, antiretroviral drugs have changed HIV infection from an early death sentence to a lifelong but manageable condition. Many international philanthropies have contended that these medications could do the same in poor...
  • Watch and wait strategy reduces number of CT scans for kids

    Children who are brought to a hospital's emergency department after a blow to the head are often rushed into a CT scanner so physicians can rule out dangerous bleeding in the brain. But when emergency doctors wait to see if a child's dizziness, nausea,...
  • For long life, reach for the pumpkin, carrots and squash

    As you gaze across the bountiful Thanksgiving offerings on your table this year, be grateful for the life-extending benefits of orange. Orange as in alpha-carotene. Orange as in pumpkin, carrots and squash, the foods richest in this phytonutrient. A study...
  • Caffeine's buzz chases away women's depression

    Caffeine's buzz chases away women's depression
    Compared with uncaffeinated women, those who drank the equivalent of four or more cups of coffee a day are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes and less likely to volunteer their time in church or community groups. But a new study finds...
  • Retired racing greyhounds may be susceptible to white-coat syndrome

    Retired racing greyhounds may be susceptible to white-coat syndrome
    If your blood pressure spikes when you're in the doctor's office, you probably have what's called white-coat syndrome, a stress response to being in a clinical setting. You're not alone--some greyhound dogs may have it as well. A study finds that retired...
  • Hooked on acid reflux treatment?

    Hooked on acid reflux treatment?
    A welter of medications sold over the counter and by prescription can spell fast relief from the churning discomfort of acid reflux and heartburn, and the class of drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors has grown powerfully popular with Americans. But...