May 29, 2011

New Diagnostic Criteria for Alzheimer's Published

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April 28, 2011 — New diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease (AD), including mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to AD and a new "for research purposes only" category of preclinical AD, are now published.

May 15, 2011

Even Short-Term NSAID Use Risky in Cardiac Patients

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Last week while perusing through Medscape News, I came across an outstanding article. It was not outstanding because of its brilliance, rather because of the implication of its content. I read with dismay the new observational data suggesting that in patients with prior MI, most NSAIDs even when taken for as little as 1 week, are associated with an increased risk for death and recurrent MI.

May 14, 2011

A Doctors's 5 Worst Financial Mistakes

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You're probably not a crack accountant or a financial whiz. There's no shame in admitting that. How to handle money isn't something that's taught in medical school, but in many respects what you do with your money is as important as the skills it takes to make it.

May 09, 2011

Keratoderma

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Keratoderma' is a term that means marked thickening of the skin. 'Palmoplantar' refers to the skin on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands; these are the areas keratoderma affects most often. Palmoplantar keratoderma is also sometimes known as 'keratosis palmaris et plantaris'.