Mark L. Fuerst is a freelance health and medical writer for ConsultantLive, Rheumatology Network, Psychiatric Times, and other UBM publications. He writes about rheumatology, psychiatry, neurology, endocrinology, oncology, and men’s health.
Alcohol Consumption Affects Mortality in HIV Infected Patients
Clinicians need to track not only current alcohol consumption among their HIV-infected patients—but also past use.
Engagement in HIV Care Can Mean Longer Life
Antiretroviral therapy has dramatically reduced AIDS-associated morbidity and mortality -- but only in those who know they are HIV positive and if they maintain sustained engagement with care.
3 Weighty New Issues in Asthma Care
May is Asthma Awareness Month and so a look at new studies highlighting key aspects of management is in order.
Corticosteroids Overprescribed in Young Asthmatics
Prescribing has gone from underuse to substantial overprescribing. The challenge is to get it just right.
Ischemic Stroke and Older AIDS Patients
The paradigm of HIV care is changing for aging patients. This study sheds new light.
HIV and Quality of Life
Turns out, older age may have its advantages when it comes to coping with HIV infection.
Prenatal Fish Oil May Trim Asthma Risks in Children
Risk may be reduced by about one-third in the children of pregnant women who take these supplements.
Obesity Balloons With Childhood Asthma
Asthma medications reduced obesity risk. Which type of medication surprised the researchers.
Online Calculator Personalizes PrEP Initiation
A new Web-based algorithm uses more refined criteria to better identify PrEP candidates at highest risk for HIV infection.
Older Adults and HIV: Don't Underestimate Risk
One in 6 new HIV diagnoses occurs in people over age 50. Are you routinely asking your older patients about their sexual history?
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