July 1, 2014 | National College of Physicians®
Journal of Medicine
Featured Research

Dr. Evan Levine: Say NO To RAPAFLO!

A patient came to me recently with a prescription for Rapaflo, given to him by his urologist. He was told not to fill it until he reviewed the medication and its risks with me, his heart doctor. I told him he should not take it.

The Epidemic of Unnecessary Heart Procedures

Are some American hospitals risking the health and even the lives of their patients in order to garner greater profits? A recent review published in January, 2014, in a journal from the American Heart Association, of a database of diagnostic coronary angiography in New York State, strongly suggests they are.

Healthcare Employment Has Been Exploding

U.S. companies added 288,000 jobs in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and a decent chunk of them came in the healthcare industry.

Obamacare- What About Dental Health?

In the words of the American Dental Association:

Taking care of your teeth and gums isn’t just about preventing cavities or bad breath. The mouth is a gateway into your body’s overall health. And since gum disease and other health problems may be linked, brushing and flossing are more important than ever. See your dentist regularly to keep your smile, and yourself, healthy.

A $13 Test Saved My Baby's Life- Why Isn't it Required For Every Newborn?

On July 10, my wife gave birth to a seemingly healthy baby boy with slate-blue eyes and peach-fuzz hair. The pregnancy was without complications. The delivery itself lasted all of 12 minutes. After a couple of days at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut, we were packing up when a pediatric cardiologist came into the room. We would not be going home, she told us.

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