Treatments & Techniques

When Tests Collide: Perspectives on Liquid vs. Tissue Biopsies

As liquid biopsies inch closer to becoming a standard of care, questions about their efficacy, use and role in cancer diagnosis and treatment abound. Discordant research findings between liquid and tissue biopsies only add to the confusion.


Meeting the Challenge of Transitioning Diabetic Young People to Adult Care

A new transition model benefits teenagers and young adults with Type 1 diabetes who are moving from pediatric to adult care, researchers say.


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Direct Communication Linked to Higher Screening Rate

When women who are at high risk for breast cancer and have undergone mammography get a letter describing options for further imaging with contrast-enhanced MRI of the breast, they are more apt to return for follow-up screening,...


Empagliflozin: A Transformative Approach to Diabetes?

A major trial demonstrated the glucose-lowering drug empagliflozin reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in individuals with Type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease. Clinicians and researchers discuss how it does so and who is most likely to benefit.


Beta-amyloid Research Ignites Treatment Hopes for Alzheimer’s Disease

Results of a phase 1b clinical trial published in Nature reveal scientists may be one step closer to finding a treatment that safely impedes the biological progression of Alzheimer’s disease.


Gregory Lowe, MD: Delivering Leading-edge Treatments for ED and Male Urinary Incontinence

Rated one of the nation’s top physicians for patient satisfaction in 2015, Gregory Lowe, MD, urologic surgeon and sexual medicine specialist at OhioHealth Urology Physicians, merges high-level expertise with state-of-the-art devices and techniques to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and male urinary incontinence (UI).


Novel Strategy Boosts Hepatitis C Screening among American Indians

A 2012 initiative that Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) in Oklahoma launched to enhance hepatitis C management has yielded significant, positive results among the American Indian population.


Spider Venom May Hold Key to Treating IBS

Researchers assessing the role that venom plays in activating nerve fibers involved in pain sensation have uncovered a surprising mechanism that may influence irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-related pain.


Refining Diet-based Approaches to Lowering Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Not all plant-based foods provide equal benefit in terms of reducing risk of diabetes, a new Harvard study finds.


Cholesterol, Statins and Colorectal Cancer: A Complex Relationship

New research that suggests high cholesterol is inversely related to colorectal cancer risk has implications for statin use.