Ronald Adler, MD, employs a patient-centered approach to care and strongly advises that physicians balance cancer screening recommendations with patient needs as a means to protect against overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
UMMS ob-gyn expert Tara Kumaraswami, MD, welcomes new recommendations to expand prescribing of long-acting reversible contraceptives as the safest and most effective means to reduce high rates of unintended pregnancy, especially among teens.
Colorectal surgeon Karim Avali, MD, said a new warning from the World Health Organization linking processed meats and red meat to cancer doesn’t mean patients have to completely cut those foods out of their diets.
Early findings from a major NIH study appear to show significant cardiovascular benefits from lowering the recommended systolic blood pressure for adults over age 50 at elevated risk for heart disease, but some primary care doctors at UMMS will proceed cautiously before making any changes with their patients.
Pediatric infectious disease specialist Christina Hermos, MD, explains how parents can protect their children from mosquito-borne West Nile Virus and Triple E, and from tick-borne Lyme disease, in these Expert’s Corner videos.
Lynn Alexander Farrugia, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, explains the health risks of the new synthetic drug “flakka" in this Expert's Corner video.
Whitney A. Dunlap, MD, assistant professor of medicine and an allergy specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about how the long winter is affecting spring allergy symptoms in this Expert’s Corner.
In this Expert’s Corner video, physician-scientist John Haran, MD, discusses why he often recommends probiotics to his patients for the beneficial effect that they have on their gut microbiome.
Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, discusses the controversy surrounding prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening recommendations in this Expert’s Corner video.
Youth nicotine addiction expert Joseph DiFranza comments on the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Youth Tobacco Survey that e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014.