Author | Patrick Campbell


American Heart Association Issues Advisory on Oral Penicillin in Patients With High-Risk Rheumatic Heart Disease

The AHA released a statement related to use of oral penicillin for patients with high-risk rheumatic heart disease, including patients with severe mitral stenosis, aortic stenosis, left ventricular systolic dysfunction, or active symptoms of rheumatic heart disease.

Osteoporosis Not Just a Disease of Women

In this interview, Jeffrey Curtis, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, addresses osteoporosis in men. It's more common than physicians may realize. "It is often misconstrued as a disease that mainly, if not only, effects Caucasian women, which is not the case,” he said.