How Avoidable are Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure?

Tweet I knew an elderly man who suffered from heart failure. Every few years, he would get to the point where he couldn’t walk very far, his feet swelled, and he had repeated hospitalizations to get stabilized and get his medication in line. Then, the hospitalizations would stop. He managed reasonably well for some years

Testosterone Replacement Trials Proceed Slowly

Tweet (part 2 of 2 posts) Alerting men to screening and treatment for low testosterone may get them in to their doctors faster, but they may be astounded to learn that the science in the field is wanting. The National Institute of Aging only enrolled its first patient in a testosterone replacement trial a little

Caveat Emptor: Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Ads for Testosterone Replacement Therapy Soar

Tweet “Ted,” a 50-year-old bicycle racer from Philadelphia, saw his primary care doctor for the last time several months ago– when he was advised to start testosterone replacement therapy. “Your labs are excellent,” said Ted’s doctor. “I’d like to frame them.” The lab values included a normal range testosterone level. Ted was there for a