Selected Articles on Clinical Medicine
Here is a small sample of the almost 1,800 articles I wrote as San Francisco Bureau Chief for the International Medical News Group, then a division of Elsevier. IMNG publishes 17 trade papers for specialty physicians, and during my years there I covered virtually every medical subspecialty.

Allergy & Dermatology

Myth Persists on Seafood Allergy/Contrast Link.Skin & Allergy News April 2007 (Vol. 38, Issue 4, Page 54) PDF [This article won the Sampter Journalism Award of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.]

Psychology, OTCs Help Solve Many Skin Problems. Skin & Allergy News January 2007 (Vol. 38, Issue 1, Page 50) PDF

Two-Thirds Reach PASI-75 With New Biologic Agent. Skin & Allergy News November 2007 (Vol. 38, Issue 11, Page 1) PDF

Cardiology

New Data Drive Guideline Changes For PCI and STEMI. Cardiology News February 2008 (Vol. 6, Issue 2, Page 1) PDF

Groups Issue Appropriate Use Criteria for Imaging. Cardiology News November 2005 (Vol. 3, Issue 11, Pages 1-8) PDF

New Scan Gives Speedy Diagnosis of Chest Pain. Cardiology News November 2005 (Vol. 3, Issue 11, Page 21) PDF

Internal Medicine

Metabolic Syndrome Adds To Diabetes Stroke Risk. Ob.Gyn. News 15 March 2008 (Vol. 43, Issue 6, Page 22) PDF

Two-Hour Blood Test for MRSA Approved by FDA. Ob.Gyn. News 15 January 2008 (Vol. 43, Issue 2, Page 4) PDF

CDC Recommends Routine HIV Screening Regardless of Patient Risk.Internal Medicine News 15 October 2006 (Vol. 39, Issue 20, Page 9) PDF

Oral Purgatives Linked With Acute Kidney Injury.Internal Medicine News 1 December 2007 (Vol. 40, Issue 23, Page 1) PDF

Neurology

Pediatric Brain-Death Guidelines Often Ignored, Update Needed. Clinical Neurology News February 2006 (Vol. 2, Issue 2, Page 17) PDF

History, Physical Critical in Secondary Headache Work-Up.
Clinical Neurology News March 2005 (Vol. 1, Issue 3, Page 29) PDF

Prophylaxis a Must for Cluster Headache Patients.Clinical Neurology News March 2005 (Vol. 1, Issue 3, Page 29) PDF

Oncology

CT Not Advised for Lung Ca Screening.Internal Medicine News
15 October 2007 (Vol. 40, Issue 20, Page 1) PDF

Statins May Lower Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer.Internal Medicine News 15 May 2005 (Vol. 38, Issue 10, Pages 1-2) PDF

Myelodysplastic Syndrome 'Severely Underestimated'. Internal Medicine News 1 February 2009 (Vol. 42, Issue 3, Page 1) PDF

Pediatrics

Other Conditions May Mimic Diaper Dermatitis. Pediatric News
November 2008 (Vol. 42, Issue 11, Page 28) PDF

Studies Uncover Adverse Reactions to Probiotics. Pediatric News August 2008 (Vol. 42, Issue 8, Page 16) PDF

Pediatric Brain-Death Guidelines Often Ignored, Update Needed. Clinical Neurology News February 2006 (Vol. 2, Issue 2, Page 17) PDF

Psychiatry

Comorbidity Common With Autism, Study Finds.Pediatric News
July 2006 (Vol. 40, Issue 7, Page 28) PDF

New Patch for Kids May Broaden Use Of ADHD Therapy. Clinical Psychiatry News May 2006 (Vol. 34, Issue 5, Page 1) PDF

Bipolar Diagnosis Elusive in Elderly. Clinical Psychiatry News
June 2006 (Vol. 34, Issue 6, Page 1) PDF

Policy

ACP Effort Targets U.S. Diabetes Care.Internal Medicine News
15 May 2005 (Vol. 38, Issue 10, Pages 1-6) PDF

Melanoma Quality Measures Dropped From Medicare P4P. Skin & Allergy News March 2008 (Vol. 39, Issue 3, Page 1) PDF

Women's Health

First-Trimester Lamotrigine Use Linked to Oral Clefts. Ob.Gyn. News 15 August 2008 (Vol. 43, Issue 16, Page 1) PDF

Sentinel-Node Biopsy Defines Risk in Vulvar Cancer. Ob.Gyn. News 1 April 2007 (Vol. 42, Issue 7, Page 24) PDF

Maternal Morbidity Rises Sharply With Repeat Cesareans. Ob.Gyn. News 15 March 2005 (Vol. 40, Issue 6, Pages 1-5)

First-Trimester Screening Works Well in Clinics, Ob.Gyn. News 15 April 2005 (Vol. 40, Issue 8, Page 17) PDF