Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

Benefits and Risks of Salt Consumption

Posted by Karen Buckley • August 19th, 2014

Are we bartering our own good health for the seductive flavor of salt?  View the latest NEJM Quick Take, which looks at all current guidelines and statistics regarding what we know about salt and cardiovascular disease and death related to salt consumption. NEJM Quick Takes are brief animations that summarize the key findings of an… Read More…

Visit NEJM.org for the Latest on the Ebola Outbreak

Posted by Karen Buckley • August 14th, 2014

Be sure to visit the NEJM Infectious Disease page, which brings together new and recent articles on Ebola, and features a healthmap that tracks publicly-reported, confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola throughout the world. The map is automatically updated to provide up-to-the-minute data on the outbreak. A new Perspective article from NIH’s Antony Fauci suggests… Read More…

Take the Case Challenge

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • July 10th, 2014

A 41-year-old man was admitted to the hospital in midsummer because of fever, rash, pancytopenia, and abnormal results of liver-function tests. What is the diagnosis? What diagnostic tests are indicated? Read the case description for the next Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and then vote and comment now on NEJM.org. In a few… Read More…

Apply for NEJM Editorial Fellowship

Posted by Karen Buckley • June 23rd, 2014

The Journal invites applications for a one-year, full-time, paid editorial fellowship beginning in July 2015 from medical professionals at any career stage.  Applications are due by September 1, 2014. The editorial fellow reviews and edits Images in Clinical Medicine submissions and organizes the Clinical Decisions series under the supervision of senior editors.  The fellow also… Read More…

Vote Now on Clinical Decisions: Genetic Testing

Posted by Karen Buckley • June 19th, 2014

A 45-year-old health conscious patient who has been with your primary care practice for several years mentions at a regular visit his three relatives with cancers of the breast, ovary, and prostate. He wants to know about genetic testing and any preventive measures he can take. Do you think he should receive genetic screening? If… Read More…

Test Your Skills with a New Interactive Medical Case

Posted by Karen Buckley • June 16th, 2014

The latest Interactive Medical Case presents a 64-year-old man with gait instability, visual changes, diffuse weakness, headaches, and worsening shortness of breath with activity. Test your diagnostic and therapeutic skills at NEJM.org. Interactive Medical Cases are online simulations based on a real patient’s experience of illness. You follow interactive steps through an evolving patient’s history,… Read More…

Take the Critical Care Challenge

Posted by Karen Buckley • June 12th, 2014

It is not uncommon for patients to have an expected death in an ICU. The final Critical Care Challenge is now open for your votes and comments: Twelve days after his subdural hematoma, it has become increasingly obvious that the patient is unlikely to make a functional recovery. What steps should be taken at this… Read More…

Take the Critical Care Challenge

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • May 15th, 2014

After transfer to a surgical floor following a long ICU stay for septic shock and complications, our patient, a frail 77-year-old man, is found on the floor, unable to speak, and with decreased movement on the right side. CT reveals acute subdural hematoma, hemorrhagic contusion, and displacement of midline intracranial structures. What is the most… Read More…

New Clinical Decisions: The Guidelines Battle on Starting Statins

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • April 24th, 2014

Stephen, a 52-year-old white jogger with a body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) of 25, wants you to assess his cardiovascular risks. He had scheduled his visit after taking his father to another physician to discuss his father’s blindness, which is related to type 2… Read More…

A Million Thanks on Facebook

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • April 21st, 2014

Recently our Facebook page hit a million likes. We’re grateful that so many of you invite us into your down time. Check out this message from the NEJM Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, to mark this milestone. And if you haven’t yet, we invite you to like our page to receive Image Challenges, new research, and… Read More…