Pregnant pause: Is that drug safe for baby?

Most first-time mothers have a lot of questions about their pregnancies. When it comes to things like diet and exercise, the answers are straightforward. But when it comes to questions about whether it’s okay to keep taking a medication they’ve been on, that’s when Dr. Sherif Eltonsy says responses can…

Preoperative phone visits for cataract patients safe, efficient

(HealthDay)—Phone visits can safely substitute for a standard, in-person history and physical (H&P) in patients undergoing cataract surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Manju L. Subramanian, M.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues retrospectively compared outcomes before…