Modern Medicine Feature Articles USPSTF interventions for CVD risk factors could be cost effective April 12, 2017 By Leah Lawrence Targeting all eligible patients would be cost-effective, but cost might be reduced by focusing on certain patient subgroups. Early marker of renal decline discovered in diabetes patients April 12, 2017 By Leah Lawrence Monitoring of arterial stiffness could be a potential target for prediction of renal decline in younger type 2 diabetes patients. 18F-choline PET/CT detects PCa recurrences early April 11, 2017 By Leah Lawrence Three out of four patients with prostate cancer with an 18F-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography–detected recurrence were potentially salvageable with local therapy or metastasis-directed therapy, according to results of the screening phase of the phase II STOMP randomized trial. Studies: PCa treatments differ in QoL outcomes April 11, 2017 By Wayne Kuznar Two recent JAMA studies confirm a higher rate of sexual and urinary side effects with radical prostatectomy compared with radiation therapy and surveillance. What’s new in updated brachytherapy guideline April 11, 2017 By Keith Loria The update provides evidence-based recommendations for different patient risk groups and specifies the most effective forms of the treatment for patients with prostate cancer. Crazy patient stories and how I deal with them Norman Levine, M.D., believes that acquiring a patient's full history isn't always as helpful as physicians make them out to be, and in fact, can occasionally be harmful. Are you stressed? April 11, 2017 By Bob Kronemyer It’s national Stress Awareness month and Dr. Deborah Sandella has 5 tips for how cosmetic surgeons can reduce stress in their life. Hormonal therapies effective for acne April 11, 2017 By Bob Kronemyer Hormonal therapies are an effective strategy to improve acne in women but some of these treatments, including birth control pills, are not commonly prescribed. Standing Out in the Crowd April 11, 2017 By Lisette Hilton New data reveals which states have the highest number of plastic surgeons per capita. Do you know how to stand out in the crowd? Industry spending reaches $15 billion April 11, 2017 By Bob Kronemyer For the first time ever, Americans spent more than $15 billion on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures.