Fluoroquinolone risks expanded

The FDA recently released results of a review that found an increased risk of aortic ruptures or tears with the use of fluoroquinolones.  As part of the safety warning, the FDA has recommendations for providers, including avoidance of fluoroquinolones in patients with a history of aortic aneurysm or those at risk for an aneurysm; to

Healthier lifestyle could cut risk of diverticulitis in half

A study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that following an overall low-risk lifestyle could reduce the risk of diverticulitis by 50%. Elements of a low-risk lifestyle included reduced intake of red meat, increased intake of dietary fiber, vigorous exercise, a normal BMI and no history of smoking. “Diverticulitis is actually a very common