Adults with hypertension who are age 75 years and older, including those who are frail and with poor overall health, could benefit from lowering their blood pressure below current medical guidelines. The multi-institutional investigation was published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting on May 19. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Since our founding in 1943, the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah has been committed to excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. Our vision is to be one of the elite Departments of Medicine in the nation by: fulfilling a comprehensive academic mission, developing new leaders in internal medicine, and improving the health and health care of residents of the Intermountain West by providing safe high quality care.
Adam Cohen, M.D. appointed to Internal Medicine Clinical Research Medical Director... Read MoreInternal Medicine
In a finding that could lead to better treatment of smoking-related lung diseases, scientists are reporting that about half of current or former smokers with normal lung function have respiratory symptoms similar to COPD and an increased risk for exacerbations or “flare ups” of their symptoms despite a lack of COPD diagnosis. Many of these individuals show COPD-like symptoms, such as shortness of breath and difficulty exercising. Researchers note they also have a high rate of respiratory medication use despite a lack of data from clinical trials about appropriate treatment of this particular patient population. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Adam Spivak, MD, is a Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award Recepient... Read MoreInternal Medicine
What good is high-quality, cutting-edge health care if it is difficult or impossible to access? Read Terry Box, M.D.'s Op-Ed piece in Salt Lake Tribune... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Dev Abraham, MD, to receive the H. Jack Baskin, MD, Endocrine Teaching Award for making a profound impact in teaching fellows-in-training.... Read MoreInternal Medicine