Top medicine articles for August 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for August 2012:

Contrary to marketing, there is no evidence that sports drinks are essential adjunct for anyone doing exercise - BMJ

To drink or not to drink to drink during exercise - BMJ reviews the evidence

Mythbusting sports and exercise products - BMJ: color of urine does not reflect hydration

Round table on the problems with sports product evidence - BMJ video:

Health-care law driving doctors away from small practices, toward hospital employment - Washington Post

Top 5 reasons why the independent physician practice is dying

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is risky and costly - BMJ

Brain MRI in COPD: In stable nonhypoxemic COPD there is white/gray matter disturbance, cognitive dysfunction?

A "New" Way to Prevent Hip Fractures: Cataract surgery may help prevent disabling hip fractures

Whooping Cough Comeback: more than twice as many cases of pertussis this year compared to last year

Gout risk goes up as waistline expands: "The heavier you are, the greater your odds of getting gout"

Consider Cosmetics and Folk Remedies as Causes for Unexplained Lead Poisoning - CDC

Dieting vs. Exercise for Weight Loss - NYTimes -- Weight loss predictor - A validated dynamic mathematical energy balance model that predicts weight change

Find your Olympic athlete body structural match - BBC - Other calculators:

Doctors tend to enjoy classical music, while lawyers prefer jazz - Medical Journal of Australia

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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