Articles by Amy Jacob

Amy Jacob is an Associate Editor for MD Magazine. When she’s not in the office reporting on gastroenterology and dermatology news or managing the monthly publication Internal Medicine World Report, Amy travels to medical conferences to cover relevant medical news topics. She can be reached by e-mail at

Latest Articles

Republican Senator: States That Like Obamacare Should Keep It
  |  Amy Jacob
Some say repeal and replace. Cassidy says states who like the ACA can keep it.
New Clinical Trial Tests Cannabidiol Gum to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  |  Amy Jacob
New trial tests efficacy of CanChew Plus cannabidiol gum to treat IBS.
EU Approves Suliqua for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
  |  Amy Jacob
Suliqua was approved to treat adults with type 2 diabetes.
Investigational Compound Clears Initial Trial to Treat Serious Gut Disorders
  |  Amy Jacob
HOST-G904 showed positive results for treating severe bowel conditions.
Viagra Can Help Cardiovascular Health in Men With Type 2 Diabetes
  |  Amy Jacob
For men afflicted with type 2 diabetes and at high risk for heart attacks; however, relief might be found in an unlikely source – the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil).
Ibuprofen Can Help Bleeding Risk After Plastic Surgery
  |  Amy Jacob
Patients have often been told to avoid ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before or after surgery due to an increased risk of bleeding.
Surgical Milestone: Mass Gen Completes Nation's First Penis Transplant
  |  Amy Jacob
Former cancer patient Thomas Manning from Halifax, Massachusetts, is the first man in the US to undergo a penis transplant.
How Long Should Tocilizumab Be Continued for Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis? VIDEO
  |  Amy Jacob
John Stone, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, discussed study results and fear surrounding giant cell arteritis.
Antibiotic Resistance a Harsh Reality for Gonorrhea Patients
  |  Amy Jacob
Study results show that gonorrhea may soon develop resistance to the most commonly recommended antibiotic treatments – oral azithromycin and single-injection ceftriaxone.

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