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“Distracted-doctoring” is the label widely attached to the activity behind the exam room door that now includes clinician, patient, and laptop computer. But typically there are other wireless electronic devices in the room and most commonly it’s a smart phone of some variety. Now who’s distracted?

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Osteomyelitis of pubic symphysis

Complications of heroin use; RLS; thyroid nodule: we present 5 questions on these and other topics to challenge you this week.

A paw on the leg, a wet nose in the night -- both have helped diabetes patients avoid the consequences of peaks and troughs in blood sugar. More on how they do it, here.

The symptoms have worsened over a 2-month period. Past medical history is unremarkable. Here, review the ED chest x-ray and ECG. Do you see any clues to a diagnosis?

A new study investigates the impact of epidemiologic factors on time trends for AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining cancers.

The downward trend in incidence parallels increased life-expectancy among infected patients stabilized on HAART. However, a new study finds that not all populations are equally affected.

You have probably read the news by now -- but do you recall the most remarkable rates of decline? Was it in MI? Lower-limb amputations? Death after hyperglycemic crisis? Check your memory with this quick quiz.

If common mechanisms underlying cryptogenic stroke can be clarified, we will need to re-evaluate the current approach to secondary prevention. Here, elucidation of "emoblic stroke of undetermined source."

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