Practical Guidance, Clinical Photo Archive and Headlines for Primary Care Clinicians
Adults who have survived childhood cancer are at high risk for serious illness but typically are not followed by an adult oncologist. You are likely to see the first suspicious signs.
Growing evidence suggests a link between obesity and dementia, but risk may be heightened or lowered, depending on age. In this study, early to mid-life obesity was linked with increased risk of later dementia.
Approximately 1 million cases of herpes zoster infection are diagnosed in the United States every year. Here, a refresher on the virus and a good look at the rash.
Scarring from mildly tender facial lesions; medications implicated in many emergency hospitalizations of older adults; sugar-sweetened beverages and risk of coronary heart disease . . . questions on these and other topics to challenge you.
Adults who have survived childhood cancer are at high risk for serious illness but typically are not followed by an adult oncologist. You may be the first to see suspicious signs. Would you know how to proceed?
Nope. No more open-ended questions that may invite wandering answers. Who has time when the double-booked patient sits in the exam room next door?
Pseudosac with ectopic pregnancy, palmar erythema, pemphigoid gestationis, abdominal wall hematoma, dermatomyositis, livedo reticularis—visual presentations of health problems that occur frequently, or exclusively, in women.
Progressive numbness in 3 fingers on both hands led this computer programmer to diagnose himself as having carpal tunnel syndrome. But, there's more to this story.
In its classic form, ALS affects motor neurons at 2 or more levels supplying multiple regions of the body.
Mental illness is a risk factor for HIV infection. It brings a number of behavioral correlates that put patients at risk for getting infected. As HIV infection worsens, it begins to affect the brain, and cyclical relationship between the disease and mental illness begins.
Here, HIV/AIDS specialist, Dr Susan Ball, answers 6 questions about HIV infection that primary care clinicians commonly ask.