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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?

What's your policy? Take our quick poll. 
 

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For several months, a 45-year-old woman has had ocular irritation, tearing, blurred vision, and swelling of the eyelids in both eyes. Her medical history includes lupus and seasonal allergies, for which she has been taking hydroxychloroquine and loratadine. Your dx?

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."

A recent study uses results of advanced coronary vessel imaging to compare the presence and extent of subclinical atherosclerosis in HIV-infected and non-infected men.

A greater focus on potential barriers may help prevent errors, increased costs, and poor patient outcomes.

Back and neck complaints rank among the top reasons for visits to primary care physicians. Take this week’s photo quiz to test your knowledge of these sometimes mysterious disorders.

Constipation-related straining may be the cause of the lesion. How would you proceed?

Persons with a genetic predisposition to obesity who eat fried foods are at higher risk for obesity than those without a genetic predisposition.

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