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8 Fairly Weighty Obesity Issues
As the prevalence increases, obesity continues to grow as a major health problem. Here are brief summaries of the latest research findings.
A Case of A Baby with Bumpy Feet
Bilateral tiny lumps in a 4-month-old boy's heels are making his mother anxious. Get a close look at the lesions and enter your Dx.
Underarm Eruption in a Teenaged Boy
Topical steroids and antifungals have not only failed to resolve the bilateral rash; the teen says they’ve made it worse. Your Dx?
New Diabetes Drugs May Also Improve Kidney Health
The renal protective effects seen with the SGLT2 inhibitor canogliflizin may be independent of glycemic control, suggest authors of a new post-hoc analysis.
Mortality Quiz: 8 Life and Death Questions
Several recent findings have enhanced our understanding of medicine and mortality. Take this quick quiz to see what you know.
A 32-year-old man visits the ED for an oral canker sore that should have run its course but is getting worse. What one question should you ask?
Life's Not so Simple with Asthma and Pimples
A young teen presents with an acne outbreak that is uncharacteristic for her. What are the clues to the diagnosis in the PMH?
'Sickest' Patients May Do Better After Gastric Bypass Surgery
The "novel (and contradictory) finding..." say study authors, challenges conventional wisdom as well as current literature.
Back to School Report Card: 10 New Health Lessons
Counsel patients and parents on how best to prepare--click through these slides for the latest on school-related health issues.
Coping with Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy Leads to Depression
Authors of a new study note that a simple self-report question about mental health history in patients with ADR may lead to important intervention.
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