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The answer to this question has long been considered to be, "yes" and for what seem to be logical reasons related to the nature of chronic pain. But, where's the science to support the belief?

A new study shows that the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases with obesity. Yet, the risk was increased in underweight persons as well.

Bullous pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid, varicose veins, dermatomyositis, myasthenia gravis, coma bullae, xerosis, atrophie blanche, Grover disease—a review of age-related clinical concerns and how to recognize them.

No gallstones were found on RUQ ultrasound in this 45-year-old patient, but a polyp was seen. How would you proceed?

This man was born with digital deformities. X-rays show absent middle and distal 2nd, 3rd, and 4th phalanges with tapering proximal phalanges and tapering of the distal 5th phalanx and distal 1st phalanx. No TBX5 gene mutation. What’s your diagnosis?

Necrobiosis

Put yourself to the test: This week’s quiz questions you about skin disease, diabetes, sarcoidosis, atrial flutter, and pain medications.

Patients with NAFLD are at high risk for development of type 2 diabetes and those with diabetes may be at higher risk of dying from NALFD-associated chronic liver disease. Here, options for prevention and treatment.

A systematized, team-based approach to type 2 diabetes management really can reduce vascular complications. In this study, by the Geisinger Health System, it took just 3 years.

A controversial new law in the state would permit medical school graduates, without additional training, to provide primary care in medically underserved areas of the state, supervised at first, and then on their own. Your thoughts?

Some patients with upper GI bleeding can be sent home after endoscopy; others require extended treatment and inpatient observation.

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