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Water Quiz: You Are What You Drink?
Take this brief test on key health facts about drinking water to tap into your reservoir of knowledge, refresh your memory, and offer patients sound advice.
Caffeine Unlikely to Make Hearts Jittery
The response to caffeine is "somewhat idiosyncratic," say authors of a new study, and the widespread belief that it is bad for the heart doesn't seem to be true.
We Have Too Many Specialists and Too Few General Practitioners
"Primary care docs should be paid more, specialists less. More reimbursement for talking...less for testing and procedures." And, there's more.
A 17-year-old Male with a Full-body Rash
PT VIDEO: The non-pruritic rash spread from his chest over 3d; no response to prednisone. What do you suspect?
Unexplainably Altered Elder
An elderly man is found in an altered state in his home by the Meals-on-Wheels delivery driver. Does the ECG tracing hold clues to his SOC?
Hypothermia in an Elderly Man
An elderly man is brought to the emergency department by ambulance after he was found in an altered state of consciousness in his apartment.
4 New Developments in Diabetes
Here: a brief overview of 4 recent diabetes developments, including a call for a new way to classify the disease and a new online test for prediabetes.
New Diabetes Guidelines Steer Management
Refinements based on new clinical information fill out the particulars of a newly updated comprehensive algorithm.
7 Top Primary Care Stories of the Month
In case you missed these January headlines, here are 7 stories from around the Web of interest to primary care.
Severe Abdominal Pain, Rectal Bleeding in a 51-year-old Man
VIDEO: Patient reports worsening pain/bleeding x 4 days; history of diverticulitis. Watch abdominal exam, interview. Your impressions?
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