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Physician Suicide 101: Secrets, Lies & Solutions
"Maybe (like me) you just want to know why our colleagues die by suicide at twice the rate of their patients" asks this family physician. Here: results from 4 "psychological autopsies."
Blood-Streaked Sputum and Dyspnea: Your Dx?
Dyspnea and blood-streaked sputum; severe URI followed by rash; chronic pain; Lemierre syndrome . . . how well will you do on this quiz?
Acromegaly: A Pop Quiz
Acromegaly was diagnosed in a 36-year-old woman who presented with loss of vision in the right eye that had initially involved the peripheral field. Which statement about acromegaly is NOT true?
Sleep Disorders and Comorbid Disease
Sleep disorders can cause comorbid ills and many medical conditions can disturb the yin-yang of sleep and waking. Take our sleep quiz to find out what you know about which comes first.
New Ebola Guidelines Offer Sound Advice
The guidelines establish consistency for emergency care workers and reflect lessons learned from the recent experiences of US hospitals.
Multitasking Makes You Stupid
The neuroscience is clear—you can’t possibly get good at multitasking. It’s a myth. Rather than keep trying to improve the “skill,” why not try something different. Read on . . .
What Course to Take for Back-Related Leg Pain
A 62-year-old man has moderate to severe leg pain after playing 36 holes of golf. The pain originates from the lumbar spine and radiates into his lower extremities. What is the best course of treatment?
“Swimsuit Area” Rash: Your Dx?
A 66-year-old woman had a mildly pruritic rash on the buttocks, lower back, abdomen, and upper posterior thighs. The eruption had been present for approximately 18 months. Your diagnosis?
Asymptomatic Neck Mass
Thyroglossal duct cyst; HCV-HIV coinfection; slurred speech and trouble swallowing and chewing . . . see how well you do on the quiz questions this week.
Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: Which Brace Works Best
A 45-year-old man with knee pain has medial osteoarthritis, and you prescribe NSAIDs. He plans to attend tennis camp. Do you recommend he wear a brace?
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