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Foot Odor Quiz: 8 Basic Questions
Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of a common cutaneous bacterial infection.
Hep C Spread in North America: When and How did it Start?
Timing of the rise of hep C in North America is a puzzle. In this Medical News Minute, Dr Bobby Lazzara toplines results of a new study that offer clarity.
Quick Tick Quiz: Can You Spot the Fever?
Correct diagnosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever leads to correct treatment, but many cases are misdiagnosed. Take this test to see what you know.
The New ABCs of STDs: A Quiz
Take this brief test on the updated CDC guidelines to give yourself a refresher course in STD management and stay current with the latest practices.
A 5-Question Quiz on Infectious Disease
This quick quiz focuses on testing and diagnosis. Test your acumen.
Antibiotics May Boost Diabetes Risk
A new study also shows that patients with type 2 DM are more prone to infections years before they receive a diagnosis and may end up with an increased demand for antibiotics.
Clostridium Difficile – Not Just an In-hospital Infection
Nearly 1/3 of C. difficile cases are community-acquired, placing the infection squarely in the sights of primary care physicians. A review from ACG 2015, here.
A 4-year-old Boy with Severe, Painful Rash
Watch this live video exam and hear details from the boy's mother about the acute, widespread eruption. What's your diagnosis?
A Middle-Aged Woman With Severe Flank Pain
Accompanying vomiting and fever raised suspicion for appendicitis and a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis was ordered. Watch the ED video, review the history, and make your diagnosis.
How Doctors Can Win the Vaccine Debate With Patients
Parental fears and misinformation about vaccines can be overcome, says this expert. Here are some suggestions.
Top 10 Reasons Why Patients Come to Primary Care
What brings patients to your office—and not the specialty office down the street? Insights in this slideshow.
The 3 Scourges of Infectious Disease
Tuberculosis, measles, and influenza have declined over the years but not gone away. See the slides that follow for key facts and figures on the current state of these ongoing public health threats.
6 Things That Might Persuade Parents to Vaccinate
When parents play out worst case scenarios in protest against routine vaccination, maybe one or two of these 6 options for response will come in handy.
Could You Spot the Measles?
Here are the signs and symptoms of the measles in a classic case—in order of their appearance:
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