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In its classic form, ALS affects motor neurons at 2 or more levels supplying multiple regions of the body.

Mental illness is a risk factor for HIV infection. It brings a number of behavioral correlates that put patients at risk for getting infected. As HIV infection worsens, it begins to affect the brain, and cyclical relationship between the disease and mental illness begins.

Here, HIV/AIDS specialist, Dr Susan Ball, answers 6 questions about HIV infection that primary care clinicians commonly ask.

When is it time to refer your patient with low back pain to a specialist for possible spine surgery? How long should you give conservative measures a try? What symptoms signal the need for urgent care? In this video, Raymond Haroun, MD addresses these and other pressing questions.

Raymond Haroun, MD, works through the evaluation of low back pain and radiculopathy.

In this video, Armistead Williams III, MD, of the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice in Manhattan, speaks about the primary care physicians’ role in the care of patients with this complex illness.


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