Extensive condylomata acuminata are beyond the capacity of all topical therapies. The area was initially treated by carbon dioxide laser ablation, and residual small foci of infection were subsequently treated with topical 5% imiquimod cream.
Hot flashes, itchy skin, mood swings, and memory lapses – when the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause appear, they create a barrage of questions in women's minds struggling to prepare for this life milestone. When will my periods completely disappear? More »
A lot of options are available for menopause treatment, options that can be tailored to each individual woman. Women do need to have some guidelines about menopause, what to expect, and what that means. At this stage of their life, many female patients visit their physician not just because of... More »
Your doctor has just told you that you have an infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). Most teens have a lot of questions about warts and HPV. This guide will help answer some of those questions. More »
The use of alternative treatments--like acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, dietary supplements--for postpartum depression is becoming widespread. Dr. Hendrick discusses the benefits and risks of these alternative treatments and research that is being done to ensure their safety for new mothers More »
Mandatory reporting laws rarely require reporting by psychiatrists. Psychiatrists need to treat the patient, rather than act as mandated reporters, and be knowledgeable about the dynamics and consequences of domestic violence and about available community resources and advocates that can help the... More »
After a significant delay, the U.S. Congress passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 to provide support and services to victims of domestic violence. Meanwhile, the findings in the Family Violence Prevention Fund's State by State Report Card on Health Care Laws and... More »
Experts agree that proper training will help psychiatrists and other health care professionals assist patients who are victims of intimate abuse. Better understanding of domestic violence issues can be obtained through an online CME course. The methods for detecting possible abuse and how to help... More »
HIV Disease. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a blood-borne virus typically transmitted via sexual intercourse, shared intravenous drug paraphernalia, and mother-to-child transmission (MTCT), which can occur during the birth process or during breastfeeding.
From remote villages in Kenya to large cities in the United States, mobile phones and smart phones are becoming tools to overcome some of the greatest challenges in HIVprevention, screening, and treatment adherence.