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A spreading shin rash signifies systemic disease

A "bruise" from a minor injury continues to linger for weeks.

CE/CME: The safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain

To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.

Offering advice on homeopathic treatments

Patients often ask for feedback on homeopathic treatments. Are you prepared to offer guidance?

Derm Dx: Furrowing on the scalp

You notice furrowing on the scalp of an otherwise healthy 45-year-old patient. What's your diagnosis?

Creating patient partnerships

Follow-up visits can make working through a patient's list of complaints more manageable.

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FDA warns against laparoscopy for uterine fibroids

FDA warns against laparoscopy for uterine fibroids

Laparoscopic power morcellation pose a cancer risk, agency says.

Less dietary salt likely key to drop in stroke deaths

Less dietary salt likely key to drop in stroke deaths

Substantial decreases observed in blood pressure, ischemic heart disease mortality also seen.

The Waiting Room Overcoming mental barriers

Overcoming mental barriers

Whether training for a marathon or childbirth, don't neglect the psychological aspects of preparation.

The Waiting Room Are PAs and NPs doing enough research?

Are PAs and NPs doing enough research?

A teen recently developed an innovative cancer detection tool in his basement. Should we be doing more to improve disease prevention and diagnosis?

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Homeopathic advice

Homeopathic advice

Patients often ask for feedback on homeopathic treatments. Are you prepared to offer guidance?

Topical immunotherapy for alopecia areata

Topical immunotherapy for alopecia areata

Has squaric acid dibutylester (SADBE) been shown to be successful in managing alopecia areata?

When is it okay to examine a child alone?

When is it okay to examine a child alone?

How do you ask a parent to leave in a diplomatic way when examining a pediatric patient?

Leave children in stitches rather than tears

Leave children in stitches rather than tears

Involving a child in suturing can subdue perceived pain.

Pump up the heart's volume

Pump up the heart's volume

Heart sounds can be difficult to hear in someone whose lungs are hyperinflated. Here's a tip to make it easier to detect.

Olive oil for a flaky scalp

Olive oil for a flaky scalp

Recommend this simple home treatment for kids with a dry, flaky scalp.

Education

The safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain

The safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain

To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.

Hyperpigmented patches on the back

Hyperpigmented patches on the back

A 56-year-old Asian-American man presented with an intensely pruritic rash on his back that had worsened over the past several ...

Yellow scalp patches with mild scaling

Yellow scalp patches with mild scaling

A male infant, aged 12 weeks, developed scaly patches and dandruff on his scalp. The condition did not seem bothersome ...

Pink papules on the fingers and toes

Pink papules on the fingers and toes

A black man, aged 40 years, came to the clinic for the treatment of growths on his toes that were ...

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