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Dietary fiber: The prebiotic connection

Adequate fiber intake is critical for maintaining good health, but only 5% of Americans consume the recommended daily amount.

Derm Dx: Cystic papule near the eye

A patient, aged 50 years, presented to the clinic for removal of a “skin tag” in proximity to her left eye.

Fatal error in admission orders leads to lawsuit

A clinician is sued despite catching an overprescribed medication in a patient's admission orders.

Inequality kills — but what can providers do about it?

Medical education has failed to address the social causes that may interfere with patients' health.

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Antibiotic shortages may catch providers off guard

Antibiotic shortages may catch providers off guard

Many of the drug shortages were of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

VNN1 gene may be potential biomarker for childhood asthma

VNN1 gene may be potential biomarker for childhood asthma

The activity of a gene called vanin-1 (VNN1) affected whether they were good or poor responders to corticosteroid treatment.

The Waiting Room What I learned during my pediatrics rotation

What I learned during my pediatrics rotation

Working in pediatrics takes good communication and negotiation skills - as well as some hand sanitizer and tissues to ward off the extra germs.

The Waiting Room Don't overlook subtle signs for vertigo in the elderly

Don't overlook subtle signs for vertigo in the elderly

Geriatric patients often require an extensive workup to rule out other problems before they are given the diagnosis of vertigo.

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Keeping an accurate 
medication list is critical 
to a patient's care

Keeping an accurate 
medication list is critical 
to a patient's care


Educating patients can help them see the importance of having an accurate medication list.

Patient with a history of erratic nighttime episodes

Patient with a history of erratic nighttime episodes

After consulting a neurologist, the nurse practitioner determined a diagnosis of REM sleep behavior disorder.

Menopausal hormone replacement therapy recommendations

Menopausal hormone replacement therapy recommendations

The risks of HRT have received so much attention that its benefits have been largely overlooked.

Providing a calendar page to use
 as a reminder to take medications

Providing a calendar page to use
 as a reminder to take medications


Use a calendar page to explain what medications patients should take when.

A mnemonic device for use in cardiology care

A mnemonic device for use in cardiology care

Use the acronyms PASS and PAID to remember important murmurs

The benefits of ultrasound
 in women with dense breasts

The benefits of ultrasound
 in women with dense breasts


Even if they are not cost-effective, routine ultrasounds for women with dense breasts are still important.

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