Clinical Features

NPs, PAs, and the ACA

Tell us your thoughts on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in your practice.

Derm Dx: Itchy rash on the groin

A patient presented with complaints of an itchy rash in her groin. Can you diagnose the condition?

A recurring, itchy, burning rash in a patient taking beta-blockers

Beta-blockers are known to induce or aggravate psoriasis and should be avoided in these patients whenever possible.

2014 Countdown Contest

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When abdominal pain is not appendicitis

Clinicians might need to consider an uncommon array of causes when faced with a pediatric patient suffering from abdominal ailments.

Web Exclusives

DASH-style diet may not improve certain cardiovascular disease risks

DASH-style diet may not improve certain cardiovascular disease risks

Insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, and systolic blood pressure were not improved among patients assigned a DASH-style or low-glycemic diet.

Viekira Pak HCV combo tx gets FDA nod

Viekira Pak HCV combo tx gets FDA nod

The novel combination treatment is indicated for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, including cirrhosis.

High-dose flu vaccine better for seniors in nursing homes

High-dose flu vaccine better for seniors in nursing homes

Stronger improvement in the immune response was seen in frail senior patients living in nursing homes who received a high-dose flu vaccine.

The Waiting Room Recent graduate's guide to handling the specialist on call

Recent graduate's guide to handling the specialist on call

For a newly graduated physician assistant, learning to work with specialists on call is an important skill to learn.

The Waiting Room Advice for helping your patients manage pain after surgery

Advice for helping your patients manage pain after surgery

With these tips, a clinician can prepare a patient undergoing surgery control post-operative pain.

The Waiting Room Tips to help patients manage their health during the holidays

Tips to help patients manage their health during the holidays

These tips can help patients manage conditions such as hypertension and diabetes during the holidays.

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Advisor Forum

Yellow lights, digoxin toxicity

Yellow lights, digoxin toxicity


A woman complaining of seeing yellow lights is diagnosed with digoxin toxicity.

Vertigo, then headache: what is 
the diagnosis?

Vertigo, then headache: what is 
the diagnosis?


A man, aged 56, presented with complaints about episodes of vertigo and disabling headaches.

Recommitting to universal precautions in the Ebola era

Recommitting to universal precautions in the Ebola era


Reviewing precautions for blood and body fluids will help protect both healthcare workers and the public.

Weighing the pros, cons of craniosacral therapy

Weighing the pros, cons of craniosacral therapy

The benefits of CranioSacral Therapy may not outweigh the intensive training and medical costs associated with the treatment.

Think broadly to diagnose the cause of chronic abdominal pain

Think broadly to diagnose the cause of chronic abdominal pain

When diagnosing the cause of chronic abdominal pain, a more specific history and a broad consideration of causes can help with diagnosis.

Discussing advance directives
 during a patient's first visit

Discussing advance directives
 during a patient's first visit

Doctors should start a dialogue about advance directives upon a patient's first visit to help them make decisions regarding their health care.

Education

Obstructive sleep apnea: 
an overview of treatments

Obstructive sleep apnea: 
an overview of treatments

With obstructive sleep apnea rates rising in tandem with obesity, 
primary-care providers should know about available therapeutic options.

Purple plaque on foot after swim in river

Purple plaque on foot after swim in river

A previously healthy 45-year-old white woman was transferred from an external health-care facility with vomiting, abdominal pain, and painful lesions ...

Papules on girl with Down syndrome

Papules on girl with Down syndrome

A 14-year-old girl came into the clinic with an eruption of skin-colored to red-brown papules on her neck and chest ...

A desquamating rash on an infant

A desquamating rash on an infant

A black male infant, aged 3 months, presents to the emergency room with a rash and fever. His mother reports ...

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