A homemade solution helps keep swimmer's ear at bay.
It is often difficult to get young patients to take deep breaths. This simple penlight trick can help.
What is the best method to use when quantifying proteinuria in children and adults?
At what point is it safe to consider stopping a steroid metered-dose inhaler?
What is the most appropriate method for working up a diagnosis of fatigue?
A simple technique gets patients with Parkinson disease and dementia to ambulate.
A trick to help pediatric patients sit still during routine exams.
In patients with chronic headaches, ear or jaw pain, a tongue blade test can detect TMJ.
A tip for performing a closed reduction on a dislocated finger.
How do I do what is best for the patient if the patient cannot afford a higher level of treatment?
What is a good screening test for evaluation of closed head injury?
What constitutes a reasonable workup for neutropenia in an otherwise healthy young person?
A simple technique can help stifle patients' gag reflex.
Applying triamcinolone prior to a transdermal patch helps prevent contact dermatitis.
Soda water or seltzer can help mask the flavor of bad-tasting medicine.
Are there any studies that support eliminating foods like sugar, milk and wheat to improve Hashimoto disease symptoms?
How precisely must one follow the manufacturer's directions with regard to the amount of powder and water used in preparing infant formula?
Medication, ablation or rate control for a patient with first onset of atrial fibrillation?
Omega-3 supplements can help constipation in postmenopausal women taking calcium and vitamin D supplements.
Are there any guidelines for alternatives to cephalosporins in patients allergic to penicillin?
A patient returns after acyclovir fails to resolve a fever blister on the lip. What's the next step?
Consider unusual causes of chronic or recurrent ear pain.
Steps to follow after wound irrigation to ensure patient comfort.
How can I avoid unnecessary antibiotic use while still satisfying my patients?
Does the concentration of hypertonic saline affect intracranial pressure reduction in patients with traumatic brain injury?
A nurse practitioner shares a homemade gargling solution for patients with pharyngitis.
Would it be beneficial to give suprapharmacologic doses of vitamin D3 in cases of severe psoriasis?
A who takes acetaminophen for chronic neck and back pain awakens to a bloody nose and blood-soaked pillow. Could liver disease be to blame?
A girl with scoliosis returns to the clinic complaining of ankle pain.
Tips for improving the taste of oral electrolyte solution.
Asking medical-insurance representatives for their identification number can save time.
What is the most sensitive test to use when trying to diagnose toenail fungus?
What is the recommended treatment for patients diagnosed with dementia who are suffering with paranoia and/or hallucinations?
Is there any danger of systemic effects from chronic use of OTC steroid creams and/or ointments?
Many patients take vitamins that are more than 100% the recommended daily allowance. When do they begin to pose risks to kidney function?
Approximate proportions of skin rashes and lesions using your hand.
Advice for preventing shaving-related chafing, itching, bumps and lesions.
Many older patients take many medications, making contraindications a concern when trying to control hypertension.
When do patients benefit most from palliative care consults?
A young man presents with constant periumbilical pain, extreme weakness, anorexia, nausea, constipation, and orthostasis.
A nurse practitioner shares a tip for teaching students how to insert a speculum and locate the cervix.
Minerals in tap and bottled water can deactivate some of the hormones in thyroid medication.
A simple tip helps patients stay still during an eye exam by reducing eye pain associated with bright lights.
What are the next steps after ruling out Clostridium difficile?
A patient continues to have breakthrough bleeding while taking oral contraceptives, despite changing pills. What could be the cause?
Could vitamin D and calcium supplements be causing foul smelling urine?
Are dual-energy x ray absorptiometry scans safe for patients taking anti-seizure medication?
Does varicocele grade correlate with impotency level?
Can thyroid hormone replacement therapy affect bone density?
What considerations exist regarding the safety of using aripiprazole during pregnancy?