Advisor Forum

Consultations Zika virus: a primary care response

Zika virus: a primary care response

Healthcare professionals should be educated about the hallmark signs and symptoms of the Zika virus.

Case Files A case of G6PD deficiency

A case of G6PD deficiency

Patients with G6PD should avoid triggers of oxidative stress.

Clinical Pearls A tip for encouraging exercise

A tip for encouraging exercise

Patients should be encouraged to incorporate daily exercise into their treatment regimen.

Clinical Pearls Thyroid antibodies

Thyroid antibodies

When symptoms of thyroid disease are present, clinicians should check thyroid antibodies even if thyroid function is normal.

Clinical Pearls Alternative treatment options for chronic pain

Alternative treatment options for chronic pain

Ice is among alternative recommendations for treatment of chronic pain.

Clinical Pearls Assessing for rebound tenderness

Assessing for rebound tenderness

Pediatric clinicians can avoid causing pain by using an alternative technique to assess for rebound tenderness.

Clinical Pearls In place of vaginal steroid cream

In place of vaginal steroid cream

Itching is a serious concern for patients with atrophic vaginitis, and alternative treatments can help.

Your Comments Suboxone: the methadone of the decade

Suboxone: the methadone of the decade

One clinician feels that suboxone is not the answer to the opioid crisis.

Your Comments Improving health literacy

Improving health literacy


Rather than identify patients as having low health literacy, it is recommended that clinicians use Universal Health Literacy Precautions.

Your Comments Identifying cervical lesions

Identifying cervical lesions


One clinician took issue with the image published in a January 2016 Clinical Advisor article.

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