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Make a permanent mark on your patient's asthma treatment

Make a permanent mark on your patient's asthma treatment


I have my patients bring all of their pumps to me and will write on the plastic canister with a Sharpie permanent marker.

Easing a female patient into her first pelvic exam

Easing a female patient into her first pelvic exam


Always, always hand the speculum to a woman who has come in for her first pelvic exam, and allow her to check it out.

Electronic medical records:
 this time, it's personal

Electronic medical records:
 this time, it's personal 


I requested from our EMR [electronic medical record] provider the ability to add a "sticky note" to our client records.

Overcoming voiding problems in young patients

Overcoming voiding problems in young patients


An easier path to punch biopsy of the scalp

An easier path to punch biopsy of the scalp


For throat swabs, don't call off the dogs

For throat swabs, don't call off the dogs


Lymph node clues to conjunctivitis

Lymph node clues to conjunctivitis


Removing objects from the nose

Removing objects from the nose

A solid plan for written plans

A solid plan for written plans


Self-monitoring for HTN awareness

Self-monitoring for HTN awareness


Could exposure to herpes zoster actually help clinicians?

Could exposure to herpes zoster actually help clinicians? 


Herpes zoster represents the emergence of latent virus, specifically the varicella virus.

What does persistent polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis look like?

What does persistent polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis look like?


Middle-aged females who smoke are the most common demographic group diagnosed with persistent polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis.

Antidepressants and suicide risk

Antidepressants and suicide risk


Over the last two decades, the prescribing of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) has decreased due to their unfavorable side-effect profile.

Tretinoin or adapalene?

Tretinoin or adapalene?


The main difference between adapalene and tretinoin is tolerability.

What is it about dialysis that improves psoriasis?

What is it about dialysis that improves psoriasis?

Numbing a wound on infected skin

Numbing a wound on infected skin 


Incision and drainage on already infected skin structures can always be uncomfortable for the patient.

The need for vitamin supplements among older patients

The need for vitamin supplements among older patients

Vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin A have been shown to be beneficial during the aging process.

Go gluten-free for psoriasis?

Go gluten-free for psoriasis?


Anyone who decides to eliminate gluten from his or her diet should first consult a dietitian for guidance.

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