Advisor Forum

Your Comments Readers weigh in on non-narcotic treatment options for patients with musculoskeletal pain

Readers weigh in on non-narcotic treatment options for patients with musculoskeletal pain


Readers provide more suggestions for treating musculoskeletal pain.

Consultations Non-narcotic analgesics for musculoskeletal pain

Non-narcotic analgesics for musculoskeletal pain

Which non-narcotic analgesics are best for treating musculoskeletal pain?

Your Comments Timing of meningococcal vaccine

Timing of meningococcal vaccine

Timing of a recent administration of the meningococcal vaccination cannot be ignored.

Your Comments Cannabidiol as medicine

Cannabidiol as medicine

Could cannabidiol (CBD) be an acceptable use of medical marijuana?

Your Comments A need for early autism screening

A need for early autism screening

Earlier interventions lead to better outcomes in autism.

Case Files Hair loss after steroid injections

Hair loss after steroid injections

A patient begins rapidly losing her hair after an epidural steroid injection.

Clinical Pearls Steroid and rescue inhalers

Steroid and rescue inhalers

A clinician offers a tip helping patients remember to use their steroid inhalers.

Your Comments MRI after breast cancer diagnosis

MRI after breast cancer diagnosis

Despite the guideline, clinicians may choose to order MRI's for patients with dense breasts.

Your Comments No thanks, on full practice authority

No thanks, on full practice authority

A clinician weighs in on the potential harms of full practice authority for Nurse Practitioners.

Consultations A side effect of the flu vaccine?

A side effect of the flu vaccine?

A clinician questions wonders if there is a connection between cardiac arrhythmia and the flu vaccine.

Clinical Pearls Erythromycin for facial lacerations

Erythromycin for facial lacerations

Erythromycin ointment may be prescribed in place of bacitracin when performing facial laceration repair or sutures.

Case Files Carcinoid appendix

Carcinoid appendix


A patient with a history of a carcionid tumor on their appendix did not return to a physician for follow up.

Your Comments Flu vaccine in pregnant women

Flu vaccine in pregnant women

A clinician expresses concerns about potentially misleading flu vaccination information for pregnant women.

Your Comments Contaminated water and cancer

Contaminated water and cancer

Contaminated water leads to high rates of birth defects, thyroid cancer, and spontaneous abortions.

Your Comments Avoiding labeling patients 
as noncompliant

Avoiding labeling patients 
as noncompliant

Clinicians should avoid labeling their patients as noncompliant.

Your Comments More reader comments on ethical issues regarding use of IUDs

More reader comments on ethical issues regarding use of IUDs

More readers weigh in on the ethical issues surrounding the use of intrauterine devices.

Consultations Laser therapy for onychomycosis of the toenails

Laser therapy for onychomycosis of the toenails


What is the mechanism of action for laser treatment for onychomycosis of the toenails?

Your Comments Ethical concerns with IUDs

Ethical concerns with IUDs


For women who are pro-life advocates, copper IUD devices that prevent fertilization may be an acceptable alternative.

Your Comments Pap smears, HPV, and screening
 for cervical cancer

Pap smears, HPV, and screening
 for cervical cancer


Confusion surrounds the current screening recommendations and guidelines.

Your Comments Enlarging brown spots:
 a misdiagnosed solar lentigo?

Enlarging brown spots:
 a misdiagnosed solar lentigo?

This patient presented for the evaluation of enlarging brown spots.

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