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Distorted body image not just a girl problem

Distorted body image not just a girl problem

Clinicians are seeing more boys with eating disorders and/or complications related to inappropriate diets, supplement use and steroid use.

My patient, myself? Not always!

My patient, myself? Not always!

How should you answer when a patient asks, "What would you do if you were me?"

Obesity: A preventable risk factor for cancer?

Obesity: A preventable risk factor for cancer?

Obesity is a well known risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases but also for many types of cancer.

Managing speech-delayed patients

Managing speech-delayed patients

Screening for speech deficiencies at each visit can identify potential delays and target interventions to achieve milestones.

Why dietary-protein intake matters

Why dietary-protein intake matters

Ensure your patients' dietary protein intake meets recommended levels of 10% to 35% of caloric intake.

Nephrotoxic medications for patients on dialysis

Nephrotoxic medications for patients on dialysis

Can drugs that are contraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment be used in individuals with ESRD who are actively receiving hemodialysis?

HIV complacency can be deadly

HIV complacency can be deadly

It's been 32 years since the CDC published the first HIV case report, and too many Americans no longer view the disease as a serious illness.

We can impact the obesity epidemic

We can impact the obesity epidemic

Providing weight-loss guidance on an ongoing basis to your patients can make a difference in the nation's war on obesity.

How to just say 'no' to a patient

How to just say 'no' to a patient

Paying attention to patients' instincts is important, but clinicians should be aware appropriate ways to say "No" to a demanding patient.

Retail medicine: A final sale?

Retail medicine: A final sale?

On the surface, the emergence of so-called "retail medicine" fills a niche. In reality, the concept may be more controversial.