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Alternative Meds Update

Gold may possess anti-inflammatory agents

Gold may possess anti-inflammatory agents

The use of gold therapy as an anticancer agent appears promising, as does its more common use as a DMARD.

Alternative Meds Update D-mannose: an effective antibiotic alternative

D-mannose: an effective antibiotic alternative

D-mannose is a simple sugar that can be used as an effective alternative to antibiotics in a number of conditions.

Stat Consult Stat Consult: Lyme disease

Stat Consult: Lyme disease

The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, is an obligate parasite and the most common tick-borne infection in North America and Europe.

Alternative Meds Update Bromelain as a proteolytic enzyme

Bromelain as a proteolytic enzyme

Found in pineapple, bromelain is a well known proteolytic enzyme.

Clinical Challenge Cultural considerations in diabetes: controlling HbA1c in a patient observing Ramadan

Cultural considerations in diabetes: controlling HbA1c in a patient observing Ramadan

A patient with type 2 diabetes is undergoing dialysis and needs to control his HbA1c levels while fasting during Ramadan.

Features Domestic minor sex trafficking: missed clinical opportunities

Domestic minor sex trafficking: missed clinical opportunities

An awareness of the risks and red flags among adolescent patients who are being trafficked for sex is key to intervention in this vulnerable population.

Clinical Challenge An unusual cause 
of respiratory distress in an infant

An unusual cause 
of respiratory distress in an infant

A congenital condition is found in an infant with respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Alternative Meds Update Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent

Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent

Slippery elm may be beneficial for patients with GI complaints.

Features Pesticides and 
Parkinson's disease

Pesticides and 
Parkinson's disease

Increasing evidence has shown a link between pesticide exposure and the risk for Parkinson's disease. How real is this link on the golf course?

Stat Consult Stat consult: Zika virus

Stat consult: Zika virus

Between 75% and 80% of Zika virus infections are asymptomatic.

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