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Breaking the silence about congenital cytomegalovirus

Breaking the silence about congenital cytomegalovirus

Congenital cytomegalovirus is a very common cause of birth defects, yet many primary-care providers are not well-informed about this infection.

Clinical Challenge Elevated blood glucose, weight loss in patient with type 1 diabetes

Elevated blood glucose, weight loss in patient with type 1 diabetes

A patient, Ms. B., was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago.

Alternative Meds Update Biotin supplements for prenatal care and more

Biotin supplements for prenatal care and more

Increasing biotin levels by supplement or by ingesting more biotin-rich foods may result in important benefits.

Clinical Challenge Hypoglycemia in an ambulatory-care setting

Hypoglycemia in an ambulatory-care setting

A type 1 diabetes patient presents to an outpatient facility agitated and slurring his words. Emergency medical help was called to assist the patient.

Features Don't overlook the resurgence of rubella

Don't overlook the resurgence of rubella


The current infectious-disease focus is on ebola and enterovirus D68, but an old foe, rubella, is once again demanding attention.

Clinical Challenge Managing type 2 diabetes in an outpatient setting

Managing type 2 diabetes in an outpatient setting

How would you help maximize this patient's diabetes therapy, hypertension management, and reduce leg cramps?

Alternative Meds Update Craniosacral therapy may be helpful, but not curative

Craniosacral therapy may be helpful, but not curative

Due to the limited amount of high-quality human studies, craniosacral therapy should not be suggested as a first-line treatment.

Features Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Adolescent risk-taking: salt and ice challenge

Young people might not understand the health consequences of participating in stunts that help them feel like part of the crowd.

Clinical Challenge Preoperative management in a patient with type 2 diabetes

Preoperative management in a patient with type 2 diabetes

After a patient's elective surgery was postponed due to glucose readings, an assessment of his medical profile and history were evaluated to manage his type 2 diabetes mellitus complications.

Features Provider/pharmacist collaboration reduces flu visits

Provider/pharmacist collaboration reduces flu visits

A key element of the collaborative practice agreement is communication.

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