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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.

Clinical Challenge Odorous stools, laboratory abnormalities after gastric bypass surgery

Odorous stools, laboratory abnormalities after gastric bypass surgery

A patient comes to her yearly nutrition check-up 11 years after undergoing gastric bypass surgery with reports of loose stools with significant odor several times per day.

Features Osteoarthritis: conservative treatment options

Osteoarthritis: conservative treatment options

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems encountered in primary care, and conservative treatment can improve patients' quality of life.

Features Medical nutrition
 therapy in diabetes

Medical nutrition
 therapy in diabetes

Developing personalized nutrition goals with a registered dietitian
can be effective in managing non-insulin-dependent diabetes.

Alternative Meds Update Chromotherapy as treatment for medical conditions

Chromotherapy as treatment for medical conditions

Chromotherapy focuses on rebalancing patients' chakras.

Features Current and emerging medications for psoriasis

Current and emerging medications for psoriasis

A number of therapeutic options exist for patients with psoriasis, including phototherapy and systemic and biologic agents.

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