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Strength training tips for older patients

Strength training tips for older patients

As people age, everyday activities may not be as easy as they used to be -- carrying groceries, walking ...

Helping patients manage arthritis

Helping patients manage arthritis

A reported 1 in 5 Americans adults have been diagnosed with arthritis, according to the CDC. The term arthritis describes ...

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Allergy & Immunology

Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants

There are still a few more weeks of summer left, and your patients are spending time outdoors enjoying hikes, cookouts ...

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Food allergies are immune system reactions that many people experience after exposure to certain foods — particularly milk, eggs, peanuts ...

Diet & Nutrition

Preventing Birth Defects

Preventing Birth Defects

Not all birth defects can be prevented -- many happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows ...

Anorexia and Bulimia Warning Signs

Anorexia and Bulimia Warning Signs

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are eating disorders that cause serious medical problems. Anorexia and bulimia frequently develop during adolescence ...

Endocrinology

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is ...

Menopause Symptoms & Complications

Menopause Symptoms & Complications

Menopause is the cessation of the fertile period of a woman's life that usually occurs between the ages of 45 ...

Infectious Diseases

Cooking Safely on Thanksgiving

Cooking Safely on Thanksgiving

Did you know outbreaks of one of the most common cause of bacterial food poisoning, Clostridium perfringens, coincide with the ...

Immunizing against vaccine-preventable diseases

Immunizing against vaccine-preventable diseases

Recognized as one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, immunization saves an estimated 2 to 3 million lives every ...

Neurology

Alzheimer disease

Alzheimer disease

Alzheimer disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ...

Orthopedics

Wrist Pain in a Young Athlete

Wrist Pain in a Young Athlete

A teenager complains of pain in the left wrist, yet manifests no localized swelling and exhibits symmetric bilateral range of ...

Tests to assess ACL rupture

Tests to assess ACL rupture

Conducting a thorough clinical examination, along with MRI, provides the most accurate noninvasive source of information for pathological findings of ...

Pediatrics

Water Safety

Water Safety

The onset of summer comes with increased water activity across the country. But going for a dip is not all ...

Diagnosing acute otitis media

Diagnosing acute otitis media

Ear infections are one of the most common diagnoses in sick children in the United States. It is estimated that ...

Pulmonology

Acute and chronic bronchitis

Acute and chronic bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is very common among both children and adults and is generally caused by lung infections. Approximately 90% of ...

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. This is true for ...

Cardiovascular Disease

Hypertension & Associated Complications

Hypertension & Associated Complications

One in three U.S. adults has hypertension, the CDC estimates, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the ...

Hyperlipidemia & Coronary Heart Disease

Hyperlipidemia & Coronary Heart Disease

Approximately one in every six adults — 16.3% of the U.S. adult population— has hyperlipidemia, or high cholesterol. People with ...

Dermatology

Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants

There are still a few more weeks of summer left, and your patients are spending time outdoors enjoying hikes, cookouts ...

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2

The majority of recurrent oral herpes cases are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and the majority of ...

Geriatrics

Strength training tips for older patients

Strength training tips for older patients

As people age, everyday activities may not be as easy as they used to be -- carrying groceries, walking ...

Recognizing and Treating Heat Emergencies

Recognizing and Treating Heat Emergencies

Heat emergencies are caused primarily by prolonged exposure to extreme heat and occur when a person's core body temperature rises ...

Men's Health

When to Screen for Prostate Cancer

When to Screen for Prostate Cancer

Screening for prostate cancer has long been part of the yearly checkup for many men. Although this procedure may reduce ...

Clinical Quiz: Elderly Man with Anorexia and Acute Renal Failure

Clinical Quiz: Elderly Man with Anorexia and Acute Renal Failure

A 75-year-old man presented to the emergency department with weakness, anorexia, and nausea, and was found to have acute renal ...

Ob/GYN

Preventing Birth Defects

Preventing Birth Defects

Not all birth defects can be prevented -- many happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows ...

Stages of Pregnancy

Stages of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is measured in trimesters from the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period (LMP) and normally lasts about ...

Pain Management

Neuropathic Pain Symptoms & Treatment

Neuropathic Pain Symptoms & Treatment

Nerve damage affects approximately 20 million Americans. There more than 100 different types of nerve damage with a range of ...

Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints without detectable inflammation. It ...

Psychology

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event.

When ...

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms and Treatment

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms and Treatment

Bipolar disorder, formerly known as “manic-depressive disorder,” is mood disorder in which the individual most commonly experiences episodes of depression ...

Rheumatology

Recognizing systemic lupus erythematosus

Recognizing systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain and other organs. ...

Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints without detectable inflammation. It ...

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