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March 2015 Cartoons

March 2015 Cartoons

The Clinical Advisor aims to provide a smile or chuckle to help you through the long hours you spend practicing ...

The Affordable Care Act 5 years later

The Affordable Care Act 5 years later

Nearly 600 nurse practitioners and physician assistants responded to The Clinical Advisor’s Affordable Care Act survey between December 2014 and ...

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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

10 fitness apps to encourage physical activity

10 fitness apps to encourage physical activity

Fitness applications (apps) for smartphones have enjoyed increasing popularity in recent years. A recent study, “Implementationof Behavior Change Techniques in ...

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 ...

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

Derm Dx: Itchy rash on the groin

Derm Dx: Itchy rash on the groin

A patient, aged 65 years, presented with complaints of an itchy rash in her groin. The patient had hypertension and ...

When to suspect Ebola

When to suspect Ebola

Updated 10/6/14. Information courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Compiled by Brianne Aiken, Hannah Dellabella, and ...

Neurology

Image of the Week: Yellow cerebral spinal fluid

Image of the Week: Yellow cerebral spinal fluid

This yellow spinal fluid (CSF) was drawn from a patient, aged 26 years, who was diagnosed with HIV.

The Image of ...

Alzheimer disease

Alzheimer disease

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

Orthopedics

Ortho Dx: Thigh pain after fall

Ortho Dx: Thigh pain after fall

A patient, aged 2 years, presented to the emergency department (ED) after falling off his bed at home.

The ...

Ortho Dx: Popping sensation in the ankle

Ortho Dx: Popping sensation in the ankle

A patient, aged 20 years, presented with ankle pain four months after an open reduction and internal fixation ...

Pediatrics

Ortho Dx: Thigh pain after fall

Ortho Dx: Thigh pain after fall

A patient, aged 2 years, presented to the emergency department (ED) after falling off his bed at home.

The ...

Derm Dx: Multiple papules on the back since infancy

Derm Dx: Multiple papules on the back since infancy

A patient, aged two years, presented with his mother for routine follow-up. The patient’s mother reported he had a skin ...

Pulmonology

Image of the Week: Diphtheria

Image of the Week: Diphtheria

This patient has been diagnosed with diphtheria, an upper respiratory tract illness which has largely been eradicated by the use ...

Image of the Week: Bullous emphysema

Image of the Week: Bullous emphysema

Bullous emphysema, seen most frequently in smokers, is characterized by damage to the alveolar walls, causing the formation of large ...

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

Derm Dx: Black, velvetly coating of the tongue

Derm Dx: Black, velvetly coating of the tongue

A patient, aged 61 years, was referred because of the recent onset of darkening on the surface of his tongue. ...

Derm Dx: Lesions on the chest and back

Derm Dx: Lesions on the chest and back

A patient, aged 28 years, presented with complaints of lesions on the chest and back. He reported having this outbreak ...

Geriatrics

Image of the Week: Clock draw test

Image of the Week: Clock draw test

The clock draw test can be a window into the mind of a patient with dementia. Certain types of dementia ...

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 ...

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

Ortho Dx: Low back, pelvic pain following childbirth

Ortho Dx: Low back, pelvic pain following childbirth

A patient, aged 45 years, presented to the office with a 5 year history of lower back and ...

Derm Dx: Four-month rash on the breast

Derm Dx: Four-month rash on the breast

A patient, aged 45 years, presented to the office with complaints of a rash on her breast for four months.

Pain Management

Ortho Dx: Dramatic, worsening hip pain

Ortho Dx: Dramatic, worsening hip pain

A patient, aged 45 years, presented with hip pain in her left side for 6 months. The pain ...

Ortho Dx: Low back, pelvic pain following childbirth

Ortho Dx: Low back, pelvic pain following childbirth

A patient, aged 45 years, presented to the office with a 5 year history of lower back and ...

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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