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January 2015 Cartoons

January 2015 Cartoons

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

Top 12 ways to manage diabetes during the holidays

Top 12 ways to manage diabetes during the holidays

The holidays should be an enjoyable time of year, but all of the food, parties and traveling can make it ...

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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

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: Flat footed with ankle, foot pain

Ortho Dx: Flat footed with ankle, foot pain

A patient, aged 49 years, presented to the office with left foot and ankle pain for approximately two ...

Ortho Dx: Foot pain for 10 years

Ortho Dx: Foot pain for 10 years

A patient, aged 54 years, presented to the office with right foot pain for approximately 10 years. The ...

Pediatrics

Resolving patient misconceptions about vaccines, antibiotics

Resolving patient misconceptions about vaccines, antibiotics

HealthDay News -- In order to practice evidence-based medicine and satisfy patients, patient misconceptions should be addressed, a report published ...

Derm Dx: Infant born in plastic film-like membrane

Derm Dx: Infant born in plastic film-like membrane

A patient was born encased in a membrane, which gave the infant the appearance of being wrapped in a clear, ...

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: Large, pedunculated nodule in an obese patient

Derm Dx: Large, pedunculated nodule in an obese patient

A moderately obese patient, aged 59 years, presented for evaluation of a bothersome lesion on his buttock that had been ...

Image of the Week: Erythrasma

Image of the Week: Erythrasma

This patient has erythrasma, a superficial skin infection caused by Corynebacterium species.

The Image of the Week for Dec. 28 is ...

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

Image of the Week: Conjoined twins

Image of the Week: Conjoined twins

This image features conjoined twins. They were known to be conjoined in advance of their birth, and were delivered healthy ...

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 ...

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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