An overview of porphyrias, lupus erythematosus, rosacea, drug-induced photosensitivity, polymorphous light eruption, and solar urticaria.
Understanding genetic testing allows providers to make the most of this resource in patient care.
Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are essential to mitigate the cascading events that lead to irreversible joint erosion in rheumatoid arthritis.
The condition has one fundamental pathophysiology but multiple distinct clinical presentations, including venous and neurogenic.
Recognizing red flag symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and increased substance use, is important in helping victims who are reluctant to report the assault.
Although e-cigarettes may not be considered healthy, they may be the lesser of two evils when compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Needle aponeurotomy and collagenase Clostridium histolyticum are both viable options for treating patients with Dupuytren disease.
Ruling out a physiological reason for symptoms is a good starting point for NPs and PAs caring for patients with a new psychiatric disorder.
Of the 407 listed products, 53% did not meet the CDC's Interagency Working Group's nutrition recommendations.
Many of the drug shortages were of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Calling for a ban on television advertisements for e-cigarettes follows the American College's continuing policy supporting bans on all tobacco advertising.
Each year clusters of meningitis cases break out in the U.S. in the fall and winter months, particularly among adolescents and young adults.
The mean interval in waist-circumference change in patients who drank diet soda was triple that compared with patients who did not drink diet soda.
Anal fissures can be confused with hemorrhoids in everyday primary practice but require their own treatment protocol.
Cognitive behavioral therapy may have long-term positive effects in patients with insomnia who have chronic use of hypnotic drugs.
Clinicians might need to consider an uncommon array of causes when faced with a pediatric patient suffering from abdominal ailments.
Compared with paper towels, jet air and warm air dryers in public restrooms had higher bacteria levels.
Congenital cytomegalovirus is a very common cause of birth defects, yet many primary-care providers are not well-informed about this infection.
The current infectious-disease focus is on ebola and enterovirus D68, but an old foe, rubella, is once again demanding attention.
Survey respondents were more likely to use a recommended pediatrician who also had positive online ratings.
An excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda is the most effective way to racial disparities in the prevalence of childhood obesity.
States that have enacted medical cannabis laws have seen an overall 24.8% mean drop in state-level opioid overdose mortality rates.
Airflow disturbances during sleep need to be recognized and evaluated before harm comes to the patients themselves or those around them.
Doctors need to invest in appropriate equipment, consider operation issues, legal issues.
Citing new technologies and legal protections, the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men should be reconsidered.
A new study suggests organically grown produce and grains contain less cadmium and more antioxidants.
The CDC reports that their 2012 anti-smoking campaign generated more than 100,000 additional calls to the agency's quit line.
A program incentivizing farmers' market purchases increased purchases made from those on food assistance.
Information sent by text message should be included in medical records and undergo privacy and security checks.
Using lessons from smoking bans, health care facilities should consider instituting "handshake-free zones."