Travel Medicine

Melatonin may help treat jet lag disorder

Melatonin may help treat jet lag disorder

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Jet lag occurs when there is a change in the circadian rhythm caused by a change in time zones and may be related to melatonin dysregulation.

Travel warning issued after Ebola outbreak worsens in West Africa

Travel warning issued after Ebola outbreak worsens in West Africa

Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries.

CDC: West Nile virus cost U.S. nearly $800 million

CDC: West Nile virus cost U.S. nearly $800 million

Costs attributable to care, lost productivity over 14 year period much higher than previously reported.

CDC issues chikungunya warning to Caribbean travelers

CDC issues chikungunya warning to Caribbean travelers

First 10 cases confirmed in the Western hemisphere detected among non-travelers in St. Martin.

Malaria uptick prompts travel medicine warnings

Malaria uptick prompts travel medicine warnings

Majority of U.S. malaria cases imported in 2011, highlighting importance of malaria prevention efforts in travelers.

An unexpected finding during a routine Pap smear

An unexpected finding during a routine Pap smear

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I tried to keep my voice steady, as I described what looked like an inch-long piece of cooked linguine attached to the patient's buttock.

CDC: Chagas disease may be overlooked in newborns

CDC: Chagas disease may be overlooked in newborns

U.S. health officials are emphasizing the need for increased awareness of Chagas disease among at-risk mothers and their offspring, after identifying the first congenital case in a Virginia baby.

Tips for interpreting elevated hepatic enzymes

Tips for interpreting elevated hepatic enzymes

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Evaluating abnormal hepatic enzymes is common in primary care practice and understanding the causes is essential for developing proper treatment plans.

Demystifying the liver and its diseases

Demystifying the liver and its diseases

An understanding of the liver and its functions will provide the tools to perform a basic workup of patients suspected of having hepatic disease.

The effects of two boat trips linger even after coming ashore

The effects of two boat trips linger even after coming ashore

After vacationing on a houseboat, a woman could not stop feeling like she was rocking, especially when walking.

Burning rash spreads from the trunk to the rest of the body

Burning rash spreads from the trunk to the rest of the body

A Fite stain leads to the correct diagnosis of these lesions in a man originally from Micronesia.

Chemoprophylaxis for traveler's diarrhea

Travel medicine clinicians may consider advising patients to pack a medical kit with antibiotics to self-treat traveler's diarrhea.

Travel medicine knowledge essential in age of globalization

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About 50% of people who travel to developing countries develop an illness. Find out how to prevent them with this travel medicine update from the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 39th Annual PA Meeting.

U.S. TB rates reach record low

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Despite advances in disease prevention, nation's 2010 tuberculosis eradication goal not met.

Natural food supplement to prevent malaria

Is the low-toxicity natural agent artemisinin beneficial in malaria prophylaxis?

Fever, arthralgias and leg pain after trip to Costa Rica

Fever, arthralgias and leg pain after trip to Costa Rica

Rocky Mountain spotted fever was suspected, but that disease is not endemic to Central America.

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