Print Issue: February 01, 2016
Education of high risk populations and regular testing are crucial steps clinicians can take to stem the spread of hepatitis C infection.
A nurse divulges a patient’s sexually transmitted
disease to his girlfriend, who happens to be the nurse’s sister-in-law.
Erythromycin ointment may be prescribed in place of bacitracin when performing facial laceration repair or sutures.
A patient with a history of a carcionid tumor on their appendix did not return to a physician for follow up.
The annual incidence of kidney stones has increased 16% between 1997 and 2012
A clinician expresses concerns about potentially misleading flu vaccination information for pregnant women.
Although small studies show potential efficacy of medical marijuana in treatment of specific conditions, insufficient evidence exists for clinicians to recommend or prescribe to patients.
Eating more potatoes before pregnancy may be associated with greater risk of gestational diabetes mellitus,
The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.
Contaminated water leads to high rates of birth defects, thyroid cancer, and spontaneous abortions.
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