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  • New Clinical Practice Guidelines, May 2018 Edition Stay current on new important guidelines and recommendations.
  • Lyme Disease and 4 Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses Ticks can carry and transmit a wide array of pathogens that can cause diseases in humans. Learn more about Lyme disease and become familiar with four emerging tick-borne diseases.
  • Chronic Splenomegaly in a 10-Year-Old Boy A 10-year-old boy presents with splenomegaly lasting several years. Are you able to identify the correct diagnosis?
  • Cutaneous and Mucosal Manifestations of Viral Diseases Viral infections can cause a range of cutaneous and mucosal manifestations, from isolated lesions to generalized exanthems. Learn more about recognizing and managing the findings associated with various viruses.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one cause of death globally. Are you familiar with key aspects involved in modifying risk factors for CVD? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Alzheimer Disease: Diagnostic Challenges Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and one of the major causes of disability in later life. Learn more about how to diagnose AD in clinical settings, especially before it reaches its end stage.
  • New Clinical Practice Guidelines, March 2018 Edition Stay current on new important guidelines and recommendations.
  • 8 Cases of Food Poisoning: Find the Pathogen Responsible Approximately 1 in 6 Americans will contract food poisoning this year. Review our slideshow for the signs and symptoms that can lead you to the correct diagnosis and treatment of foodborne diseases.
  • E-Cigarettes: A Hard Conversation, but Worth Having Although e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems are growing in popularity, uncertainty surrounds these products, and federal regulations are lacking. Thus, health professionals must provide accurate information that will aid patients' decision making.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Deadly Skin Cancers Although many skin cancers are highly curable if detected early and appropriately treated, certain types are particularly aggressive and have a propensity for invasion and metastasis.
  • Hypothermia and Localized Cold Injury Hypothermia has dramatic effects on many physiologic processes and organ systems (eg, cardiovascular and neurologic). Exposure to low temperatures can also cause localized cold injuries. How can you best bring your patient in from the cold?
  • 'Tis the Season for Gout Holiday-related overindulgence in certain foods and beverages--including shellfish, processed foods, and alcohol--can cause gout attacks. Test your knowledge of the 'disease of kings.'
  • Chronic Alcohol Abuse: Complications and Consequences People who chronically abuse alcohol are at increased risk for cirrhosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Learn more about the potentially devastating complications of excessive, long-term alcohol use.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Nicotine Addiction and Cessation Nicotine addiction is the second-leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of preventable death. As 'New Year's resolution' season approaches, test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF is a chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause that primarily occurs in older adults. How do you identify and manage this frequently fatal condition?
  • Obesity: How to Diagnose and Treat an Epidemic The adverse consequences of obesity are much more complex than simply being an imbalance between energy intake and energy output. Learn the pathophysiology behind this epidemic and how to diagnose and treat this multifactorial disease.
  • 11 Community-Acquired Infections From outbreaks of Legionnaires disease to the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant disorders, community-acquired infections have become an increasing focus in the healthcare community and in the media. Learn more about 11 of these conditions.
  • Tattoo Skin Reactions: Allergies and Infections Decorative tattoos have become increasingly popular around the world--accompanied by a rise in related complications. Can you identify the following tattoo skin reactions?
  • 14 Rashes You Need to Know: Common Dermatologic Diagnoses Skin rashes are common patient complaints. Although many symptoms overlap, there are identifiable factors for each disease. Can you identify these rashes?