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  • Gunshot Wounds: A Targeted Approach Every year, about 30,000 people are treated for gunshot wounds at US hospitals--roughly 8% will die from their wounds. Learn more about how to manage these patients and how wound treatment can differ by injury site.
  • Foreign Bodies: Curious Findings Common, curious, and often challenging, foreign bodies carry a unique set of presentations, risks, and treatment options. Can you identify these foreign bodies, and do you know the appropriate steps to take?
  • On Strike or Working Overtime: 10 Endocrine Emergencies Endocrine emergencies are relatively uncommon but potentially fatal conditions that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. Learn to correctly identify and appropriately address the following 10 endocrine emergencies.
  • Are You Missing Subtle MI Clues on ECGs? Test Your Skills The subtle myocardial infarction may be easily overlooked. Could you detect the following electrocardiographic abnormalities?
  • 7 Potentially Devastating Traumatic Brain Injuries Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common global public health problem, with potential catastrophic consequences. Early recognition and prompt treatment are essential to minimize morbidity and mortality. Learn more about 7 TBI that may have devastating effects.
  • 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.
  • Sleep Disorders: Rest That Does Not Refresh Sleep disorders, from physical obstruction to neurological disease. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Urticaria Acute urticaria may be associated with life-threatening angioedema and/or anaphylactic shock. Do you know key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test your knowledge 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.
  • Fingernail and Toenail Abnormalities: Nail the Diagnosis Fingernails can provide many clues about a patient's overall health. Test your knowledge of the following fingernail abnormalities.
  • New Clinical Practice Guidelines, March 2018 Edition Stay current on new important guidelines and recommendations.
  • 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.
  • '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.'
  • Fast Five Quiz: Neck Pain Almost 85% of all neck pain results from acute or repetitive injuries or from chronic stresses and strain. Test yourself on key elements, including common symptoms and treatments, with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Back Pain Nearly two thirds of adults are affected by mechanical low back pain at some point in their lives. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • 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: Advanced Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the United States. Test your knowledge of key aspects of advanced prostate cancer with our quick quiz.
  • 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.
  • 12 Causes of Discolored Urine Changes in urine color may be the result of conditions as benign as the presence of excreted pigments or signal more serious processes such as infections or malignancies. Do you know the following causes of discolored urine?
  • Aortic Dissection Clinical manifestations of aortic dissection are often missed on initial evaluation. Is there a 'can't miss' combination of signs and symptoms to correctly identify these dangerous tears?