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What is the pediatrician’s role in marijuana use?

I recently listened to DDx, a new podcast from Figure1. In their third episode, a 37-year-old man presents to the emergency department in the middle of the night with persistent vomiting and retching. He is highly vocal and agitated. Upon questioning, he reveals that he experiences these episodes frequently and previous investigations have...

Arthritis Treatment: Tibiofemoral Osteoarthritis, Diagnosis and Treatment

The most common presentation of osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK) is involvement of the tibiofemoral joint, the space between the femur (upper leg bone) and the tibia (the larger of the two lower leg bones.) These are the two surface areas that contain the largest amount of hyaline cartilage inside the knee. As mentioned earlier, hyaline...

Antidepressant use and the climbing charge of the suicide

It's not clear whether or not Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have been getting drug remedy for despair. What is evident is that suicide within the U.S. has by no means been larger at the same time as the usage of SSRI antidepressants has additionally by no means been larger. One in each eight American adults just...

Remembering the age of polio

“Polio. I’ve seen polio.” Final evening, I used to be talking with one of the skilled pediatricians I’ve ever met, Dr. Jack Burstiner. I’ve identified him for 50 years. I might have identified him even longer if I had been born earlier. He lived in my neighborhood, two doorways down. He was my pediatrician. Jack...

Influenza in youngsters: decreasing the loss of life price

Christopher Johnson, MD | Circumstances | Might three, 2018 A current article and accompanying commentary within the journal Pediatrics describe what we presently learn about youngsters who've died from influenza over the previous decade or extra. The Facilities for Illness Management (CDC) has collected details about this for the reason that 2003-2004 influenza season. In that first report, there have been 153 deaths....

Vaccine opponents suppose they know greater than medical specialists. Why is that?

One of the contentious areas of well being coverage over the previous twenty years has been the security of vaccination. Vaccines forestall the outbreak of illnesses that was once widespread, like polio, and scientific consensus strongly helps their security. But many Individuals refuse or delay the vaccination of their kids out of concern...

Being a mother doesn’t make you a medical skilled

As a mother to 2 little ladies, I perceive the lure of on-line boards. With so many accessible instruments — together with Google, Instagram, and on-line help teams like Fb teams — earlier than a father or mother brings their youngster to the physician, they may inevitably first submit their inquiry on-line. They submit...

What the information neglected about K2

Lately, greater than 70 individuals overdosed on K2 within the New Haven Inexperienced, a public park close to Yale -- in sooner or later. Within the chaos, a number of municipal workers and emergency providers personnel ran frantically to assist numerous people who might or might not have wished assist. The day after,...

A cardiac evaluation before initiating treatment for GERD

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 60-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-week history of substernal chest pain. The pain is dull, nonradiating, and unrelated to activities. Sometimes the pain is worse after eating spicy foods and can be occasionally triggered by emotional stress. She...

Consolation in my last hours

My identify is Lucy. I've stage IV liver most cancers. I needed the whole lot executed — regardless that the medical doctors instructed me this illness is terminal. My household, my church and my buddies have been praying for “the remedy.” Although I believed in God and the hereafter, I wasn’t able to go. 74-years-old...


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