Weight LossIt is difficult to determine the cause of weight loss in older patients who have multiple medical and psychosocial challenges.
Photo Quiz 360A 42-year-old woman of Japanese descent presented with a 3-day history of a painful lump in her left neck.
Top PapersHS is a chronic and seriously debilitating disease that may lead to depression and significant work disability. Primary care physicians play the vital role of making an early diagnosis and determining an appropriate referral.
bacterial infectionA 69-year-old white male with a past medical history significant for ulcerative colitis requiring a total colectomy presented with complaints of progressive postprandial abdominal pain over the past 6 months.
PhotoclinicAn 83-year-old female presented to the clinic for a routine ocular health examination.
nodulesA 69-year-old female with a history of long-standing hypothyroidism was referred to our clinic for a thyroid nodule.
Staphylococcus aureusA 68-year-old male presented with a 4-day history of worsening painful rash on his lower abdomen.
Subacute Cutaneous Lupus ErythematosusA 40-year-old female presented with a several month history of rash on her chin, which was asymptomatic. She is otherwise healthy and has no other rashes.
DermclinicA 68-year-old female presented with a 3-year history of an asymptomatic 6 cm macular patch on her right breast.
Bowel obstructionA 77-year-old male with multiple medical problems presented to the emergency department complaining of right flank pain and decrease in bowel movements.
Multiple SclerosisThere has been a veritable explosion in our understanding of the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis (MS).
CommentarySearching for the poetry of life is not just another checkbox—after documenting vital signs and recording the review of systems—to be completed after each patient visit.
Doctor’s StoriesIt was the morning of December 20, 2013 and as soon as I heard my mother’s voice on the phone, I knew something had happened to my father.
asthmaSevere adult asthmatics are defined partly by the need for high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and inhaled bronchodilators and their higher incidence of nonadherence.
Blood disordersA 77-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath and intermittent left flank pain of 2- to 3-day duration.
sore throatA 21-year-old male college senior presents for evaluation and treatment of a severe sore throat of 2-day duration.
Atrial FibrillationAtrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common cardiac dysrhythmias and responsible for significant morbidity and mortality worldwide.
What’s Your Diagnosis?®A 32-year-old male construction worker presented with a painful lesion on his left sole.
Editor’s NoteAugust is National Immunization Awareness Month and with the help of the National Public Health Information Coalition, the CDC is highlighting the value of immunization for all age groups.