An article in The New York Times recently brought my attention to a health crisis that originated in Brazil involving a mosquito-borne flavivirus.
"Factors affecting the survey ratings could include the establishment’s physical environment, friendliness of employees, wait times, and perceived value received.”
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Seizures are among the most common treatable and preventable medical conditions that require children to use emergency medical services. Optimizing home management of seizures in pediatric patients can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality in this population.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex disorder associated with overwhelming fatigue that affects >1 million people in the United States. It is characterized by several symptoms that are not improved by bed rest. These include muscle pain, fatigue, impaired memory or mental concentration, insomnia, and postexertion malaise lasting >24 hours. Although there is no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, the following techniques may help you cope with this disorder.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a nonenveloped, circular, double-stranded DNA virus that infects the basal cells of epithelial mucosa. There are >100 HPV genotypes, with approximately 40 genotypes linked to genital HPV infection.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Take this opportunity to talk to your patients and raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels associated with a lack of insulin, or the body’s inability to use insulin efficiently. Most often, diabetes is diagnosed in patients who are middle-aged and older, but can also be diagnosed in children, teens, and young people. The following terms may be useful for healthcare providers to explain when educating patients about their disease.
Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is a common distressing symptom in patients who are taking opioids. The incidence of OIC in the general population has been shown to be 41%.
Patients who present with joint pain and who have traveled recently may be infected with the chikungunya virus, which can closely mimic rheumatoid arthritis (RA). As the number of cases of chikungunya virus increases in the United States, rheumatologists and primary care physicians need to know how to distinguish between the virus and RA.
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