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Osteoporosis: A Clinical Review
Today’s topic will be a brittle one…. brittle regarding brittle bones.Over 10 million people in America have osteoporosis.Osteoporosis is defined...
Pediatric Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain
During a busy shift in the emergency department, while on your rotation as a student, you pick up the chart for a 10 year old male with one day of...
The First Factor Xa Reversal Agent Approved
Over 4 million people in the United States use Factor Xa Inhibitors such as Eliquis or Xarelto.These could be used for the prevention of...
Uncertain paths in medicine lead us to success
As the month of May begins, this can only mean one thing for pre-PA students, another CASPA application cycle is upon us. As I continue to help...
Peripheral Neuropathy Workup (numbness and tingling)
My feet are tingling with excitement to talk about today’s topic.I most commonly see this issue in patients with poorly controlled chronic diabetes,...
Pertussis (whooping cough): A Clinical Review
Pertussis, or widely known in communities as whooping cough, is a very contagious and transmissible disease that impacts millions around the globe...
How to Deliver Bad News as a Clinician
Sometimes it comes when I least expect it, other times it is when I most suspect it. Regardless, the visceral reaction is always the same. I open a CT...
Migraine Headache or Life Threatening Headache
Migraine headaches are frequent chief complaints to primary care offices as well as urgent care and emergency room encounters.Around 18 percent of...
Kawasaki Disease: A Clinical Review
CRASH and BURN is the well-known acronym for the diagnosis of this disease.It is an acute body wide vasculitis of the small and medium-sized arteries...
Getting pimped during clinical rotations
The act of “pimping” is very common for medical and PA students participating in rotations. Pimping is an age old term used to describe when a...