Pediatrics

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Misplaced fear

When it comes to Ebola, the public is demonstrating its fear and paranoia with measures ranging from buying personal hazmat suits to excluding children from schools who were in...

Ophthalmology

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Assessing, improving your physician management style, part 3

Finally, I’d like you to score yourself on the following quiz, filling in the blank lines with one of the following four words: “Always” —...

Optometry

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BLOG: A bump on the road to health care reform

As part of my traditional December activity, I review the work of 2014 and try to make plans for the New Year. Looking forward, I see a number of clouds...

Orthopedics

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Patella alta, patellar instability: Complex interplay between patellar height, instability and other risk factors

During normal patellar tracking, the patella engages in the trochlea at around 30°...

Cardiology

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A question of optimal DAPT duration in clinical practice

Results of the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy study, better known as DAPT, were recently presented at the American Heart Association Scientific...

Endocrinology

Friday, October 24, 2014

Unexpected vertebral fractures

Steve (not his real name) presented to the clinic with a recent history of vertebral fractures. He is 68 inches tall, weighs in at 170 lb., with a BMI of 26, and a pain...

Pediatrics

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Plagues throughout history and the doctors who treated them: Part 1

With the Ebola crisis in full swing (again), it seems like a good time to review the history of the physician’s responses to...

Orthotics Prosthetics

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Behind the pink ribbon

It was 1992 and The New York Times had declared it “The Year of the Ribbon.” Yellow ribbons were well known for remembrance of soldiers and the red ribbon had been...

Dermatology

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rejuvenation of the Aging Neck

The long, slender neck is a symbol of youth, beauty and elegance. When the aging process hits the neck and lower face, it creeps silently upon us, until suddenly, one...

Infectious disease

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Protect your patients traveling to polio-infected countries

In 1988, when the global polio eradication effort began, there were an estimated 350,000 paralytic cases, about 1,000 cases per day on ...

Hematology Oncology

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Bringing colorectal cancer into the spotlight

Still in the shadow of public and medical attention, yet quite infamous, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the...

Psychiatry

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

What happens to autistic children when they get older?

The increased prevalence of autism, now estimated between 1 and 88 children and 1 and 50 males will present a sizeable challenge to the...