Pearls

Diet
Diet
08/09/2022
A 36-year-old man, is considering taking up a vegetarian diet to improve his overall health. While he loves fish and the occasional steak, he wants to maintain the healthiest possible diet.
08/09/2022
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
08/04/2022
A Florida physician and the facility at which he worked have been ordered to pay approximately $7.6 million after a bacterial infection was misdiagnosed as a sprained ankle, resulting in the patient...
08/04/2022
Diet
Diet
08/02/2022
Your patient is a 56-year-old woman with a family history of dementia. She asks you if her coffee intake would increase her risk of being diagnosed with dementia in the future.
08/02/2022
Depression
Depression
07/28/2022
After a check-up, the mother of a 16-year-old boy asks about the risks associated with cannabis use in adolescents. The mother commonly uses cannabis, and is curious about what effects it could have on her...
07/28/2022
Diabetes mellitus
Diabetes mellitus
07/26/2022
Your patient is a 36-year-old woman with a body mass index of 26 who is concerned about her risk of diabetes. She recently began exercising every day, and is curious about what changes to her diet you think...
07/26/2022
Legal Medicine
Legal Medicine
07/21/2022
After years of debate and battles surrounding California’s cap on medical malpractice awards, lawmakers have reached an agreement to replace a ballot measure raising medical malpractice caps with...
07/21/2022
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gastrointestinal Disorders
07/19/2022
Your patient is a 36-year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). At a recent appointment, she asks about lifestyle modifications that could help to lessen the...
07/19/2022
COVID-19
COVID-19
07/14/2022
A 63-year-old woman presented to the emergency department on March 21, 2020, with a sore throat and headache. She also reported that she had a heart condition.
07/14/2022
Nutrition
Nutrition
07/12/2022
Your patient is a 62-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis. While his condition is well managed through NSAIDs and antirheumatic medications, he is curious if there are any lifestyle changes he could make...
07/12/2022
otitis media
otitis media
07/07/2022
A 24-month-old boy presents with his parents to the pediatric clinic with an ear infection for the fourth time in the past year. The parents ask if there are any other treatments that may work better at...
07/07/2022