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Shingrix vs Zostavax

The FDA has recently approved a new vaccine for Varicella Zoster Virus named Shingrix for all those 50 years and older. Since 2006, all that's...
temporal arteritis

Temporal Arteritis: don’t lose sight of the diagnosis

Temporal arteritis, also known as giant cell arteritis, is an inflammatory vasculitis of the small and medium arteries that originate from the aortic arch. It...
asymptomatic hematuria

Asymptomatic Hematuria

Today’s clinical question/topic, that I will discuss, is how much blood in the urine is too much? What if it's asymptomatic hematuria? The short answer,...

Tackling low back pain

It’s a Monday morning and you open the electronic medical record to see a slew of patients scheduled with everyone’s favorite chief complaint:...

BRCA 1 and BRCA Cancer Risks

Today we will be discussing BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the diagnosed patient.  We will talk about the recommended surveillance schedule, as well as...
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Clinical Review

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that is characterized by altered gastrointestinal habits and chronic abdominal discomfort. This condition is reportedly very underdiagnosed, but...
Colon Cancer Screening

Colon Cancer Screening

Many of you, as primary care providers, might know the difficulties that come along with colon cancer screening. Oftentimes, patients are fearful, and there...

Acute Prostatitis: A Clinical Review

Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland, which is most commonly infectious in origin. Prostatitis may be acute or chronic, but this article will...

The Truth about Pediatric Fever

It was my first week practicing medicine. I must admit, I was drowning. I did not feel prepared for family medicine. I felt like I...

Herpes Zoster – Managing Your Patient’s Pain

What is Herpes Zoster The rash of herpes zoster is a manifestation of re-activated varicella zoster virus that impacts almost one million patients per year....