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Expert Insight: Discussing Sensitive Topics With Patients

Expert Insight: Discussing Sensitive Topics With Patients

Many physicians avoid asking patients about sensitive topics such substance abuse or sexual activity during routine medical histories.

Then and Now: The Crisis of Physician Suicides

Then and Now: The Crisis of Physician Suicides

Over the past few decades, physician suicide has become a staggering public health crisis that has largely been ignored.

Lupus and Pregnancy: Counseling Strategies to Ensure Optimal Outcomes

Lupus and Pregnancy: Counseling Strategies to Ensure Optimal Outcomes

Advances in the management of systemic lupus erythematosus have improved quality of life and outcomes for women who are considering pregnancy.

Interleukin-6: Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Interleukin-6: Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications in Rheumatoid Arthritis

The realization that IL-6 is implicated in many pathologic features of RA has prompted the search for IL-6-blocking agents as therapeutic options for this condition.

Opinions

Pain Management The Opioid Epidemic: Why Your Prescribing Habits Matter

The Opioid Epidemic: Why Your Prescribing Habits Matter

If physicians have a genuine interest in acting with beneficence and nonmaleficence, they should recognize that their prescribing habits have significant consequences for their patients.

Practice Management Reexamining the Role of Concierge Medicine in Primary Care

Reexamining the Role of Concierge Medicine in Primary Care

During the last decade, the number of medical students choosing internal or family medicine has dropped by approximately 80%.

Opinion Wearable Fitness Trackers: Are We Placing Too Much Faith in Them?

Wearable Fitness Trackers: Are We Placing Too Much Faith in Them?

The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.

Case Studies and Clinical Highlights

Case Study: A Syncopal Episode During a Camping Trip

Case Study: A Syncopal Episode During a Camping Trip

A 52-year-old man presents to the emergency department with dizziness and fatigue after a syncopal episode on a camping trip.

Case Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Cardiac Manifestations

Case Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Cardiac Manifestations

A 69 year old man presents joint pain (wrists, elbows, hands, and knees) and swelling with no evidence of erosions.

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Respiratory Failure in a Patient With SLE

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Respiratory Failure in a Patient With SLE

A female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus presents to the emergency department with an 8 week history of dyspnea, dysphonia, and non-productive cough.

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