Family Practice Recertification | July 2015

Family Practice Recertification

Martin Quan, MD
"If it tastes good, it must be bad for you" is an adage frequently espoused by mothers everywhere in efforts to influence what their children eat. Chocolate, ice cream, bacon, cheeseburgers, and French fries are just some of the foods I remember, which would evoke such a sentiment expressed by my mother during childhood.
Frank J. Domino, MD
Using a questionnaire based survey of children from Scandinavia, these authors correlated asthma, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis, and found lower rates of these outcomes in those who hand washed as opposed to those who machine washed their dishes.
Frank J. Domino, MD
With muscle supplements being a popular addition to exercise regiments their potential health risks also remain a concern.
Frank J. Domino, MD
This trial was designed to determine if pathologists can uniformly interpret breast biopsies and found them to be inconsistent approximately 25% of the time.
Frank J. Domino, MD
A review of men in Finland showed varying amount of time in the sauna showed benefits in preventing heart disease.
Frank J. Domino, MD
Could the amount of caffeine men drink affect their likelihood of developing erectile dysfunction?
Martin Quan, MD
A 59-year-old male with a history of hypertension and type 2 diabetes is admitted by you foratrial fibrillation found on routine examination. He indicates that the only symptoms he has experienced is tiredness for the last few weeks and mild dyspnea on exertion. He has not had any previous episodes of AF.
James D. Collins, MD
This 63-year-old man with diabetes was hospitalized for bronchitis in a local community hospital and found to be anemic.
This month, we will consider what is probably an underutilized class of medications – anticonvulsants – in treating many types of chronic pain syndromes.
Daniel Schimmel, MD, MS
A 47 year old woman with no past medical history presented with back pain a month prior, and an MRI of the lumbar spine was performed and demonstrated a mass protruding into S1 concerning for hemangioma.

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