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Pediatric physeal fractures have traditionally been described by the five-part Salter-Harris classification system. Type I fractures occur through the growth plate. These injuries may present with normal radiographs and the diagnosis is often made clinically when tenderness is palpated over the ...
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I’ve recently begun sharing my artwork with some of my patients and they love it. It’s always interesting to present information in a way that captures someone’s attention, especially when they may have otherwise ignored it.
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We've heard it before: antibiotics just don't work for viral infections. Docs know this, and I think most patients know this, but it's an addiction we've had a hard time shaking. Docs overprescribe because it's fast, it's easy, and it (might) increase patient satisfaction and return visits.
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You ask your patient to follow instructions and when they see you at their subsequent visit, they have not made the changes you suggested. We have all been there, often times placing the blame on their lack of interest in their health. Have you ever thought to dig a little deeper?
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We enter medicine with our hearts and souls on fire ready to serve humanity. By the time we complete medical training many of us have anxiety, PTSD, depression—even suicidal thoughts. Why? Medicine is stressful. Many of us work 100 hour weeks surrounded by suffering and death.
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Scoliosisis a lateral curvature of the spine. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis which typically has an onset after 10 years of age. The degree of curvature of the spine is determined by the Cobb angle. A curve with a Cobb angle ≥ 10 degrees defines scoliosis.
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…what an uncannily accurate description of how it feels to practice in our very own “modern” health care system. In a world brimming over with exponential tech advances — supercomputer smartphones with user interfaces an embryo could master, ...
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Other countries get in big trouble for human rights abuse. Why should U.S. health care get a pass?
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Here's a quick review of health care delivery basics: Primary care – Stuff you can get handled with your primary care provider in your neighborhood. Example: ingrown toenail. Secondary care – Stuff your primary care provider refers to a secondary provider specialist down the road.
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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia. Neurons communicate via chemical messages passed between two cells across a small gap called a synapse. In AD, abnormal cellular structures lead to a loss of synapses and neurons, which results in ...
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Cardiac tamponade is an accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac that compresses the heart, impairs diastolic filling, and leads to a reduction in cardiac output. Tamponade is most often caused by penetrating trauma. Other causes of acute cardiac tamponade include aortic rupture and ...
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Finally, studying is fun. Medcomic combines high quality art, humor, and medicine so students can retain information and ace exams. The artwork is also a tool for teachers to engage their audiences in the classroom setting.

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