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Pediatric craniofacial services can improve children's lives in the emotional and social spheres as well as the physical.
Sound financial planning during high-income-earning years can help physicians achieve financial independence for the rest of their lives.
Medications and procedures, though they may be state-of-the-art and part of treatment algorithms, are not the whole answer to managing cardiovascular disease. Fundamentally, heart disease, diabetes and obesity are predominantly food-related illnesses that can only be “cured” if food management is one part of the therapeutic plan.
Are healthcare organization mergers the good news they seem to be?
A new minimally invasive technique promotes early resolution of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and can prevent life-threatening conditions, such as pulmonary embolism (PE) and the very debilitating post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS).
I remember growing up when sandlot baseball was still very much a reality. Some days there were only a couple of kids around so we just played catch. We grew very good at throwing and catching. Other days, we just pitched the ball to ourselves and hit pop flies and ground balls to one another. We became very good at fielding pop flies and grounders. We learned how to be experts in very specific scenarios. Every once in a while, enough kids showed up, and all the pieces came together. We had enough players for a full baseball game that brought all these individual skills together. It was a thing of beauty that hummed in its efficiency. 
A mother brought her 16-year-old daughter in for treatment of dark patches around her neck.  The mother initially thought they were due to poor hygiene but came to believe the patches resulted from hyperpigmentation. However, hydroquinone-containing bleaching creams were not helping at all. The condition had been present more than two years, and the mother reported her daughter experienced significant weight gain during the past three years. She was otherwise healthy.
Diagnosis: Localized Pustular Psoriasis of the Palms and Soles
A 54-year-old man presents with a four-day history of a rapidly enlarging, painful, draining nodulo-pustule on the side of his finger. He was unsure but said he might have cut it at work. The patient was on blood pressure medication but otherwise healthy. What is your diagnosis?
Presentation: A 5-week-old boy developed red papules and pustules on his face, most notably his cheeks. The lesions were first noted by the parents four weeks after birth.
Presentation: 12-year-old boy with itchy bumps after swimming at lake cabin. What is your diagnosis?
A 50-year-old woman presents for the evaluation and treatment of brown patches on her dorsal forearms. On examination, she has irregularly shaped brown patches on both forearms. She says these have been developing during the past several years.
What is the red, bumpy, painful rash on this boy’s face?
A 54-year-old woman complains of dry, cracked heels that worsen in the fall and winter. The condition has been recurrent for the past three to five years. Her mother had the same problem. The woman says her heels catch on her socks and stockings, causing tearing and bleeding. What is your diagnosis?
This 31-year-old man has a four-month history of pruritic vesicles and crusts on his forearms, scalp, posterior neck and backside. He is otherwise healthy and takes no medications.
A day after a 22-year-old woman moved boxes in her garage, her finger is tender. She states that while moving boxes, “the edge of one of the boxes struck and pushed the edge of my skin hard where it meets the nail. It hurt for about 15 minutes and then went away. The next day when I woke up, it was very painful and looked like this.” (She texted in a picture with her smartphone.) She was otherwise healthy and taking only a multivitamin and OCPs.