A 14-year-old female presented with a 1-week history of right-sided facial numbness. Ear pain on the affected side was the first symptom and was followed by progressive paresthesia. She was otherwise asymptomatic.
A 17-year-old girl being treated for mild acne, anxiety, and depression, presented with an ankle “bruise” related to an injury sustained 2 years earlier. Symptoms resolved with treatment, but the hyperpigmentation persisted.
A female infant born at 29 weeks' gestation after premature membrane rupture was admitted to the neonatal ICU in respiratory distress. Delivery was complicated by maternal fever and meconium-stained amniotic fluid… Read More
That’s the question we put to Dr John Harrington of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Dr Michael Paul and Rena Vanzo of Lineagen—provider of a new genetic testing… Read More
When rationalizing random acts of violence, it is important to consider the path leading up to the tragic event and be wary of current opinions propagated in the media. Is it mental illness or moral depravity—both?… Read More
ABSTRACT: Unlike revascularization procedures-which do not uniformly reduce future vascular events because they do not substantively alter the underlying atherosclerotic process-optimal lipid-lowering therapy can modify atherosclerotic risk. Recent trial data suggest that coronary plaque... More »
A 72-year-old man presents with skin
lesions and nail abnormalities. Erythematous,
sharply defined, demarcated
papules and rounded plaques
covered by silvery micaceous scale
are noted on the elbows, knees, and
scalp. Involved areas appear to be bilaterally
symmetric. Localized psoriasis
vulgaris is... More »
In the United States, osteoporosis affects 12% to 28% of women over age 65 years. Among women who live to be 85, 50% will sustain an osteoporosis-related fracture. Hip fractures occur in 15% of these women, and vertebral deformities develop in 25% More »
As the world of sport has embraced the participation of women and girls, the incidence of health problems that pertain specifically to premenopausal female athletes has increased significantly. One of these is the female athlete triad, which consists of 3 interrelated medical conditions associated... More »
Many of my older women patients think they
are at much higher risk for breast cancer than
coronary heart disease (CHD). How can we raise women's
awareness about their risks of CHD and thereby
encourage them to take measures to prevent it? More »
Prevention of and therapy for osteoporotic disorders in men have been virtually unexplored. Although osteoporosis in men is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, many clinical decisions must be based on extrapolation from data on osteoporosis in women. More »
West Virginia (the state in which I practice) was not one of the 10 best places to live if you have autism, according to this year’s survey from Autism Speaks. Although thanks to a piece of legislation enacted this month, it is now a better place to live if you have autism. Your state can become better too.
In a conference last week, President Obama announced a new Web site http://stopbullying.gov to help raise awareness about the issue. This is part of an effort to encourage cooperation between government agencies and educators to protect children from bullying based on race, ethnicity, disability, or sexuality. Are you an advocate for prevention? Share your antibullying efforts with colleagues.