Rural facilities are recruiting their next generation of doctors early##mdash;from high school. They're offering paid, entry-level jobs to immerse the youngest scholars in a health care environment with the hope they'll pursue careers in the field.
A surge in bed bug infestations leads internists to look for warning signs: not just rashes, but recent travel, confirmation by an exterminator, and bullous reactions.
When a condition stumps the experts, the experts turn to a center of last resort, the federal Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health. Medical teams take a "big picture" view and a fresh eye to pick up on what may have been missed.
Molecular diagnostics tests could cost Americans $15 billion to $25 billion by the end of the next decade. Physicians believe the tests are warranted, although they're skeptical about costs and their ability to interpret them properly for patients.
The Supreme Court is ruling on the constitutionality of health care reform, leaving states in the position of having to plan for any eventuality. Letting the states take the lead in health care reform remains a viable option.
This regulatory update includes a warning on combining protease inhibitors and statins, approval of an orphan drug, and steps the FDA is taking to increase the supply of cancer drugs.
The Governance Committee is beginning the process of seeking Regents and Treasurer to join the Board in May 2013.
Screening mammography in women aged 40-49: A report of the American College of Physicians and American College of Radiology consensus meeting
A joint set of talking points outlines areas of consensus between the American College of Physicians and the American College of Radiology when it comes to discussing conflicting recommendations on mammography.
A 24-year-old male truck driver comes for a routine examination in order to renew his commercial driver's license. The patient is asymptomatic. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. Dentition is poor. An oral mucosal lesion is shown. There are no oral masses or ulcers and no cervical lymphadenopathy. What is the most likely diagnosis?