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  • New Guidelines and Recommendations Stay current on new important guidelines and recommendations.
  • Advanced Breast Cancer: The Later Stages Female breast cancer is the most common malignancy worldwide. Approximately 12.4% of US women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Learn more about how to address this potentially deadly disease once it is no longer in the early stages.
  • Colorectal Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapeutic Options Often considered together, colon and rectum malignancies share many similarities, but have a few key differences.
  • 23 Hidden Clues to Diagnosing Nutritional Deficiencies Many diseases are directly or indirectly caused by a lack of essential nutrients in the diet. Can you spot the hidden clues that indicate nutritional deficiencies?
  • 10 Common Wilderness and Environmental Medical Illnesses and Injuries Outdoor recreational activities in wilderness environments or remote locations have grown in popularity but may pose unique clinical challenges. Can you recognize and treat the following wilderness and environmental illnesses and injuries, some of which may be fatal if not identified early?
  • Testicular Disorders: Trouble Doesn't Always Come in Pairs The testes are vulnerable not only to external trauma and temperature but also to conditions such as varicocele, hydrocele, orchitis, torsion, and testicular cancer. Learn more about recognizing and managing causes of testicular pathology.
  • Pediatric Concussion and Other Traumatic Brain Injuries Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant problem in the US pediatric population. Although some TBIs are mild, others can be more serious, even severe. Do you know the signs and symptoms of TBI?
  • 6 Body Modifications and Piercing: Dermatologic Risks and Adverse Reactions Body modifications/piercings have become increasingly more mainstream over the last few decades. However, the risks of adverse events with these procedures may be overlooked or understated. Do you recognize the following body modifications and related potential complications?
  • 12 Urologic Emergencies You Need to Know Although urologic emergencies are relatively uncommon, prompt diagnosis and management are essential to prevent serious complications. Do you know how to recognize and best treat these 12 emergent urologic conditions?
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Has the Bubble Burst? Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are commonly diagnosed either incidentally or when they become symptomatic or rupture. The larger the AAA, the greater the risk of rupture. Are you familiar with current thinking on management of this potentially lethal condition, both electively and in the setting of rupture?
  • New Guidelines and Recommendations Stay current on new important guidelines and recommendations.
  • Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging Thousands of men die of prostate cancer each year; thus, accurate diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer are critically important. Do you know the best diagnostic approach to this potentially deadly disease?
  • Lyme Disease and 4 Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses Ticks can carry and transmit a wide array of pathogens that can cause diseases in humans. Learn more about Lyme disease and become familiar with four emerging tick-borne diseases.
  • 10 Can't Miss Ultrasound Diagnoses Ultrasonography is an important diagnostic tool that can be used to promptly identify and evaluate serious and time-sensitive conditions, and spur early treatment. How familiar are you with the sonographic features of these can’t miss abdominopelvic diagnoses?
  • Adult Brain Tumors: A Spreading Problem Adult brain tumors constitute about 2% of all US cancers, and about one third of them are malignant. Although some are primary, most arise from metastases to the brain. Learn more about risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of these lesions.
  • Diverticulitis: It's (Sometimes) Complicated Diverticula are small outpouchings of the gastrointestinal tract that can include all layers of the intestinal wall or can exclude the muscular layer or adventitia. Inflammation of these diverticula is referred to as diverticulitis. Do you know how to identify this common condition, determine its severity and degree of complication, and make optimal treatment decisions?
  • HPV Diseases: From Cutaneous to Anogenital to Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis More than 200 strains of HPV have been identified, causing conditions that range from benign, nongenital cutaneous disease to less common, more severe conditions and neoplasms of the genital tract. How familiar are you with the following conditions and their prevention and management?
  • Ocular Trauma: 8 Potentially Devastating Eye Injuries Ocular trauma is the second leading cause of visual impairment in the United States. Prompt recognition and treatment of, as well as ophthalmologic consultation for, ocular emergencies is crucial to reduce the risk of permanent vision loss. Review the keys to diagnose and manage eight potentially devastating eye injuries.
  • 13 Travel Diseases You Need to Know From Ebola to yellow fever, rising global travel is increasing travelers' exposure to severe and life-threatening disorders. Can you identify and manage the following infectious travel diseases?
  • Acne: More Than Skin Deep Acne vulgaris affects over 80% of people at some point in their lives and involves more than its physical manifestations. Can you differentiate between acne types, and do you know how to treat them?