Today on Twitter

Trending Medical News from Around the Web

Residents News


Fast Five Quizzes

  • Fast Five Quiz: Probiotics Although much remains under investigation about probiotics, are you aware of their current uses, from common gastrointestinal disorders to other conditions? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Varicocele Varicocele is a well-recognized cause of decreased testicular function and occurs in approximately 15%-20% of all males and in 40% of infertile males. Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is associated with a 1.5-fold to 1.9-fold higher risk for death, partly due to thromboembolic events. What do you know about this condition? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Acute Pyelonephritis Acute pyelonephritis is a potentially organ- and life-threatening infection that can lead to renal scarring. Are you familiar with key concepts and best practices? Test yourself with our quick quiz.

Case Challenges



  • 8 Cases of Food Poisoning: Find the Pathogen Responsible Approximately 1 in 6 Americans will contract food poisoning this year. Review our slideshow for the signs and symptoms that can lead you to the correct diagnosis and treatment of foodborne diseases.
  • Growth Disorders: 8 Cases of a Developing Problem Abnormal growth can be the first indicator of an underlying disease process in an apparently healthy-looking youngster. Can you identify the following growth disorders and their diagnostic strategies?

Special Reports


Site Editorial Director

Medscape Editor-in-Chief

  • Eric J. Topol, MD Eric J. Topol, MD Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Executive Vice President and Professor of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute; Senior Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape