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  • Top 20 Research Studies of 2017 for Primary Care Physicians This article summarizes 20 studies published in 2017 that qualify as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), and that were identified as most relevant to the practicing primary care physician.

Fast Five Quizzes

  • Fast Five Quiz: Severe Asthma Patients with 'severe asthma' are a subset with specific treatment concerns and associated conditions. How much do you know about key aspects? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hemorrhagic Stroke Hemorrhagic stroke is less common than ischemic stroke but is associated with higher mortality rates. Refresh yourself on key aspects of this serious condition with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Key Aspects of Metastatic Breast Cancer Are you familiar with cutaneous manifestations, staging attributes, screening guidelines, and treatment options for metastatic breast cancer? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Neck Masses Patients frequently present for evaluation of neck masses. The differential diagnoses widely vary. Are you able to identify and properly treat these conditions? Try our short quiz.

Case Challenges



  • Penile Cancer: 9 Cases to Test Your Knowledge Penile cancer accounts for less than 1% of all neoplasms in North America and Europe but remains a health concern in Africa, South America, and Asia. Early recognition and appropriate treatment are crucial for reducing morbidity and mortality. Test your knowledge with these 9 cases.
  • On Strike or Working Overtime: 10 Endocrine Emergencies Endocrine emergencies are relatively uncommon but potentially fatal conditions that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. Learn to correctly identify and appropriately address the following 10 endocrine emergencies.

Special Reports

  • Medscape Hospitalist Compensation Report 2018 Hospitalists who responded to this year's Medscape compensation survey disclosed their compensation, how much time they spend with patients, their job benefits, debts, challenges, and more.

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  • 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