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Fast Five Quizzes

  • Fast Five Quiz: IBS vs IBD Are you familiar with key similarities and differences between irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease? Refresh and test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Summer Skin Conditions Ranging from benign to potentially quite serious, summer skin conditions are frequent causes of concern for patients. Test your knowledge of some notable seasonal problems with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Peripheral Artery Disease Left untreated, peripheral artery disease may result in gangrene and amputation. How much do you know about key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for coronary heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver, and several cancers. Are you familiar with the characteristics of metabolic syndrome? Take this short quiz.

Case Challenges

  • A Puzzling Facial Rash on a 17-Year-Old Boy A 17-year-old boy presents with a 10-day history of a facial rash. There was no improvement following antibiotic therapy. The patient is active on a school wrestling team. What is the diagnosis?


  • 9 Bug Bites You Need to Know Most insects and arachnids are benign, but some can inflict painful injuries or transmit harmful pathogens. Learn more about how to trace skin lesions back to the bugs causing them.
  • Gunshot Wounds: A Targeted Approach Every year, about 30,000 people are treated for gunshot wounds at US hospitals--roughly 8% will die from their wounds. Learn more about how to manage these patients and how wound treatment can differ by injury site.

Special Reports

  • Patients Sexually Harassing Physicians: Report 2018 Medscape surveyed more than 3700 physicians to find out whether they had been sexually harassed by patients. Physicians described what happened and how they dealt with it.

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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