Browsing: February 2021

How can you safely get outdoors? What do you need to plan to stay safe? How can you spend time in the wilderness responsibly? What impact can you have on the health of our planet and its future after
Disaster medicine is a growing niche in emergency medicine. Two experts in the field, Paul Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, and Thomas Kirsch, MD, MPH, FACEP, share insights in this Q-and-A.
Spinal epidural abscesses are a rare condition affecting the spinal column, but if left untreated, they can rapidly become fatal.
Cyanoacrylate adhesive (superglue) is a common household product that is inadvertently instilled in the eye on rare occasions, with complications including conjunctivitis, corneal abrasion, conjunctiv
The issue of climate change and public health is what the World Health Organization calls the greatest health challenge of the 21st century. Climate change is happening now, patients are being affecte
Are you among the growing number of trainees opting not to wait to start a family? This is your journey, but remember you are dragging all of your peers and supervisors along with you when you embark
As doctors, we are driven to help others. We also want to strengthen our community and propel our fields forward. I sought this fulfillment by involving myself in a medical project abroad.
Imagine you have a patient who reports symptoms of depression. After ruling out other causes, you turn to treatment that addresses their mental health and any underlying psychiatric illness - but you
A sick teen held in an ICE detention center was taken to the emergency department with non-specific findings of ascites and lymphadenopathy. Ultrasound helped differentiate omental tuberculosis from o
What is the prevalence of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas co-infection rates, and if rapid testing for trichomoniasis is unavailable in the emergency department, should the clinician empirically