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The diagnosis, management, and prevention of Lyme disease

Author: Margaret Trexler Hessen, MD, FACP, FSHEA, Medical Editor, Point of Care Content at Elsevier Summer is (finally) here, and with it comes a rise in insect and arthropod populations and the diseases they transmit. Lyme disease is the most… Read more

New hypertension guideline: background and implications

Clinicians are trained to “treat the patient and not the number” in most situations. Most clinical practice and medical content recommendations are driven by professional society guidelines. According to Collins English Dictionary, a guideline is “something that can be used… Read more

Travel Advisories: What physicians need to know

A record-setting 80 million Americans traveled to international destinations in 2016, up 8 percent from 2015, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. This upward trend continued in 2017, with preliminary data showing a 9 percent increase in… Read more

Combatting foodborne illness

What physicians need to know about combatting foodborne illness The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 48 million people are sickened by contaminated foods each year in the United States. These illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations… Read more

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