July 2015

Hand Washing Lowers Risk of Allergy in Children

August 05, 2015

FPR Journal Club

Using a questionnaire based survey of children from Scandinavia, these authors correlated asthma, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis, and found lower rates of these outcomes in those who hand washed as opposed to those who machine washed their dishes.

Newborn with Facial Marks

August 05, 2015

Dermatology Quiz

This newborn was noted to have these facial lesions at time of birth. On further exam there is some erythema on the nape of the neck. The parents indicate that the color seems to be more or less prominent at various times. The pregnancy and delivery were otherwise uncomplicated.

Making What Tastes Good Better For You

August 05, 2015

Editor's Letter

"If it tastes good, it must be bad for you" is an adage frequently espoused by mothers everywhere in efforts to influence what their children eat. Chocolate, ice cream, bacon, cheeseburgers, and French fries are just some of the foods I remember, which would evoke such a sentiment expressed by my mother during childhood.

A Heart Swings Sadly to a Diagnosis

August 04, 2015

Cardio Corner

A 47 year old woman with no past medical history presented with back pain a month prior, and an MRI of the lumbar spine was performed and demonstrated a mass protruding into S1 concerning for hemangioma.

Anticonvulsants for Analgesia

August 04, 2015

Pain Perspectives

This month, we will consider what is probably an underutilized class of medications – anticonvulsants – in treating many types of chronic pain syndromes.

How Should I Manage This Patient with Atrial Fibrillation

August 04, 2015

Consultant's Corner

A 59-year-old male with a history of hypertension and type 2 diabetes is admitted by you foratrial fibrillation found on routine examination. He indicates that the only symptoms he has experienced is tiredness for the last few weeks and mild dyspnea on exertion. He has not had any previous episodes of AF.