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Acne Update

Acne is one of the most common diagnoses I deal with on a daily basis. There are a lot of acne recommendations utilizing over the counter(OTC) therapies, as well as prescription medications. The course of discussion for this post is going to understanding the causes and science of the development of acne. This will help

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Iron Deficient Anemia??

John is a 40 year old male who was referred to GI medicine for colonoscopy by his primary care provider because of persistent microcytic anemia that did not correct with iron supplementation. The PCP was worried about occult GI bleeding  from a colon cancer despite a negative FOB test. The following is John’s lab slip

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Psoriasis Update for the Seekers for Knowledge

I was doing some recent reading on Psoriasis, and wanted to share some of my own insight of what seems to be the latest discoveries in the disease and the current treatments. Psoriasis is considered by many, including myself, to be a form of autoimmune disease. Psoriasis has a primary trigger, which to date seems

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Chest Pain and Emergency Medicine: Presentation and Risk Stratification

In emergency medicine, acute myocardial infarction (or cardiac ischemia) is the number one killer of men and woman in the United States.  Coronary artery disease can present in multiple different ways.  You can have someone present that is so ill that no one would miss the diagnosis. They are ashen gray, writhing around with chest

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I went to the hospital for low blood sugar

EMS was called to the home of a 24-year-old female who was altered. She started acting bizarre and eventually became unresponsive so her family called 911. The ambulance arrived and per protocol for an altered level of consciousness patient, checked her blood sugar which they found to be 30. The patient was given IV dextrose

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Weighing in on Obesity Management

Some quip that America has become a “waist-land.” Sadly, this jest reflects a devastating truth; the rate of obesity has more than doubled since 1970, now affecting at least two out of every three Americans and this trend will continue. Among children and adolescents, obesity has tripled. With this stunning rise comes a crescendo of

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Emergency Medicine and Chest Pain: Don’t make a lethal, critical mistake!

Anyone who presents to an Emergency Department with chest symptoms, whether it is chest pain, pressure, shortness of breath, indigestion, cough, you have to ask, “Who is your PAPPA” to assist in finding the proper chest pain diagnosis.  You need to look at them, point to them and say, “Who’s your PAPPA?” PAPPA is a

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2018 Georgia General Assembly Begins

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January 2017 – GAPA – PAC Update

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South University Student Update

It is that time of year again. Prospective students are fervently interviewing, first year students are climbing over the didactic year half-way mark and clinical students are reveling in their new roles in clinics and hospitals across the country. The GAPA conference last week in the always beautiful Hilton Head Island exceeded all expectations.  GAPA

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