July 28, 2016 /

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced this week that there isn’t enough evidence to support total-body screenings for skin cancer. Still, one of the key roles of an internist is to prevent deadly disease before it happens. Given …
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July 27, 2016 /

All the ice water bucket dumping 2 summers ago has led to the harvesting of a key gene discovery in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Multiple media outlets reported on this development this week, including Daily Mail, The …
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June 19, 2016 /

We’re less than 2 months away from the ABIM Internal Medicine certification exam. With many of you wrapping up your residencies, this is a perfect time to review the best tips for success on the ABIM certification (or even the …
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May 3, 2016 /

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is commencing its annual national conference in Washington DC beginning Tuesday, May 3, 2016. We couldn’t be more excited! That’s because even if you can’t make the trip to the nation’s capitol, we have …
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March 24, 2016 /

A new UCLA study released last week found that 46% of adults in California are pre-diabetic, leading many media outlets to report on this diagnosis. Combining the 9% who have diabetes, the researchers found that over 1/2 of Californians have …
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February 14, 2016 /

Below is a review of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, to help prepare you for the USMLE Steps, Internal Medicine In-Training Exam (ITE), ABIM, and PANCE boards. As we approach Valentine’s Day, you’ve probably seen cartoon, oversized hearts pounding out of lovestruck couples …
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January 25, 2016 /

It may be rarely seen in clinical practice–Indeed, a New England Journal of Medicine review article from 2012 approximates it being the cause of death of just 1500 patients in the United States–but accidental hypothermia is a topic found in …
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December 24, 2015 /

This Christmas marks the release of a likely Academy Award contender highlighting the medical research community’s exposing of the brutal damage done to the brains of former professional football players. In addition to being a well-reviewed film, Concussion, starring Will …
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October 14, 2015 /

American actress and singer Selena Gomez revealed last week in a Billboard interview that she has been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), a rheumatological condition commonly tested on the USMLE Steps, Medicine Shelf, and ABIM Board Exam. She apparently …
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September 18, 2015 /

An internal medicine topic seen on the USMLE, ABIM boards and in the clinic–Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome–appeared in a Pickles comic strip series last week. In the strip, even though Grandpa is wrong about what TMJ stands for, he is …
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