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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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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June 6, 2014 /

Ophthalmology is one of the topics to understand for the USMLE Step 3, ABIM, and on other medical exams where internal medicine is a major focus. The following is an excerpt out of Cracking the USMLE Step 3.   Ophthalmology …
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April 18, 2014 /

  Leukemia is a commonly tested topic on the ABIM exam and on other medical exams where internal medicine is a major focus. As you heard earlier this week, we’re really excited to get to share with you some of …
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April 14, 2014 /

ORLANDO, FLORIDA–As you have noticed following @Knowmedge and @RaviBhatiaMD on Twitter, I had the pleasure of attending the American College of Physicians (ACP) annual conference last week. This is my first ACP conference and I must say that the vast …
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April 6, 2014 /

Following up on our earlier post this week detailing the new changes in the JNC8 blood pressure target guidelines, we close out #CardioWeek with a look at another high-yield board topic, secondary hypertension. Compared to primary hypertension, secondary hypertension is …
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December 22, 2013 /

As we begin #GastroWeek, here is a question reviewing Gastroenterology pathology, which will be high-yield for those of you studying for the USMLE Step 1 exam. Even if you’re not preparing for that exam, give it your best shot and …
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