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Men’s Health Month

Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Ronald A. Gagliano Jr. and Dr. Devi Mukkai Krishnamurty discuss the burden of colorectal cancer in the U.S. and the importance of early detection for the best patient health outcomes. They focus on the supporting evidence and efficacy of both age-based and risk-based colorectal screening recommendations.

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Mental Health Month

How the Health Insurance Industry Militates Against Mental Health

Dr. J. Wesley Boyd discusses evidence that supports the claim that, due to the importance placed on profits, the United States health insurance industry has greatly impeded access to mental health care.

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Lupus Awareness Month

Annual Finger Lecture: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Update
Dr. Michelle Petri discusses current best practices in detecting and managing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its various complications. She discusses the overreliance on prednisone and why SLE is a leading cause of death in young women of color.

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Hepatitis Awareness Month

Management of Hepatitis C in Primary Care
Dr. Saira Aijaz Khaderi, Dr. Justin A. Reynolds, Erin Sharp, PharmD, MBA, and Dr. Nicholas Stine discuss the updates in the prevention and treatment of hepatitis C in primary care settings.

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Asthma Awareness Month

Clinicopathologic Conference: A Case of Chronic Dyspnea: How EOS Took My Breath Away
Dr. Matthew Mason shares the case of a 51-year-old woman with a history of asthma, hypertension, and GERD who presented to the emergency department with acute on chronic productive cough and shortness of breath. For this case, Dharani Narendra serves as the case discussant, and Dr. Bhavika Kaul serves as the pulmonary and critical care medicine expert discussant.

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Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Awareness Month

Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder: Practice Updates for Psychiatrists

Dr. Julia Ridgeway-Diaz discusses functional neurological symptom disorder diagnosis and current recommendations for management. She explains relevant physiology, diagnostic work-up, symptoms, and treatments through the example of a patient case report.

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Minority Health Month

Health Inequity: What Is at the Root of It All?

Dr. Veronica Gillispie-Bell discusses institutional and structural racism and how they lead to health disparities. She describes strategies to reduce inequity in healthcare access and outcomes.

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Medication Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

Dr. Colleen Keough discusses pharmaceutical treatment options for patients with a substance abuse disorder, particularly alcohol and opioid use disorders. She focuses on practice recommendations for general internists, and includes resources for screening tools and overdose prevention.

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Sarcoidosis Awareness Day

Clinicopathologic Conference: A (M)omentous Finding

Dr. Neha Venkatesh shares the case of a 45-year-old man with a history of sarcoidosis, essential hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented with a one-month history of fevers, night sweats, unintentional weight loss, and new-onset ascites.

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Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis: Strategies to Facilitate Early Diagnosis, Manage Pain, and Improve Fertility Outcomes

Dr. Megan Billow discusses the complex disease process of endometriosis, the negative impact it can have on a patient's quality of life, and the current guidelines of surgical and non-surgical strategies to manage symptoms.

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