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Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases

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Get information on diagnosis of autoimmune rheumatic diseases, including the importance of laboratory testing for autoantibodies and how antibody panels can help you rule in or rule out common autoimmune diseases.

Virus and Pathogen Panels

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When a patient presents for an acute visit with influenza-like symptoms, timing for diagnosis is critical. But distinguishing between different types of infection—and making a differential diagnosis—can be challenging. Influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), other viruses, and some types of bacterial infection can all share similar symptoms.

Practice Medicine on Your Own Terms With Locum Tenens

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All family physicians start their careers with the best of intentions, but after years of putting patients’ interests before their own, even the most dedicated physicians can start to feel burned out. If you feel like you take more time completing paperwork than helping patients, spend excessive time at work, or are too exhausted after a long shift to enjoy your passions, locum tenens could be the key to rediscovering your passion for medicine. By choosing where and when you want to work, you can take back control of your career. Read about four physicians who have taken full advantage of the opportunities that locum tenens provides and how they’ve all discovered they’re happiest when practicing medicine on their own terms.

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ANA Screen, IFA, Reflex Titer/Pattern

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Autoimmune rheumatic diseases are conditions in which the immune system attacks the joints and certain systems. They are often difficult to diagnose, as their symptoms can be vague, vary from patient to patient, and often overlap. Laboratory testing can provide useful information, but no single test provides a definitive diagnosis for any one rheumatic disease. Diagnosis is most often based on a compilation of symptoms and signs, including clinical information and laboratory test results. Testing for antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) using an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) is a good first approach for laboratory evaluation of patients suspected of having certain autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

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Aspirin for Secondary Prevention

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Learn more about how an aspirin regimen can help patients who have had a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or ischemic stroke, reduce their risk of another one when used regularly. In the United States, aspirin is indicated to help prevent a recurrent heart attack or ischemic stroke at the direction of a doctor, also known as secondary prevention. Studies have found that for these patients an aspirin regimen can help reduce risk by 31 percent for another heart attack and 22 percent for another ischemic stroke.

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Can dairy contribute to health and sustainable food systems?

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Find out how the dairy community helps nourish people, animals and the planet by watching this National Dairy Council free, pre-recorded webinar. Frank Mitloehner, PhD; Katie Brown, EdD, RDN; and Juan Tricarico, PhD, will explain how dairy foods contribute to health and sustainable food systems on this webinar for health and wellness professionals.

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Should you be thinking differently about obesity?

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Obesity is now recognized as a chronic, progressive disease. Managing it requires a multimodal approach, based on your patient’s BMI (kg/m2). In addition to recommending healthy eating, physical activity, and behavioral therapy, you have pharmacological options that work via several broad physiological methods. Visit RethinkObesity.com to learn more.

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Eight rheumatic diseases with one blood draw

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Screen and diagnose patients with suspected rheumatic autoimmune disease with one blood draw. One blood draw may make it faster and easier to evaluate eight of the most common rheumatic diseases, which may lead to an earlier diagnosis. Early diagnosis may help patients begin therapy sooner, potentially preventing or delaying further damage, e.g., to joints.

New webinar program offers topics in HIV prevention

New webinar program offers topics in HIV prevention

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To promote awareness and education of HIV prevention measures, Gilead has launched a live webinar program where you can interact with HIV prevention experts with knowledge and background in primary care practice. These experts will be discussing topics that include information on identifying patients at risk of HIV, taking effective sexual histories, learning about an HIV prevention option, and implementing HIV prevention in the clinic.


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