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Medical Case Studies

Image of the Week: A Challenging Genetics Case

January 7, 2015


This 37 year-old male has syndactyly in all four extremities, mid facial defects, and an intellectual disability. Which genetic syndrome is… Read More

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Health Leaders Series: Interview with Casey Parker, M.D., about Healthcare Education and the FOAMed movement

January 6, 2015


Dr. Parker is a rural GP working in the Kimberly region in Western Australia. He is the Director of Clinical Training at Broome Hospital and… Read More

Medical Case Studies

Image of the Week: Could you Identify this Life-Threatening Illness?

January 2, 2015


This is the first in a series of images that give more details about the case. This 23 year-old female reported a worsening sore throat and… Read More

Medical Case Studies

Image of the Week: What Does this Wood’s Lamp Reveal?

December 23, 2014


We’ve selected our image of the week. A 60 year-old diabetic male patient presents with discomfort and a macerated-appearing patch of skin i… Read More

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Five Interesting Medical Cases from 2014

December 22, 2014


In 2014, healthcare professionals shared thousands of medical cases on Figure 1. These images included both common and rare conditions… Read More

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Image of the Week: What Does this Finding Tell You?

December 18, 2014


A 52 year-old woman presented to her primary care physician with complaints of weakness, especially while rising from a seated position, and… Read More

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Health Leaders Series: Interview with Chris C. Feier, M.D., Author of “The Chief Complaint”

December 11, 2014


Chris C. Feier M.D., Pharm.D. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at LAC+USC Medical Cen… Read More

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Image of the Week: The Clock Draw Test

December 10, 2014


The clock draw test can be a window into the mind of a patient with dementia. Certain types of dementia show classic patterns on a clock dra… Read More

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Cardiothoracic Surgery Medical Images

December 8, 2014


Recent advances in anesthesia and perfusion technology have permitted longer and more complex operations involving the heart and lungs. Here… Read More

Medical Case Studies

Image of the Week: Yellow CSF in an HIV-positive male

December 3, 2014


We’ve selected this image of the week in recognition of World AIDS Day. This CSF was drawn from a 26 year-old HIV-positive male who presente… Read More

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Figure 1 Expands in Western Europe

December 3, 2014


This morning, we continued Figure 1’s expansion into Europe by launching in both France and Germany. We chose France and Germany as our… Read More

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Ambassador of the Month: Mariechen Puchert

November 28, 2014


This month’s student ambassador of the month is Mariechen Puchert, a final year medical student at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.… Read More