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Medical Case Studies

Why Herd Immunity Matters: A Fully Immunized Child Contracts Measles

February 23, 2015


According to numbers released last week by the CDC, there have now been 150 cases of Measles reported in the United States in 2015. This is… Read More

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Image of the Week: Severe Frostbite

February 18, 2015


This is the first of four images showing the progression of frostbite over a 96-hour period. Frostbite begins with cold-induced cell death a… Read More

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Health Leaders Series: Interview with Steven Lin, B.Dent., on Dentistry and Technology

February 17, 2015


He hopes to help people understand how dental disease affects our lives, and how we can take control of it for healthier more enriched commu… Read More

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Radiological Images that Make the Invisible Visible – Part 1

February 15, 2015


This is the first in a two-part series highlighting the radiology images that have been chosen as Images of the Week on Figure 1. Radio… Read More

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Image of the Week: Alarmingly Low Platelet Count

February 11, 2015


This patient presented with an eruption of petechia, caused by thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia is defined as a platelet count below the l… Read More

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Figure 1 is Now Available in India

February 10, 2015


We are pleased to announce that Figure 1 is now available in India. India has 800,000 physicians, and 1.5 million nurses, midwives, and… Read More

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Two Interesting Prosthetic Organ Medical Images from Figure 1

February 6, 2015


Prosthetic organs have helped millions of people recover from illness and live longer, more productive lives. Here are a few devices that ha… Read More

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AmeriCares Medical Outreach Program

February 5, 2015


Nearly 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to the medicine they need to stay healthy. AmeriCares Medical Outreach Program helps al… Read More

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Image of the Week: Why Are these Lesions Bright Blue?

February 4, 2015


These growths developed over a period of 8 months subsequent to the removal of small growths from the two areas. The patient is a middle-age… Read More

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Health Leaders Series: Interview with Steven Tucker, M.D., on Medicine in Asia, Technology, and Oncology

February 2, 2015


Dr. Steven Tucker is an American physician living in and practicing medicine in Singapore. He currently focuses on adult general medicine an… Read More

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The New Home Feed

January 29, 2015


Today’s Figure 1 update introduces a new home feed that combines the Home and Following tabs. Now you can see the people, the categorie… Read More

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Image of the Week: Massive Tongue Enlargement

January 28, 2015


This MRI shows a rare complication of oral surgery. The massive enlargement of this young patient’s tongue is thought to be caused by lympha… Read More