The ACC/AHA's lower BP goals are supported by previously unavailable evidence, the strongest of which is for patients with CVD. But others can benefit, too.
A 44-year-old man went to see his family physician (FP) because he was concerned about a dark spot on his back that his wife said had been growing larger. He reported no symptoms related to the lesion. On physical exam, the lesion was 9 mm in diameter with asymmetry, variations in color, and an irregular border. A full-body skin exam did not demonstrate any other suspicious lesions.
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Vector-borne diseases are on the rise, underreported, and can quickly become epidemics. Dr. Doug Campos-Outcalt reviews the trends you need to be aware of and the steps that you—and your patients—can take this summer to minimize risk.