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 7-year-old boy was brought to his family physician (FP) because his mother noticed a new linear rash on his right forearm. She said that she noticed it about 2 months earlier, after they went camping in a state park. The boy and the mother denied any itching. The mother asked if poison ivy could last that long. The boy was otherwise in good health.
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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.