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  • The clinical presentation, course, and treatment of diarrhea depend on its cause. Are you familiar with common conditions associated with acute or chronic diarrhea? Test yourself with this short quiz.
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  • A 64-year-old man is admitted with throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, and drooling. Are you able to make the correct diagnosis?


  • Often considered together, colon and rectum malignancies share many similarities, but have a few key differences.
  • As US population demographics change, clinicians need to be familiar with variations in the prevalence and clinical presentation of dermatologic disease in people with skin of color. Learn how to recognize various lesions on skin of color.
  • Cardiac diseases often have cutaneous manifestations. Are you able to correctly diagnose these patients based on their dermatologic presentations?
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  • Eric J. Topol, MD Eric J. Topol, MD Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Executive Vice President and Professor of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute; Senior Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape