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  • This short quiz highlights a small selection of recent outbreaks that made the news, and is intended to refresh and challenge knowledge regarding key aspects of related conditions.
  • Breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. How much do you know about metastatic breast cancer? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • In the wake of the food and drink excesses tied to the holiday season, weight loss is a popular New Year's resolution. Do you know best practices? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.

Case Challenges

  • A 52-year-old obese woman presents to the ED with shortness of breath and crampy abdominal pain. She was seen 3 weeks ago by her family practitioner for similar pain. What's the diagnosis?


  • Although many skin cancers are highly curable if detected early and appropriately treated, certain types are particularly aggressive and have a propensity for invasion and metastasis.
  • Hypothermia has dramatic effects on many physiologic processes and organ systems (eg, cardiovascular and neurologic). Exposure to low temperatures can also cause localized cold injuries. How can you best bring your patient in from the cold?
  • Psoriasis is a multifactorial disease that may be missed where it exists and misdiagnosed where it is not. Can you recognize the major psoriasis subtypes and distinguish them from other skin lesions?
  • Find out which search terms were most popular in 2017 and what resulted in their popularity.

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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