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  • Bipolar disorder is characterized by periods of depression and mania. Are you familiar with key aspects of this challenging condition? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that produces physical disability in more than 30% of patients. How much do you know about MS? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
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  • A 40-year-old man has palpitations and shortness of breath. He denies having any chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis, light-headedness, or recent illness. What's the diagnosis?


  • Most insects and arachnids are benign, but some can inflict painful injuries or transmit harmful pathogens. Learn more about how to trace skin lesions back to the bugs causing them.
  • Every year, about 30,000 people are treated for gunshot wounds at US hospitals--roughly 8% will die from their wounds. Learn more about how to manage these patients and how wound treatment can differ by injury site.
  • Common, curious, and often challenging, foreign bodies carry a unique set of presentations, risks, and treatment options. Can you identify these foreign bodies, and do you know the appropriate steps to take?
  • Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system that is characterized by inflammation, demyelination, and, ultimately, axonal loss. Learn more about clinical recognition, differential diagnosis, workup, and optimal treatment of this condition.

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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

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