Insights

SMBG Myths and Misconceptions

~Dr Edward Chao Testing blood glucose helps both the patient, physician, and any member of the individual’s health care team – from nurses to dietitians to diabetes educators. I discuss with patients that these readings…

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Cancer of Unknown Primary

Dr. Parvez Dara, an Oncologist from the U.S., explores the nuances of determining the primary source of a cancer. Ever wonder why 5 percent of metastatic cancer the primary site is never found? There is…

The smells that lead to diagnosis

There are times when a doctor must use multiple senses to determine diagnosis. A Hungarian doctor recently shared on Sermo some of the strange smells that can lead to diagnosis. Have you noticed that there…

Can fruit flies make you sick?

~ Heidi Moawad MD Fruit flies are an annoying and often disgusting presence. Commonly seen in warm temperatures or when fruit has been left out for a while, they can seemingly appear out of nowhere and…

Poll: Difficult Discussions with Patients

Sermo recently shared new poll data concerning difficult conversations between doctors and patients. Details about the polls included can be found below, and the full release can be read here. Do you feel comfortable recommending that…