The Pulse by Sermo

CDC complexities of syphilis

Understanding the Complexities of Syphilis

April is STD Awareness Month.  Over the month, the CDC will be presenting a series of posts around this year’s theme, “Syphilis Strikes Back” to help inform you about real-life implications for your practice and…

Child with ADHD

The Case of 7-Year-Old Billy with ADHD

~ By a Pediatrician in Australia Many kids (and adults) have no filter and just say whatever comes into their heads or is on their mind. People with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) do so even…

CDC Congenital Syphilis

Congenital Syphilis Surges in the U.S.

April is STD Awareness Month.  Over the month, the CDC will be presenting a series of posts around this year’s theme, “Syphilis Strikes Back” to help inform you about real-life implications for your practice and…

Common sense and doctors

Doctors & Simple Tasks

~ By a Gastroenterologist in the UK There is a belief that smart people lack common sense, and suggestions regarding why: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/11232300/Why-do-geniuses-lack-common-sense.html Whilst never claiming to be a genius, it has been suggested to me by exes…

Sex education vs abstinence only education

Physcians views on abstinence-only education

While many people believe that abstinence is the best policy, others argue that teen pregnancy rates are higher when only abstinence is taught. We asked American doctors on Sermo about their thoughts on sex education.…

Blueberry muffin baby

Could this be a Blueberry Muffin Baby?

~ By a retired Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist in Canada A recent patient case on Sermo reminded me of seeing an 11-day-old baby with reddish-blue skin lesions and mild hepatomegaly. This presentation reminded me of a…