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A collaborative approach to fascia-related plantar heel pain

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Familial breast cancer

Journals watch: Cardiac function, vitamin D in type 2 diabetes and reducing readmission rates

Differential diagnoses: Pigmentation

Red flag symptoms: Diplopia

Red flag symptoms: Diplopia

It is important to establish what the patient means by double vision, writes Dr Pipin...

Clinical Review: Colorectal cancer

Clinical Review: Colorectal cancer

Asymptomatic patients are increasingly being detected by the bowel cancer screening...

Differential diagnoses: Facial lesions

Differential diagnoses: Facial lesions

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four facial lesions and offers clues for their diagnosis...

Journals watch: Alzheimer's disease, renal stones and hip fracture

Journals watch:  Alzheimer's disease, renal stones and  hip fracture

Too busy to read the journals? Dr Bryan Palmer selects the latest papers of interest...

Intense itching on the palms

Intense itching on the palms
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This patient was concerned by worsening itching and rash on his hands.

Clinical Review: Breast cancer

Clinical Review: Breast cancer
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Breast cancer remains the second most common cause of cancer death in women. It is...

Red flag symptoms: Mood changes

Red flag symptoms: Mood changes

Differentiate normal behaviour and significant mood changes.

Treatment options in osteoarthritis

Treatment options in osteoarthritis

Dr Tom Margham discusses the goals of treatment for patients with osteoarthritis.

Childhood constipation

Childhood constipation

Dr Samar Razaq discusses the management of a child with worsening constipation.

Clinical Review: Hyperthyroidism

Clinical Review: Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a common endocrine disorder in which the thyroid gland produces...

Red flag symptoms: Hoarse voice

Red flag symptoms: Hoarse voice
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It is vital to know what the patient means by hoarse voice, writes Dr Suneeta Kochhar.

Journals watch: Colchicine for gout, CT in depression and smoking cessation

Journals watch: Colchicine for gout, CT in depression and smoking cessation

Dr Sally Hope selects the latest papers of interest to GPs including colchicine for...

Differential diagnoses: Keratinous conditions

Differential diagnoses: Keratinous conditions

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four keratinous conditions and offers clues for their...

Practice dilemma: Refusing a request for keloid scar removal

Practice dilemma: Refusing a request for keloid scar removal
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A patient insists on being referred for treatment, but her case does not meet the...

Case study: Diagnosing a persistent rash

Case study: Diagnosing a persistent rash

This patient was worried by a rash not responding to treatment, writes Dr Suneeta...

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