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Vol 38 No 4

What you need to know about atopic dermatitis

April 12, 2021

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects 15% to 20% of children and 1% to 3% of adults in the United States. The prevalence of atopic dermatitis, which is also known as eczema, is increasing in developing and industrialized countries.

Adolescent marijuana use and anticipatory guidance: What does the evidence support?

April 08, 2021

Over the past 9 years, a number of states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in adults aged 21 years and older. Although teenagers aren't legally allowed to consume the substance, the legalization for adults can make it more available to teenagers and young adults. This article covers the latest evidence and offers recommendations for talking to teenagers.

When traditional Pap test is problematic, a blind Pap is adequate

April 05, 2021

For some patients, the traditional Papanicolaou (Pap) test can be a traumatic event that shouldn't happen. An investigation examines whether a blind Pap test, which doesn't use a speculum, could be an adequate substitute.