Your patient is a 27-year-old woman with Celiac disease. She tells you that she avoids eating at restaurants as much as possible and has separate cookware at home specifically for gluten-free cooking. She asks if you think this is necessary to avoid gluten exposure.
A 14-year-old boy with obesity presents to his pediatrician's office to discuss options for weight loss. He has had class 3 obesity for the majority of his life. His comorbid obstructive sleep apnea is causing fatigue and moodiness, making it difficult to perform well in school. He asks you if there are any other options for weight loss that he has not yet tried.
John is a 52-year-old man who is concerned about his risk of heart disease and cancer. For years, John has taken omega-3 supplements every day. Recently, he heard about a study that showed that they may not have any effect on his heart disease risk and is wondering if he should keep taking them.
After a check-up, the mother of a 16-year-old boy asks about the risks associated with cannabis use in adolescents. The mother commonly uses cannabis, and is curious about what effects it could have on her son if he were to begin using it as well.
Joe is a 53-year-old man with obesity who recently had a heart attack. He is concerned about his risk of having a second heart attack, but when you suggest that he improve his diet, he says, “Isn’t it a little late for that at this point?”
Dr A was a physician with an allergy practice. One day, one of the practice’s patients came with a service dog. Dr A told the patient that he and many of the practice’s patients were allergic to dogs and that she would have to leave the office with the animal.
Sherrie is a 60-year-old woman whose mother died from breast cancer. She asks you what she can control, like her diet, that can reduce the risk of breast cancer and why.
In this case, a New York court was asked to decide whether, in addition to medical malpractice, a physician may be sued for statutory fraud based on deceptive business practices.
Tom is a 43-year-old overweight man who has had trouble exercising in the past. He tells you that whenever he begins an exercise regimen, he becomes discouraged after several weeks when he fails to lose any weight, and “doesn’t see the point” of continuing.
A Federal District Court recently struck down a challenge from a group of employees to a Texas hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement.