Pearls

Opioid Prescribing
Opioid Prescribing
09/22/2022
In 2 lower court trials, 2 physicians were accused and convicted of prescribing opioid pain medicine in violation of the Controlled Substances Act. Were they at fault?
09/22/2022
Diet
Diet
09/20/2022
Your patient is a 36-year-old man in relatively good health. When discussing his eating habits, he expresses that although he tries to eat healthy, he hates fish.
09/20/2022
Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology
09/15/2022
A California medical malpractice defense attorney is facing backlash for statements he made as he celebrated winning the case for his client, who is a physician. The attorney was representing a...
09/15/2022
Nutrition
Nutrition
09/13/2022
A 42-year-old man with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 is beginning to struggle with several lifestyle changes he made recently in an attempt to get healthier. He is finding it particularly hard to quit his...
09/13/2022
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
09/08/2022
A Maryland appellate court has ruled that a jury validly found a pain specialist physician not liable for the death of a patient she had injected with a contaminated steroid because the medication itself...
09/08/2022
Diet
Diet
09/06/2022
Your patient is a 30-year-old woman who explains she believes she consumes too much olive oil and is worried about its effect on her health.
09/06/2022
meningitis
meningitis
09/01/2022
A 4-and-a-half-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with a fever of 105 degrees as well as red, non-blanching skin lesions and vomiting.
09/01/2022
Cancer Risk
Cancer Risk
08/30/2022

Timothy S. Harlan, MD

Timothy S. Harlan, MD
Your patient is a 33-year-old man who is looking to change his diet to become healthier. He tells you he does not want to try a vegetarian or vegan diet and wants to learn about other options.
08/30/2022
Cancer
Cancer
08/25/2022
The patient was hospitalized in 2004 when a computerized tomography (CT) scan showed a mass on her right kidney, but neither the patient nor her family was notified of the mass. In 2006, she was again...
08/25/2022
Cardiovascular Health
Cardiovascular Health
08/23/2022
At a recent check-up, your 28-year-old patient says she noticed a difference in their overall health since restaurants reopened after the COVID-19 lockdown in the last couple of years. She tells you she has...
08/23/2022