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Clinician’s Corner: SERMs

As we move through the month of October, we are discussing women’s health issues.  The first three units we discussed breast cancer. Last week we discussed raloxifene and tamoxifen, which are SERMS (selective estrogen receptor modifiers).  Estrogen receptors are present throughout the body. SERMs can block or stimulate various...

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Clinician’s Corner: BEDBUGS

BEDBUGS (Cimex lectularius) are wingless insects about the size of an apple seed that feed on warm blooded animals. Bedbugs become active at night and hide during the day. Bedbugs are associated with unsanitary conditions but may be found in the cleanest of homes, hotels, or other buildings and...

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Clinician’s Corner: Scabies

Now that you are done scratching your head after the past three weeks, it is time to get the rest of you scratching! Caused by the mite: Sarcoptes scabei . Mostly affects the folds of the skin behind the knee and others, bellybutton and scrotum. Spread by direct, prolonged,...

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