Psoriasis in Primary Care: A Focus on the Integral Role of the PCP. The purpose of this program is to educate primary care clinicians on how to identify patients with psoriasis and to ensure that patients with psoriasis are aware that their condition confers additional risks for a variety of conditions and diseases.
The Sun Conundrum: Balancing Known Risk With Possible Benefit. Overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays is associated with the development of melanoma, a potentially fatal malignancy. However, data continue to suggest that exposure to sunlight increases vitamin D synthesis, which may help prevent heart disease and cancers of the prostate, colon, and breast. How can you help your patients balance the risk of sun exposure with the benefits of obtaining adequate vitamin D? It’s easier than you think!
Dermatology Cases for Primary Care. “I’ve been feeling really crummy for about a week. I have a weird rash, a slight fever, my neck hurts, and I ache all over. I’m never sick, and now I’m really scared that something is really wrong.”