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pearls of wisdom
02/23/2024
A 62-year-old man with a history of diabetes, neuropathy, and peripheral vascular disease, came to the emergency department (ED) 3 days after a heavy box fell on his foot at work causing him great pain and...
02/23/2024
Nutritional Pearl
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Nutritional Pearl
02/16/2024
Your patient is a 42-year-old woman with a high body mass index. She explains that, in an effort to lose weight, she is eating less in the morning. She now only eats a granola bar for breakfast.
02/16/2024
Pediatric Pearl
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Pediatric Pearl
02/04/2024
Your patient is a 17-year-old boy. His parents believe he is showing signs of an anxiety disorder. They ask if he is qualified to be screened so they can receive an exact diagnosis as he hasn’t been...
02/04/2024
Legal Pearl
Legal Pearl
01/04/2024
A man was injured during a robot-assisted prostate surgery. The plaintiff alleged that the physician did not properly repair the tear, leading to a rectourethral fistula, requiring surgery, a temporary...
01/04/2024
Legal Pearl
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Legal Pearl
12/30/2023
A New York court recently affirmed a family court decision, finding that a father had neglected his child by twice administering tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil to her while she was in the hospital...
12/30/2023
Legal Pearl
Legal Pearl
12/25/2023

Ann W. Latner, JD

Ann W. Latner, JD
Although a gynecologist obtained their patient’s signed consent form, the court focused on the document’s generic language.
12/25/2023
Legal Pearl
Legal Pearl
12/16/2023

Ann W. Latner, JD

Ann W. Latner, JD
A New York court makes the distinction between medical malpractice and ordinary negligence in a case involving a doctor who wrote an illegible prescription.
12/16/2023
Nutritional Pearl
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Nutritional Pearl
12/04/2023
Your patient is a 38-year-old man who consumes primarily sugar-sweetened drinks with his meals. Along with weight gain, he is concerned about other problems these drinks may cause and asks what are the...
12/04/2023
Nutritional Pearl
an elderly person's hands holding a cane
Nutritional Pearl
12/02/2023
Your patient is a 46-year-old woman with a family history of dementia and obesity. Based on her family history, she asks you if there is a way to reduce her risk of developing dementia, and a way to stay...
12/02/2023
Legal pearl
Legal pearl
11/25/2023

Ann W. Latner, JD

Ann W. Latner, JD
A court determines whether a patient-physician relationship is created when the treating doctor consults with an on-call doctor.
11/25/2023