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  • Alcohol Abuse: Complications and Consequences People who chronically abuse alcohol are at increased risk for cirrhosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Learn more about the potentially devastating complications of excessive, long-term alcohol use.
  • Falls in the Elderly: Causes, Injuries, and Prevention About 10% of all falls in the elderly will result in major injuries, and there can be a significant associated morbidity/mortality. Are you familiar with risk factors and preventive measures for falls in the geriatric population?
  • Ogilvie Syndrome (Acute Colonic Pseudo-obstruction): Early Recognition and Treatment Are Key Ogilvie syndrome (acute colonic pseudo-obstruction [ACPO]) involves significant dilatation of the colon in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Do you know what the risk factors are for complications and how to prevent potentially life-threatening complications?
  • Dermatologic Hints to Hidden Heart Disease Cardiac diseases often have cutaneous manifestations. Are you able to correctly diagnose these conditions based on their dermatologic presentations?