Case Report Answer: 18 year old with increasing neck mass

Case Report Question: 18 Year Old With Increasing Neck Mass Answer: Neck abscess caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum The patient was found to have an abscess on CT scan 4.7cm x3.8cm x 9cm. Initially mass was aspirated with 10cc of foul-smelling purulence removed. The Gram stain revealed Gram negative […]

Case Report Question: 18 Year Old With Increasing Neck Mass

History of Present Illness: 18 year old female presents with a worsening neck mass over the last few weeks.  Three weeks weeks ago, she reports initially having fevers, aches, chills and severe sore throat. One week ago, she was seen in the clinic for sore throat and neck […]

About: Case of the Month

The Case of the Month features an infectious diseases case related to how a patient would present in the clinic or hospital. After the case summary, questions and comments will follow. A review of the findings with a summary of the disease process will then be added. This […]

Finding Health: The History of an Elusive Goal (part 2)

This is a 2-part series on finding health.  In this post, I will describe two models in which to compare health and how they might be integrated.   Reductionism and Holism: Complimentary Approaches to Understand the Body A physician may diagnose high blood pressure in an obese patient (BMI > 30) based on vital signs during […]

Finding Health: The History of an Elusive Goal (part 1)

“Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – World Health Organization, 1948 When you look in the mirror, do you ask yourself if you are as healthy as you can be?  Like me, you might find yourself searching for ways to get healthier – maybe […]

Factors Associated with an Increase in Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates

There has been a looming public health emergency with increased rates of sexually transmitted infections, such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.  Other than not using condoms, what other factors may be associated with this increase? Decrease in public health funding to sexually transmitted disease control and education programs.  There has […]


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Zoe P

While there are so many voices in the world right now that would seek to offer advice and instructions about our health, there are few that provide a consistent balance of ‘head and heart.’ Your Health Forum remedies that problem.

Zoe P

I was fortunate to find Dr. Cirino’s movement fairly early on during the pandemic and was undeniably impressed with his multifaceted approach to health, healing and well-being. From his blog posts to his books, it was immediately apparent that he offered a level of unparalleled care along with incredibly valuable content. As a busy working woman who is largely in charge of care for my mother, my daughter and myself, I was drawn to the broad appeal of Dr. Cirino’s topics across various circumstances, health situations and life stages. Perhaps most of all I love how brilliant yet accessible the material is much like the man himself. Dr. Cirino is a treasure and a wonderful resource who offers decades of training, knowledge and experience to those who are fortunate to find him as I was and he does so with that profoundly impactful balance of ‘head and heart.’ With Gratitude, Zoe P.

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