Healthcare providers search to find clinical information and keep current. Each month, we review what terms dramatically increased in physician searches and select the top 10 based on significance and percentage of increase. Although sometimes driven by what's in the news, the answers for why some terms are more popular than others may surprise you. We speculate as to what prompted those searches and provide some interesting facts about related conditions with a series of infographics. If you have thoughts about what’s trending and why, feel free to share them with us on Twitter or Facebook!
#10 Clinical Trend: Leaves of Three
Perhaps you remember the old adage “leaves of three, let it be.” Those words are designed to protect outdoor explorers from coming into contact with poison ivy. An increase in this term’s popularity is no doubt linked to the seasonal increase in outside activities during the warm summer months.
For more in-depth clinical information, see Toxicodendron Poisoning.
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Cite this: Ryan Syrek. Top 10 Clinical Trends for July 2015 - Medscape - Jul 22, 2015.