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    The Newborn Examination: Part I. Emergencies and Common Abnormalities Involving the Skin, Head, Neck, Chest, and Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems

    MAMTA FULORIA, SHELLEY KREITER

    The newborn examination facilitates early identification of anomalies and health problems that require immediate intervention. Appropriate consultation should be obtained for newborns with craniosynostosis accompanied by restricted brain growth or hydrocephalus, cephaloceles,...

    Influenza in the Nursing Home

    BRIAN J. KINGSTON, CHARLES V. WRIGHT, JR.

    Nursing home residents are at increased risk of complications from influenza. Vaccination of residents and staff is the primary method of preventing illness, but prophylaxis with antiviral medications is also effective.

    Medical Care for Obese Patients: Advice for Health Care Professionals

    More than 60 percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, with the prevalence of obesity nearly doubling during the past two decades; therefore, physicians will care for an increasing number of overweight and obese patients, many with multiple medical...

    Peritonsillar Abscess: Diagnosis and Treatment

    TERRENCE E. STEYER

    Peritonsillar abscess is the most common deep infection of the head and neck in adults. Many cases of peritonsillar abscess can be diagnosed and treated by a family physician who has appropriate training.

    Inside AFP

    Selections from BMJ's Clinical Evidence Enhance EBM Approach in AFP

    Janis Wright

    Joining AFP's list of selections drawn from systematic evidence reviews is a new series sexcerpted from the BMJ Publishing Group'sClinical Evidence. On page 99 is the first in a series of chapters excerpted from BMJ's collection of systematic reviews of evidence supporting...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Matthew Neff

    New Regulation Requires Physician Supervision of Anesthesia Care | Congress Provides Budget for FDA in Fiscal Year 2002 | STOP Stroke Act to Increase Awareness, Improve Quality of Care | HRSA Child Health Report Shows Reduction in Birth Rate Among Adolescents | New Family...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Heather McNeill, Sarah Morgan

    You may be seeing more patients with a long-ignored but serious problem: unconsummated marriage. The topic was presented at WONCA 2001, the conference of the World Organization of Family Doctors, reports Family Practice News. Treatment centers are disappearing because of the...

    Editorials

    Evidence at the Point of Care

    JAY SIWEK, STUART BARTON

    We are delighted to launch a new series1 in American Family Physician, brought to our readers via a unique collaboration with the BMJ Publishing Group. AFP will feature selected excerpts from Clinical Evidence, a regularly updated collection of evidence-based systematic...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    God appeared at my office today. Based on appearance alone, you might not have guessed it was the Almighty. She looked to be in her mid-70s and was a bit disheveled. She rocked back and forth on the examination table and fingered the white paper covering it.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Can Reduced or Modified Dietary Fat Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?

    CHARLES B. EATON

    Reducing or modifying the amount or type of fat in a patient's diet and replacing it with polyunsaturated fats will not significantly reduce the risk of death from all causes of cardiovascular disease but could reduce the risk of an important cardiovascular disease event by...

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Heart Failure

    ROBERT SAMUEL MCKELVIE

    What are the effects of nondrug treatments in heart failure? What are the effects of drug and invasive treatments in heart failure? What are the effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in people at high risk of heart failure? What are the effects of...

    Photo Quiz

    A Swollen, Draining Thumb

    ALLAN J. PARUNGAO, STEPHEN MILNER

    Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

    Practice Guidelines

    The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule and Progress Toward Elimination of Thimerosal

    RICHARD KENT ZIMMERMAN

    The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule is now available. The format of the 2002 schedule differs somewhat from the 2001 schedule; it is based in large part on the modifications developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Joanne E. Chatfield

    AAP Report on Shaken Baby Syndrome | Statement on Use of Infant Walkers

    Letters to the Editor

    Guidelines and Management of HIV-Infected Persons

    Kirk Chan-Tack

    Garlic and Hypercholesterolemia

    Women in Medicine: Challenges in Part-Time Residencies

    SARAH LESKO

    Tips from Other Journals

    Predicting Smoking Cessation with Bupropion Therapy

    KARL E. MILLER

    Does This Patient Really Have a Penicillin Allergy?

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Eliminate or Reduce Inhaled Corticosteroids in Asthma?

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Effect of Out-Of-Hospital Electrocardiography

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Improving the Effectiveness of Papanicolaou Testing

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Physical Activity Screening Measures for Adolescents

    KARL E. MILLER

    Breast, Pelvic Exams Before Hormonal Contraception

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Hallux Valgus: Wait and See, Orthosis, or Surgery?

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

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