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    Subclinical Hyperthyroidism: Controversies in Management

    DIANE K. SHRIER, KENNETH D. BURMAN

    Subclinical hyperthyroidism may be a distinct clinical entity, related only in part to Graves' disease or multinodular goiter. Patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism should have a detailed clinical history, physical examination, and thyroid function tests as part of an...

    Problem Drinking and Alcoholism: Diagnosis and Treatment

    MARY-ANNE ENOCH, DAVID GOLDMAN

    Alcoholism is a common psychiatric disorder associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Screening for problem drinking and alcoholism should be an integral part of routine health questionnaires.

    Quinolones: A Comprehensive Review

    CATHERINE M. OLIPHANT, GARY M. GREEN

    Recently introduced fluoroquinolones have expanded the traditional gram-negative coverage of this antibiotic class to include specific gram-positive organisms. Quinolone antibiotics should be used judiciously to prevent the development of resistance.

    Promoting and Prescribing Exercise for the Elderly

    ROBERT J. NIED, BARRY FRANKLIN

    By the year 2030, 22 percent of the U.S. population will be over the age of 65; therefore, it is vital to promote exercise plans to improve the cardiovascular, metabolic, endocrine, and psychologic health of this population.

    Inside AFP

    Providing Family Physicians with the Tools to Recognize and Treat Alcohol-Related Problems

    Janis Wright

    On the cover of this issue of AFP, you'll see an illustration (above) showing a typical physician-patient encounter: An older man has consulted his family physician with a medical problem and has undergone a routine evaluation in the office setting. The physician has noted...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Rosemarie Sweeney, Matthew Neff

    HHS Awards $69 Million in Grants to Ensure Early HIV Care | New Web Site Offers CME on Bioterrorism Preparedness | Merck Recalls Hepatitis A Vaccine VAQTA | Relationship Found Between Low-Income Living and Being Uninsured | Partnership to Broaden Research Used In Consensus...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Heather McNeill, Sarah Morgan

    Have an older brother or sister? Thank your mother for not having you first. In a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers discovered that firstborn babies had higher levels of IgE, an antibody associated with allergies, than subsequent children....

    Editorials

    Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Detected by Screening: Look Before You Treat

    MARK HELFAND

    In 1998, the American College of Physicians1 recommended that a routine thyrotropin-stimulating hormone (TSH) measurement be obtained to screen women older than 50 years for thyroid disease. According to this guideline, screening could benefit patients by detecting...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Obtaining a sexual history is usually the last item on the agenda during a physical examination. JOH, who trained in the early 1970s, never had the importance of obtaining a sexual history impressed on him. However, after almost 30 years in practice, it has become much easier...

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Acute Otitis Media

    PADDY O'NEILL

    What are the effects of treatments and preventive interventions for acute otitis media?

    Photo Quiz

    Koebner Streak

    SYLVIA HSU, ADRIENNE M. FEASEL

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

    Practice Guidelines

    ACOG Issues Recommendations on Assessment of Risk Factors for Preterm Birth

    Genevieve Ressel

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued new recommendations on assessing risk factors for preterm birth. These recommendations discuss risk factors, markers for predicting preterm birth, and clinical considerations.

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Elaine Kierl Gangel

    AAP Statement on Alcohol Use and Abuse | AAP Report on Mercury in the Environment | Call for Papers for Family Practice Research Presentations | Pocket Guide for Care of HIV/AIDS Patients

    Letters to the Editor

    Use of Mindfulness Meditation for Fibromyalgia

    DAVID VON WEISS

    Removal of Treble Fishhooks

    SCOTT A. COTA

    Tips from Other Journals

    Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Eases Chronic Low Back Pain

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Probiotic Milk Consumption May Reduce Infections in Children

    ANNE D. WALLING

    A Review of Anorexia Nervosa in Primary Care

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Clinical and Other Symptoms Related to Whiplash Injury

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Therapy for Opportunistic Infections in AIDS Patients

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Parental Misconceptions About Fever in Children

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Managing Asthma in Children: A Review of Medications

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Cranberry-Lingonberry Juice Can Prevent UTIs

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Decision-Making: Cancer Screening in Elderly Patients

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Tirofiban vs. Abciximab for Platelet Inhibition

    BILL ZEPF

    Combination Therapy for Patients with Panic Disorder

    KARL E. MILLER

    Parental Expectations of Antibiotic Treatment in Children

    KARL E. MILLER

    CPAP Treatment in Nonsleepy Patients with Sleep Apnea

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Longer-Term Hormone Therapy and Secondary Coronary Events

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Exercise for the Elderly

    It is safe for most adults older than 65 years to exercise. Even patients with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis, can exercise safely. Many of these conditions are improved with exercise. If you are not sure if exercise is...

    Problem Drinking—How To Recognize It

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