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    Environmental Control of Allergic Diseases

    JEFFREY A. GERMAN, MICHAEL B. HARPER

    Allergic disease affects millions of persons in the United States and is best managed with environmental control measures.

    Rosacea: A Common, Yet Commonly Overlooked, Condition

    B. WAYNE BLOUNT, ALLEN L. PELLETIER

    Rosacea is a common, but often overlooked, skin condition of uncertain etiology that can lead to significant facial disfigurement, ocular complications, and severe emotional distress.

    Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients

    MARK W. NIEDFELDT

    Athletes and other physically active patients should be screened for high blood pressure and, if necessary, given appropriate treatment. It is important for physicians to consider the effects of various antihypertensive medications on exercise tolerance and the rules for...

    Using ACE Inhibitors Appropriately

    DAPHNE P. BICKET

    Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have been shown to improve or stabilize several chronic conditions. Physicians should be comfortable using these agents as primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention in the majority of patients with refractory hypertension, congestive...

    Inside AFP

    AFP Medical Editing Fellowship Thrives

    Janis Wright

    AFP is welcoming its ninth medical editing fellow to the editorial offices in Washington, D.C. Charles Carter, M.D., started his fellowship in July, taking over for Margaret Gourlay, M.D., who just finished the year-long fellowship. The fellowship, named after AFP's earlier...

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Matthew Neff

    Gerberding Named CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator | Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act Introduced to Congress | New Web Site Promotes Healthy Eating, Active Lifestyles for Children | HHS Awards Grants to Promote Abstinence Education for Teenagers | WONCA Web Site...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Evans, Heather McNeill

    Here's another reason girls should be encouraged to participate in sports: they are less likely to grow up to be obese adults. In a study published in Preventive Medicine, researchers evaluated the past athletic involvement and current body mass index (BMI) of 486 women. They...

    Editorials

    Preventing Postpartum Weight Retention

    Nicole P. Somvanshi

    Weight change in the postpartum period is a dominant concern of new mothers.1 Post-partum weight retention has important public health implications as well, because retention of gestational weight can be a significant contributor to long-term obesity and associated health...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    The patient sat in the holding area of the mobile clinic, furtively eyeing JOH as he completed a chart. JOH knew him well, and he also knew what he wanted from his visit. The patient had a history of asthma, and he had come for a refill of his albuterol inhaler. The only...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Do Children with Acute Asthma Benefit More from Anticholinergics and Beta2 Agonists than from Beta2 Agonists Alone?

    CASEY CLEARY-HAMMARSTEDT, null M.P.A., CHERYL A. FLYNN

    A five-year-old female child presents with moderate asthma exacerbation of four hours' duration.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Thromboembolism

    DAVID A. FITZMAURICE, F.D. RICHARD HOBBS, RICHARD J. MCMANUS

    What are the effects of treatments for proximal deep venous thrombosis?

    Photo Quiz

    Facial Rash

    RAYMOND T. KUWAHARA, MARK F. NAYLOR, ROBERT B. SKINNER, JR

    A 56-year-old woman presented to the dermatology clinic with a six-month history of erythematous papules around the mouth (see the accompanying figure). A physician had prescribed a topical steroid cream for this eruption three months ago with initial improvement in the rash....

    Tips from Other Journals

    Follow-Up After Resection for Colorectal Cancer Saves Lives

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Indications for ACE Inhibitors in Vascular Disease

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Making the Diagnosis of Clinical Depression

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Combination Therapy Improves Outcomes in HIV Infection

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis Important in Cystic Fibrosis?

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Diagnosing Appendicitis in Children with Abdominal Pain

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Pharmacologic Treatment to Help with Smoking Cessation

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    VCTC vs. Conventional Colonoscopy Screening

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Significance of Blood Sugar Levels in Pregnancy and Labor

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Issues Guidelines for Selecting and Using the Most Appropriate Car Safety Seats

    Genevieve W. Ressel

    A policy statement developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides recommendations based on the available literature and lists some factors that parents should consider before buying a car safety seat for infants and children. The complete report appears in the...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Brian Torrey

    HHS Report on Physical Activity for Older Americans | USPSTF Breast Cancer Recommendations | AAP Childhood OSAS Screening Guidelines | FDA Approval of Alosetron Reintroduction

    Letters to the Editor

    Postpartum Eclampsia

    SAMANTHA NEWBOULD

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Things That Can Cause Asthma and Allergies

    Controlling dust mites is the most important thing you can do in your house to make your asthma and allergies better. Dust mites are tiny bugs that cannot be seen. They live in places that collect dust. Pillows, mattresses, and carpets usually have thousands of dust mites...

    Rosacea–What Is It, and What Can I Do About It?

    Rosacea (say “rose-ay-shah”) is a disease that affects the skin of the face. Rosacea usually starts with redness on the cheeks. It can slowly worsen to include one or more symptoms and several parts of the face. Symptoms may include blushing (reddening of the face), a blotchy...

    High Blood Pressure and Exercise

    Blood pressure is the amount of pressure (force) blood exerts on the walls of your arteries. Arteries are the “pipes” that carry blood from your heart to all parts of your body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, happens when your blood puts extra pressure on the...

    What Should I Know About ACE Inhibitors?

    ACE inhibitors are medicines that were first designed to treat high blood pressure. They are safe and have few side effects. There are several different brand names.



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