• Articles

    Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Elbow Region

    DENNIS A. CARDONE, ALFRED F. TALLIA

    Diagnostic and therapeutic injections for common elbow pathologies include management of inflammatory conditions and osteoarthritis.

    Lymphadenopathy and Malignancy

    ANDREW W. BAZEMORE, DOUGLAS R. SMUCKER

    Primary care physicians should be able to identify benign and self-limited cases of lymphadenopathy, and cases that are secondary to malignancies and other serious conditions.

    Vaccine Adverse Events: Separating Myth from Reality

    SANFORD R. KIMMEL

    Questions have been raised about the safety of some vaccines because of rare but serious adverse effects that have been attributed to them.

    Management of the Acute Migraine Headache

    GLEN AUKERMAN, DOUG KNUTSON, WILLIAM F. MISER

    Multiple therapies are now available for migraine headaches. Treatment choices should be based on severity, frequency, associated symptoms, and comorbidities.

    Inside AFP

    A Look at Domestic Violence and Children

    JANIS WRIGHT

    This issue features a “Medicine and Society” commentary on the adverse effects that children may have when witnessing violence in their home (see page 2052). Written by Melissa M. Stiles, M.D., associate professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin–Madison...

    Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

    Family Physicians Are the Main Source of Primary Health Care for the Medicare Population

    Of people 65 years and older who reported an individual provider as their usual source of health care, 60 percent identified a family physician or general practitioner. The Medicare population relies heavily on family physicians.

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Matthew Neff

    IOM Report Urges Federal Government to Standardize Quality of Health Care | Safety Net Legislation Passes, Reauthorizes Community Health Center Programs | HHS Awards $85 Million to Support Elimination of Health Disparities | ‘Physicians with Heart’ Trip Delivers $10 Million...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Evans, Heather McNeill

    Chickenpox may strike more than once a lifetime. In a population-based study published in Pediatrics, researchers evaluated 9,947 reports of varicella infection in a community of 303,624 persons and found a noteworthy percentage of cases that met their criteria for repeat...

    Editorials

    Migraine Headache, Evidence-Based Guidelines, and the AAFP

    ERIC M. WALL

    The article by Aukerman and colleagues1 in this issue of American Family Physician is a well-written summary of the evidence supporting the diagnosis and treatment of acute migraine headache. Readers may be unaware of the important role played by the American Academy of...

    Medicine and Society

    Witnessing Domestic Violence: The Effect on Children

    MELISSA M. STILES

    Domestic violence is an ongoing experience of physical, psychologic, and/or sexual abuse in the home that is used to establish power and control over another person.1 Although awareness about the rate of domestic violence in our society is increasing, the public health...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    The homeless man complained of numbness and tingling in the index and middle fingers of his left hand. He had struck his palm with a tire iron a few days earlier, and he had come to the mobile clinic for evaluation. MC, the family practice resident, learned the true reason...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Can Melatonin Prevent or Treat Jet Lag?

    JOHN SMUCNY

    Daily doses of 0.5 to 5 mg of melatonin, taken at the target bedtime at the destination for two to five days after arrival, lessen the effects of jet lag.

    Clinical Evidence: A Publication of BMJ Publishing Group

    Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

    CHRIS B. DEL MAR, PAUL GLASZIOU

    What are the effects of treatments for upper respiratory tract infections?

    Photo Quiz

    Darkened Distal Legs

    AHMED HESHMAT, THOMAS GAITER, OKEY A. IBEANU

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

    Practice Guidelines

    AHRQ Releases Review of Treatments for Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis

    Genevieve W. Ressel

    Rhinitis, classified as allergic or nonallergic, is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages. An evidence report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a review of the available literature on the...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Carrie Morantz, Brian Torrey

    Recommendations on Screening for Domestic Violence | FDA Advisory | Updated Recommendations to Prevent Hypertension

    Letters to the Editor

    Case Report: Factitious Hypoglycemia

    JIN-YONG LU, TONG-YUAN TAI

    Diagnosing Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents

    Brian E. Reynolds

    Additional Side Effects of ACE Inhibitors

    JOHN W. GRAVES

    Food Challenge vs. Skin Antigen Testing

    MARK DERAMO

    Tips from Other Journals

    Noncardiovascular Outcomes After Hormone Therapy

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    When Are Patients with Diabetes Ready for Change?

    KARL E. MILLER

    Hormone Replacement Therapy in Healthy Women

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Rebound Bilirubin Level Following Intensive Phototherapy

    KARL E. MILLER

    Exercise Benefits Patients with Fibromyalgia

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Cardiovascular Outcomes After Hormone Therapy

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Tiotropium vs. Salmeterol in the Treatment of COPD

    KARL E. MILLER

    Updated HIV Treatment Recommendations for 2002

    GRACE BROOKE HUFFMAN

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Jet Lag

    Your body has an internal clock called circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythm regulates your temperature, blood pressure, and hormones. When you travel across several time zones in one day, your internal clock gets out of step with the time at your destination. This is called jet...

    What Should I Know About Migraines?

    Migraines are headaches. They affect millions of people. The pain of a migraine ranges from moderate to severe and throbbing. The pain may be limited to one side of the head. There is usually nausea and sometimes vomiting. People with a migraine headache try to avoid lights,...



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