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    Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Primary Care

    SARAH D. PRITTS, JEFFREY SUSMAN

    By detecting eating disorders at an early stage, family physicians can play a crucial role in helping patients recover.

    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    KAHDI F. UDOBI, ED CHILDS, KARIM TOUIJER

    Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a potentially lethal lung inflammation that can develop in critically ill patients. The fundamentals of therapy include providing supplemental oxygen, lung rest, and supportive care.

    Seizure Disorders in the Elderly

    LOURDES VÉLEZ, LINDA M. SELWA

    If possible, seizure control in the elderly should be achieved with one agent given in the lowest effective dosage. All antiepileptic drugs can cause dose-dependent sedation and cognitive impairment.

    Alternative Therapies for Traditional Disease States: Osteoarthritis

    VINCENT MORELLI, CHRISTOPHER NAQUIN, VICTOR WEAVER

    Osteoarthritis is the leading medical condition for which people use alternative therapies. Common therapies for osteoarthritis include herbs, supplements, exercise, and nondrug modalities.

    Chronic Illness and Sexual Functioning

    MARGARET R. H. NUSBAUM, CAROL HAMILTON, PATRICIA LENAHAN

    Family physicians should be proactive in diagnosing and managing the changes in sexual functioning that can occur in patients who have chronic illness. Patient education and reassurance are essential.

    Inside AFP

    An Illustrator's Gallery: Artist Mark Schuler

    Janis Wright

    An Illustrator's Gallery: Artist Mark Schuler

    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    Matthew Neff

    Number of Physicians Providing Care to Medicaid and Charity Patients Declines | HHS Grants Expected to Provide Health Care Services for 195,000 Americans | Survey Reveals Continued Trend of Decline in Illicit Drug Use by Adolescents | HHS Awards $100 Million to Help Prevent...

    Quantum Sufficit

    Quantum Sufficit

    Sarah Evans, Heather McNeill

    “Bzzzzz.” Cold weather has quieted that sound for many Americans, but mosquitoes are still creating a buzz. According to BMJ, mosquitoes native to the United States may be responsible for two cases of Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Washington, D.C., area last summer. Some...

    Editorials

    Novel Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Do They Add Value to Your Practice?

    LORI MOSCA

    It is well established that hypercholesterolemia is a risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), and routine screening is recommended for standard lipids and other major modifiable risk factors, including blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and lifestyle habits.1 Advances...

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Diary from a Week in Practice

    Linda, a 40-year-old woman, presented this afternoon to review a recent computed tomographic (CT) scan. The scan was obtained to further evaluate a six-week history of abdominal pain. The pain was crampy, located in the left upper quadrant, and initially associated with...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions Recommendations and Rationale

    These are the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women. This statement updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to...

    Tips from Other Journals

    Acid Reflux and Cough in Patients with Asthma

    KARL E. MILLER

    Management of Obesity: An Official Recommendation

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Lowering Warfarin-Induced Coagulopathy with Vitamin K

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Increased Risk of Diabetes with Olanzapine Therapy

    ANNE D. WALLING

    HRT May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    Occult Bacteremia in Febrile Infants and Children

    KARL E. MILLER

    What Is the Correct Dose of Metoprolol in Heart Failure?

    KARL E. MILLER

    Follow-Up After Bile Duct Sphincterotomy

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Are Major Depression and Alcoholism Related?

    KARL E. MILLER

    Breast Cancer Screening: Comparing the Opinions

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    Warming Limbs Eases Insertion of Intravenous Line

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Who Should Be Screened for Hemochromatosis?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Treatment of Transient Hip Tenosynovitis with NSAIDs

    RICHARD SADOVSKY

    COX-2 Inhibitors vs. NSAIDs in Treatment of Arthritis

    ANNE D. WALLING

    How Helpful Is Salt Reduction in Hypertensive Patients?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    What Is the Impact of Public Access Defibrillators?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Causes and Outcomes in Patients with Syncope

    BILL ZEPF

    Continuous Infusion of IV Morphine for Cancer Pain

    KARL E. MILLER

    Debriefing After Psychologic Trauma May Not Help Recovery

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Does Tubal Ligation Change a Woman's Libido?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    POEMs and Tips

    Alcohol Rub vs. Antiseptic Soap to Reduce Contamination

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Practice Guidelines

    NIH Releases Statement on Managing Pain, Depression, and Fatigue in Cancer

    Genevieve W. Ressel

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a consensus statement on the management of cancer symptoms, including pain, depression, and fatigue. The statement was prepared by a nonfederal, nonadvocate panel of experts in the field and is an independent panel report,...

    Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs

    Carrie Morantz, Brian Torrey

    Group B Streptococci Screening Recommendations | HTAC Recommendations on Tumescent Liposuction | FDA Approval

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Differential Diagnosis for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Letters to the Editor

    Using a Metal Detector to Track a Swallowed Penny

    JOHN W. RICHARDS, JR., JOHN W. RICHARDS, III

    Erythrasma and Common Bacterial Skin Infections

    MACK R. HOLDINESS

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    How Do I Know If I Have an Eating Disorder?

    If you have an eating disorder, you are very concerned about the way your body looks, and you use food to control your emotions. You want very much to be thin and are afraid of becoming fat.

    Health Problems and Your Sex Life

    A chronic illness is a health problem that you have for a long time, such as heart disease, lung disease, arthritis, or cancer.

    Exercise: How To Get Started

    Increased physical activity can lead to a longer life and better health. Exercise helps prevent heart disease and many other problems. Exercise builds strength, gives you more energy, helps reduce stress, and can help you lose weight. It is also a good way to curb your...

    Weight-Training and Weight-Lifting Safety

    Lifting weights can cause serious injury. You can lift weights more safely by following these basic guidelines.

    Running: Avoiding Running Injuries

    Most injuries that affect runners are called overuse injuries. This type of injury most often occurs because the runner is trying to run too far, too fast, and too soon. With every mile you run, your feet must absorb about 110 tons of energy. Up to 70 percent of runners get...

    Running: Avoiding Running Injuries

    Most injuries that affect runners are called overuse injuries. This type of injury most often occurs because the runner is trying to run too far, too fast, and too soon. With every mile you run, your feet must absorb about 110 tons of energy. Up to 70 percent of runners get...



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