KARL E. MILLER, DAVID E. RUIZ, J. CHRISTOPHER GRAVES
Preventive strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) include individualized education based on the patient's developmental stage and understanding of sexual issues, a hepatitis B vaccine series in unimmunized patients who are being...
KAREN K. O'BRIEN, MARK L. HIGDON, JAIME J. HALVERSON
Family physicians would play a vital role in the initial recognition and management of bioterrorism attacks. Physicians should be familiar with features of the highest priority infectious agents to expedite diagnosis, management, and public health response.
JAMES S. DISTELHORST, GRADY M. HUGHES
Because open-angle glaucoma can cause blindness with little warning, family physicians can help prevent loss of vision in their patients by recognizing risk factors and providing early diagnosis, referral, and treatment.
WENDY S. BIGGS
Consistently placing infants in the supine position to sleep may result in the occipital skull flattening of positional head deformity. Physicians should educate parents and caregivers of infants about the prevention of positional head deformity.
MARY F. CARROLL, DAVID S. SCHADE
Knowing how to evaluate and manage patients with hypercalcemia is essential for family physicians.
Family Practice Match Indicates Continued Decline in Specialty Fill Rate | Federal Government Creates Health Information Exchange Standards | HHS Releases 2001 National Statistics on Child Abuse and Neglect | AAFP Creates New Policy Regarding Ephedra-Containing Dietary...
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Sarah Evans, Heather McNeill
As long as a workout feels strenuous, it will provide some protection against heart disease, even if the workout falls short of recommended guidelines. In a study published in Circulation, more than 7,000 men with an average age of 66 years were surveyed on how much they...
HELGA E. RIPPEN, ELIN GURSKY, MICHAEL A. STOTO
The article in this issue of American Family Physician by O'Brien and colleagues1 on the recognition and management of biologic agents points out that family physicians may be well positioned to recognize bioterrorist attacks and expedite response. In the event that these...
Eileen, a 37-year-old factory worker, is one of those rare people whom everyone likes the instant they meet her. She described having a wonderful life except for one large problem. Standing 63 inches tall and weighing 273 lb resulted in a body mass index of 48 for Eileen....
CAROL JOUGHIN, PAUL RAMCHANDANI, MORRIS ZWI
Limited evidence from two systematic reviews suggests that dexamfetamine versus placebo significantly improves some behavior outcomes but increases anorexia and appetite disturbance. The second systematic review could not draw firm conclusions about the effects of...
KENNETH FINK, BARBARA CLARK
SR, a 40-year-old woman with no significant medical history other than smoking, comes to you for a check-up. You counsel her on smoking cessation and review her preventive health needs. You wonder if you should counsel SR regarding physical activity. You know that physical...
MICHAEL D. LACK, DAVID H. WEINGOLD
A 41-year-old welder presented with right-hand skin lesions thought to be welding burns that had become infected. He was scheduled to have neck surgery for an unrelated problem, but when the surgeon saw the lesions, surgery was canceled, and he was given levofloxacin. He...
KARL E. MILLER
ANNE D. WALLING
ANNE D. WALLING
SUMI M. SEXTON
KARL E. MILLER
Barrett M. Schroeder
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently updated its guideline for the early detection of cervical neoplasia and cancer. The revised guideline was published in the November/December 2002 issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and is also available at CAonline....
Carrie Morantz, Brian Torrey
CDC Guidelines on SARS | Hepatitis Infections in Correctional Settings | AHRQ Announces New Web-Based Medical Journal | Recommendations for Preventing Medication Errors in Children
An 88-year-old woman was recently admitted to our inpatient family practice service in an unresponsive state, after having a stroke. She had a history of angina, congestive heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and an above-knee amputation, and she had...
EDWARD P. MCAULIFFE
Open-angle glaucoma is a common, serious eye problem. The insides of your eyes make fluid. When this fluid doesn't drain out, it creates pressure. High pressure inside your eyes can slowly damage the nerves that help you see.
The article “Antidepressants: Update on New Agents and Indications” (February 1, 2003, page 547) contained an error in the description of venlafaxine. On page 551, the second sentence under the subheading “Venlafaxine” should have read: It is a bicyclic antidepressant that...
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