KYLE J. CASSAS, AMELIA CASSETTARI-WAYHS
Children and adolescents who engage in sports may be particularly at risk for overuse injuries. Most of these conditions can be managed conservatively with timely diagnosis and proper treatment.
KAREN L. MAUGHAN, STEVEN W. HEIM, SIM S. GALAZKA
The risk of postpartum hemorrhage may best be reduced through active management of the third stage of labor. Active management includes administration of uterotonic medication after delivery of the baby, controlled traction of the umbilical cord, and early umbilical cord...
DAVID B. CARR, JANET M. DUCHEK, THOMAS M. MEUSER, JOHN C. MORRIS
In determining whether patients with dementia should stop driving, physicians should assess pertinent cognitive domains, determine the severity and etiology of the dementia, and screen for risky driving behaviors. Some states require reporting of specific medical conditions.
ALEX MELAMUD, RAKHEE PALEKAR, ARUN SINGH
Untreated, this intraocular malignancy causes death from intracranial extension and disseminated disease within two years. However, new diagnostic and treatment methods allow for a high cure rate. Diagnosis typically is made at 12 to 24 months of age, and the most common...
STEVEN SHEARER, LAUREN GORDON
Patients with excessive worry may present not with this complaint but with another problem (e.g., insomnia), or may display vague physical symptoms or a somatic syndrome (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome). Antidepressants and cognitive behavioral techniques delivered in primary...
JOYCE A. MERRIMAN
Browsing past issues of AFP online just got easier. On average, the AFP Web site (https://www.aafp.org/afp) is visited by approximately 60,000 readers each month. Recent surveys show that most visitors come to the site to print out an article, use the search engine to find...
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People seeking medical advice are more likely to turn to the Internet than to their physicians, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers analyzed data from the Health Information National Trends Survey of more than 6,000 U.S. adults. Of...
DEBORAH K. WITT, CHRISTOPHER V. CHAMBERS
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, and although many of these cardiovascular deaths are the result of progressive disease, most are sudden cardiac deaths. Sudden cardiac death most commonly refers to unexpected death in a person...
MATTHEW E. FALAGAS, IOANNIS A. BLIZIOTIS, ANASTASIOS M. KAPASKELIS
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
STEPHEN A. WILSON, ANNETTE SANFORD
Amlodipine/atorvastatin (Caduet) is a combination of two drugs, amlodipine (Norvasc) and atorvastatin (Lipitor). Amlodipine is a long-acting dihydropyridine calcium-channel blocker indicated for the treatment of hypertension, chronic stable angina, and vasospastic angina....
KARL E. MILLER
KENNETH W. LIN
ANNE D. WALLING
KARL E. MILLER
ANNE D. WALLING
The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care (NCP), representing five major U.S. palliative care organizations, has established guidelines to promote consistent and high-quality palliative care and to guide the structure and development of existing services.
The 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was approved in 2000 to prevent pneumococcal disease in children younger than five years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released results from a study evaluating the vaccine’s impact on invasive...
The Council on Clinical Cardiology, Subcommittee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention of the American Heart Association (AHA) has released a scientific statement on exercise testing to screen asymptomatic patients for disease.
The Committee on Genetics of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a clinical report that includes guidelines to help physicians oversee the health of patients with achondroplasia.
Dementia (say: duh-MEN-shuh) is a problem that makes it hard for a person to remember things. Dementia in older people usually is caused by Alzheimer’s disease (say: ALLZ-hi-mers). People with Alzheimer’s disease slowly lose their memory, and over time they stop being able to...
Yes. Worry is a normal response when you are unsure about things. It may help you feel more prepared in the short run. It may even help you feel some control over what could happen. Worry may “work” at the time, but it can become a bad habit.
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