TARANNUM MASTER-HUNTER, DIANA L. HEIMAN
Patient history and physical examination can help differentiate the causes of amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea should be evaluated in the context of the development of secondary sexual characteristics. Laboratory testing offers additional assistance in determining the cause of...
ERIC L. ANDERSON
Patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia are treated initially with antiarrhythmogenic agents, although placement of an automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator should be seriously considered.
AYAZ VIRJI, MICHEL M. MURR
In severely obese patients, bariatric surgery may be curative for such obesity-related comorbidities as diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. The number of bariatric surgeries has increased greatly in the last 10 years. It is important for family physicians to understand the...
KARL E. MILLER
Chlamydia trachomatis infection most commonly affects the urogenital tract. In men, the infection usually is symptomatic, with dysuria and a discharge from the penis. Untreated chlamydial infection in men can spread to the epididymis. Most women with chlamydial infection have...
MATTHEW J. NEFF
The full editorial content of each issue of AFP from 1998 to the present is available online athttps://www.aafp.org/afp (see accompanying figure). While many readers know about and visit the AFP Web site, fewer are familiar with the special features that can be accessed from...
Medicaid Cost Sharing and Premiums May Reduce Physician Revenues | AMA Supports Amendment on Cuts to Medicare Physician Payments | Increase in Candidates Matched into Family Medicine Residencies | HHS Issues Checklist to Help Clinics Prepare for Influenza Pandemic | Programs...
Men might enjoy revenge more than women, especially when it involves someone they dislike. Results of a study in the journal Nature showed that both men and women feel empathy toward people experiencing pain, but men in particular get pleasure if they have negative feelings...
One of the obvious consequences of the failure of health insurance companies to pay benefits for the medical treatment of obesity is the relatively limited access to comprehensive medical programs.1 Because benefits often are paid for surgery, another consequence of this...
ANDREW J. WEAVER, HAROLD G. KOENIG
Before 2000, nearly 1,200 studies had examined the relationship between religion and health, with most studies reporting positive associations.1 In the past five years many new studies have been conducted that support these findings.2 Although there has been criticism of the...
MARK H. EBELL
What is the role of clinical prediction tools in helping physicians decide on inpatient or outpatient treatment for patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
CURT R. WARD
Ramelteon is safe and effective for decreasing the time to persistent sleep in patients with chronic insomnia. It does not have the potential for abuse or dependence that sedative hypnotics have and is not a controlled substance.
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
KENNETH W. LIN
ANNE D. WALLING
KARL E. MILLER
KENNETH W. LIN
ANNE D. WALLING
CARRIE A. MORANTZ
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA) have released guidelines for investigation of exposure and transmission of tuberculosis and prevention of future infections through contact investigations.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an opinion statement on issues specific to pregnancy in obese women. Women who are obese are at increased risk of complications of pregnancy such as gestational hypertension and diabetes, preeclampsia...
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released recommendations for screening for Tay-Sachs disease.
CDC Recommendations for Improving Oral Health
TIMOTHY J. BENTON
Amenorrhea (say: uh-men-or-EE-uh) is when you don’t have periods. You can have primary or secondary amenorrhea. Primary amenorrhea is when you haven’t had a period by 14 to 16 years of age. Secondary amenorrhea is when you have had normal periods but then you don’t have one...
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (say: uh-RITH-mo-jen-ic right ven-TRICK-yoo-lar dis-PLAY-shuh), also called ARVD, is a rare heart problem. The heart has four sections called chambers. The right ventricle (say: VEN-trick-uhl) is one of these chambers. If you have...
The article “Foreign Body Ingestion in Children” (July 15, 2005, page 287) contained an error in the abstract. The following sentence contained a typographic error and was missing a phrase: “Foreign bodies lodged in the esophagus should be removed endoscopically, but some...
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