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KEVIN PETERSON, JANET SILVERSTEIN, FRANCINE KAUFMAN, ELIZABETH WARREN-BOULTON
Management of type 2 diabetes in youths differs from that in adults because it focuses on age-specific factors such as advancing sexual maturity, physical growth, and self-management ability.
WILLIAM J. MCINTYRE, MICHAEL R. DOWNS, SONDRA A. BEDWELL
The prevention of squamous cell carcinomas is the most compelling reason to treat actinic keratoses, although cosmetic concerns or symptom relief also may be factors. Treatment options include cryosurgery, curettage, photodynamic therapy, and topical therapy.
THOMAS PLATTS-MILLS, DONALD Y.M. LEUNG, MICHAEL SCHATZ
Identification and treatment of allergic responses should be considered in patients whose asthma symptoms are persistent and who require daily medication. Although simple allergen avoidance measures have proved ineffective, there is good evidence for the effectiveness of a...
GWEN WAGSTROM HALAAS
Wounds that may contain a foreign body such as wood, metal, or glass should be evaluated to determine whether imaging, treatment, and/or removal of the foreign body is required. Depending on the type of foreign body, treatment options range from irrigation with tap water to...
GENEVIEVE W. RESSEL
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) will be taking over Chicago next month for the Annual Scientific Assembly. Activities begin Thursday, October 3, and continue through Saturday, October 6. Thousands of family physicians, residents, and students will be...
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For one Canadian man, lightning and earphones don't mix, suggests correspondence published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Canadian doctors reported treating a patient who had second-degree burns on his neck, chest, left leg, and face. At the time of the injury, the...
KRISTINE A. MADSEN
Obesity in youth and its attendant complications, including type 2 diabetes, are of tremendous concern. In addition to future complications, youths with diabetes have a high risk of psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression.1 The disproportionate effect of obesity...
MICHAEL B. POTTER
Studies of mammography show a 0.1 percent absolute reduction in breast cancer mortality with mammography. This means that if 2,000 women are offered mammography over 10 years, one woman would have her life prolonged, 10 healthy women would be treated unnecessarily for breast...
Providing oral emergency contraceptives in advance to fertile women for use after unprotected sexual intercourse (i.e., advance provision) does not affect pregnancy rates, condom use, sexually transmitted infection rates, or type of contraception used. Advance provision more...
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for elevated blood lead levels in children and pregnant women and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to...
STEPHEN H. PEARSON, DONALD W. SHENENBERGER
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
CHRISTOPHER J. BOOS, DEIDRE A. LANE, GREGORY Y.H. LIP
What are the effects of oral medical treatments to control heart rate in persons with chronic (longer than one week) nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? What is the effect of different treatment strategies for persons with persistent nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?
KARL E. MILLER
ANNE D. WALLING
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines that provide recommendations on screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities.
ANGELO ZULLO, DINO VAIRA
Diabetes is when your body cannot control the amount of sugar in your blood (blood sugar). Usually, a hormone called insulin helps turn the sugar from food into energy for your body. If you have diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or doesn't use...
Actinic keratoses (ak-TIN-ik ker-uh-TOH-sees) are rough, scaly patches on the skin. They are usually on areas of your body that get the most sun (for example, the head, neck, arms, and hands).
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