NINA R. O'CONNOR, MAURA R. McLAUGHLIN, PETER HAM
Rashes are extremely common in newborns and can be a significant source of parental concern. Most rashes are benign and self-limited, but others require further work-up for infectious etiologies or underlying systemic disorders.
MAURA R. McLAUGHLIN, NINA R. O'CONNOR, PETER HAM
Nearly all birthmarks are of concern to parents, but there is limited evidence to guide management. Most benign birthmarks do not require treatment, but effective cosmetic laser treatments exist. Some birthmarks may require further work-up for underlying defects or potential...
MATTHEW PECCI, JEFFREY B. KREHER
The clavicle is a common site for injury because of its superficial location, its thin midshaft, and the forces transmitted across it. Most clavicle fractures occur in the midshaft and can be treated nonoperatively; surgery is an option for those that have high potential for...
PAULA GARDINER, RUSSELL PHILLIPS, ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
Herbs and other dietary supplements may alter the actions of prescription and nonprescription drugs. Harmful effects are most pronounced with anticoagulants, cardiovascular medications, oral hypoglycemics, and antiretrovirals. Physicians should routinely ask patients about...
JOYCE A. MERRIMAN
Did you notice anything different on the cover of this issue? In the lower right-hand corner is the first new organizational seal for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) in 36 years. The new seal was introduced last October at the Scientific Assembly. The seal...
MARK A. GRABER, ANDREA DARBY-STEWART, ROBERT DACHS
Which controls type 2 diabetes best at five years: rosiglitazone, metformin, or glyburide? Metformin should be the first-line drug for managing type 2 diabetes. Insulin and sulfonylureas should be second line, and glitazones should be reserved for third line.
The American Health Information Community (AHIC), a federal health information technology advisory body, recently sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael Levitt detailing the AHIC's recommendations for mandatory electronic...
IRENE KWAN, JOSEPH LOZE ONWUDE
What are the effects of drug and hormonal treatments in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? What are the effects of psychological interventions, physical therapy, dietary supplements and surgical treatments in women with PMS?
KEVIN JOHNSON, GANDHARI LOOMIS, DONNA FLAKE, SUZANNE HARRISON
There are no significant long-term detrimental effects associated with the use of currently available, commercially produced, isolated soy protein-based formula in full-term infants.
TIEN D. BUI, MATTHEW W. SHORT
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
ANNE D. WALLING
KARL E. MILLER
JONATHAN L. TEMTE, DOUG CAMPOS-OUTCALT
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released the 2008 recommended immunization schedules for children and adolescents. There are no significant additions to this year's schedule, however, formatting has been simplified and footnotes have been updated...
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a form of child abuse involving both physical abuse and medical neglect. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has identified factors that may help physicians recognize this form of child abuse and has provided recommendations on when to...
MARK K. HUNTINGTON
The clavicle, or collarbone, is the bone that runs from your shoulder to your breastbone. A clavicle fracture is a crack or break in this bone. It can happen if you fall on your shoulder or hit directly on the bone.
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