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    Newborn Skin: Part I. Common Rashes

    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.

    Newborn Skin: Part II. Birthmarks

    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...

    Clavicle Fractures

    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...

    Herbal and Dietary Supplement–Drug Interactions in Patients with Chronic Illnesses

    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...

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    Academy Introduces New Organizational Seal; Immunization Schedules in This Issue

    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...

    AFP Journal Club

    Choosing First-Line Therapy for Management of Type 2 Diabetes

    MARK A. GRABER, ANDREA DARBY-STEWART, ROBERT DACHS

    Purpose

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    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...

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Premenstrual Syndrome

    IRENE KWAN, JOSEPH LOZE ONWUDE

    Spironolactone. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) found that luteal-phase spirono-lactone improved psychological and physical symptoms of PMS over two to six months compared with placebo.

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Effects of Soy Protein-Based Formula in Full-Term Infants

    KEVIN JOHNSON, GANDHARI LOOMIS, DONNA FLAKE, SUZANNE HARRISON

    Are there long-term detrimental effects of soy protein-based formula in full-term infants?

    Photo Quiz

    Localized Rash After Skin Exposure to Cold Temperature

    TIEN D. BUI, MATTHEW W. SHORT

    A 40-year-old man presented with a rash on his legs. Three days earlier, the patient had been evaluated in the emergency department for lower leg pain that developed after running. He was diagnosed with leg cramps and was told to stretch and put ice on his legs. Soon after...

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    Lower Blood Pressures and Mortality in Very Old Persons

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    Which Dressings Are Best for Venous Leg Ulcers?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Recurring C. trachomatis Infections in Young Women

    KARL E. MILLER

    Practice Guidelines

    ACIP Releases 2008 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules

    JONATHAN L. TEMTE, DOUG CAMPOS-OUTCALT

    Guideline source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

    Practice Guideline Briefs

    AAP Recommendations on Munchausen by Proxy

    LIZ HORSLEY

    Guideline source: American Academy of Pediatrics

    Letters to the Editor

    Economic Influence on the Drafting of Practice Guidelines

    MARK K. HUNTINGTON

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Clavicle Fractures: What You Should Know

    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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