LISA NOBLE WEISS
The most common causes of wheezing in children are asthma, allergies, infections, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and obstructive sleep apnea. A detailed history, including family history; age at onset; pattern of wheezing; seasonality; and associations with feeding, cough,...
MICHAEL BALLAS, ERIC H. KRAUT
A thorough history, physical examination, and a standardized bleeding score system can help physicians diagnose bleeding and bruising disorders. Initial evaluation should include complete blood count with platelet count, peripheral blood smear, prothrombin time, and partial...
REBECCA A. MERIWETHER, JEFFREY A. LEE, AUGUSTA SCHROEDER LAFLEUR, PAMELA WISEMAN
Even brief physician counseling that leads to modest physical activity changes could affect the population's health. Tailored counseling that incorporates shared decision making, a written prescription, printed supportivematerials, and followup is most effective.
HUGH SILK, ALAN B. DOUGLASS, JOANNA M. DOUGLASS, LAURA SILK
Oral health is an important, but often neglected, part of prenatal health care. Because some oral health problems in pregnant women may cause adverse effects, such as preterm birth or low birth weight, ensuring that women of childbearing age practice proper oral hygiene and...
JOYCE A. MERRIMAN
The medical editors associated with American Family Physician play a crucial role in maintaining the high quality of this publication. They review manuscripts and coordinate various sections of the journal to ensure that AFP provides the most up-to-date and accurate...
Recently Introduced Legislation Provides for 18-Month Physician Payment Update | Candidate Health Care Proposals Focus on Insurance Coverage, Not Systematic Change | AHRQ Provides State-by-State Snapshots of Health Care Quality Performance | MedPAC Considers Recommendations,...
ALAN M. ADELMAN, DAVID R. MEHR
Despite a highly variable course, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have a devastating impact on patients and their families. Throughout the inevitable progression of these diseases, family physicians can help patients and their caregivers by offering emotional support...
The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.
DAVID SCOTT, ANNA KOWALCZYK
What are the effects of nonsurgical and surgical treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee?
NIRAV SHASTRI, LISA GILMER
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
MARK H. EBELL
Although individual signs and symptoms are of limited value in the diagnosis of appendicitis, the Alvarado (also known as the MANTRELS [Migration of pain to the right lower quadrant, Anorexia, Nausea/vomiting, Tenderness in the right lower quadrant, Rebound pain, Elevation of...
ANNE D. WALLING
ANNE D. WALLING
ANNE D. WALLING
A guideline created by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) reviews the data on the effects of pharmacologic treatment of dementia for improving cognition, global function, behavior/mood, and quality of life (QOL)...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released recommendations on prevention and management of high blood lead levels in children.
GEORGE LARIOS, ALEVIZOS ALEVIZOS, DIMITRIS RIGOPOULOS
Getting regular physical activity can help keep your heart healthy, prevent some diseases, and make depression better. It also can help you stay at a healthy weight and give you more energy.
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