ANNE S. BOYD, HOLLY J. BENJAMIN, CHAD ASPLUND
In this article, physicians will learn how to assess, diagnose, and immobilize orthopedic injuries; how to choose between a cast or a splint and which materials to use; and how to avoid possible complications through proper application technique and thorough patient education.
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
The best way to keep up with the medical literature is to set up an information-gathering system that delivers valid, relevant information and that filters out extraneous or biased information. The best systems are inexpensive and easy to use.
CYNTHIA M. RIPSIN, HELEN KANG, RANDALL J. URBAN
Nsulin resistance, decreased insulin secretion, and increased hepatic glucose output are the hallmarks of type 2 diabetes mellitus. E ach class of medications used to treat patients with this disease targets one or more of these defects.
AARON J. MICHELFELDER
Increased dietary whole soy protein has been shown to improve levels of cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, and triglycerides. soy may also help with menopausal hot flashes, bone density, and fracture-risk reduction, although evidence is lacking for its effectiveness in...
AAFP Legislative Priorities Include Patient-Centered Medical Home, Payment Reform | Survey Shows Growing Dissatisfaction Among Primary Care Physicians | House Committee Pushes for Delayed Implementation of ICD-10-CM Codes | Senate Finance Chair Unveils Plan to Promote Primary...
MARK H. EBELL
If you are a typical family physician, you will see between 20 and 30 patients per day. Direct observation studies show that at least 20 clinical questions will arise as you see those patients,1 but that most go unanswered because of lack of time or resources, or a perception...
NIKHIL HEMADY, SAMEER OHRI
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
JONATHAN L. TEMTE
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2009 child and adolescent immunization schedules.
Casts and splints are hard wraps used to support and protect injured bones, ligaments, tendons, and other tissues. They help broken bones heal by keeping the broken ends together and as straight as possible. Casts and splints also help with pain and swelling and protect the...
You can improve your overall health, lower your blood sugar levels, and lower your chance of having a heart attack or stroke by changing your diet and activities. Here are a few things you can do to stay as healthy as possible after you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
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