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    Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis

    MARY GAYLE SWEET, JON M. SWEET, MICHAEL P. JEREMIAH, SIM S. GALAZKA

    Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to an increased susceptibility to fractures. Some organizations recommend screening all women 65 years and older and all men 70 years and older. First-line treatment consists...

    Evaluation of Macrocytosis

    JOYCE KAFERLE, CHERYL E. STRZODA

    Causes of macrocytosis may include vitamin B12 deficiency, folate deficiency, some medications, reticulocytosis, alcoholism, myeloproliferative disorders, and other etiologies. Patient history and physical examination can help narrow the differential diagnosis. If indicated,...

    The Limping Child: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis

    JEFFREY R. SAWYER, MUKESH KAPOOR

    Deviations from a normal gait pattern can be caused by a variety of conditions. In most children, limping is caused by a mild, self-limiting event, but in some cases, a limp can be a sign of a serious condition. After the most probable diagnoses have been determined, based on...

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    CABG vs. Drug-Eluting Stents in Patients with Multivessel CAD

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    Adolescent Activity Can Predict Weight in Young Adulthood

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    Family Meals Reduce Disordered Eating Behaviors in Girls

    Kenneth T. Moon

    Gastric Banding vs. Conventional Therapy in Patients Who Are Obese

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    Is Combined Therapy for Prostate Cancer Beneficial?

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    Editorials

    Osteoporosis Screening: Mixed Messages in Primary Care

    MARGARET GOURLAY

    As noted in the article by Sweet and colleagues in this issue of American Family Physician,1 in 2002, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended routine screening for osteoporosis in all women 65 years and older and in women 60 to 64 years of age with extra...

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    Report Outlines Four Key Elements of the Patient-Centered Medical Home | Study Shows Physicians With EHR Systems Less Likely to Pay Malpractice Claims | Newly Formed Coalition Supports Efforts to Reform U.S. Health Care System | Americans Cite Variety of Reasons for Skipping...

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    Aspirin in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke

    MICHAEL K. PARK, PETER C. SMITH, GERRI WANSERSKI, JON O. NEHER

    Does aspirin decrease morbidity or mortality in patients with acute ischemic stroke?

    Letters to the Editor

    Physicians Should Collaborate with Local Health Department

    JOHN BRILL, GEOFFREY R. SWAIN

    Potential Side Effects of SSRI Use Include Risk of Hyponatremia

    NANCY BETH GROSSMAN

    Are Antidepressants Merely Providing a Placebo Effect?

    NOUR T. BAGHDADY, ALVIN GOO, CHARLES MAYER

    Preconception Care Should Be Vital Issue for Both Sexes

    EASTLYN HARDING-MARIN

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis literally means bones (“osteo”) that are porous (“porosis”), or weak. When your body loses calcium, your bones become weak and are more likely to break.

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