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    Infant Formula

    NINA R. O'CONNOR

    Most infants require term formula with iron, but a wide variety of formulas are available. Physicians can educate parents about formula choices, as well as identify infants who would benefit from specialized formula.

    Green Tea: Potential Health Benefits

    CRAIG SCHNEIDER, TIFFANY SEGRE

    Evidence suggests that green tea is effective in the treatment of genital warts. Some studies have shown that green tea may help prevent certain cancers, stroke, and cardiovascular disease, but the evidence is conflicting. Green tea is available in beverage, liquid and solid...

    Diets for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: What Is the Evidence?

    CHRISTOPHER WALKER, BRIAN V. REAMY

    Evidence on several popular commercial diets has made it easier for physicians to counsel patients about the health benefits and risks of such plans. Physicians should emphasize diets that are rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthful fatty acids and that limit saturated fat...

    Epididymitis and Orchitis: An Overview

    THOMAS H. TROJIAN, TIMOTHY S. LISHNAK, DIANA HEIMAN

    Epididymitis and orchitis cause gradual onset of scrotal pain and urinary tract symptoms. Empiric treatment should be initiated based on the likely pathogens. If testicular torsion is suspected, urgent referral to a urologist is warranted.

    Editorials

    Long-Term Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

    ERIK J. LINDBLOOM

    In this issue of American Family Physician, Walker and Reamy review many of today's most popular diets.1 In addition to inquiries about these specific diets, physicians may be asked about vegetarian diets in general. Patients may have many reasons for their interest in a...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Obama Seeks Input from AAFP President During White House Health Care Summit | Primary Care Physicians Capable of Performing Safe, Effective Colonoscopies | Budget Proposal Calls for $329 Billion to Block Cuts in Medicare Payment Rates | Agencies Receive Funding to Research...

    Close-ups

    Listening for Signals

    TONY MIKSANEK

    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.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Heparins for Unstable Angina and Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

    NATHAN HITZEMAN, FLORA RAFII

    A 62-year-old man presents to the emergency department with substernal chest pain and associated dyspnea. Changes on electrocardiography (ECG) are noted, and his first set of cardiac enzymes are mildly elevated. The medical team wonders if the patient should receive heparin...

    Aerobic Activity for Cognitive Function

    CLARISSA KRIPKE

    Physical activity improves cardiovascular fitness in persons older than 55 years. Cognitive speed and auditory and visual attention are increased in healthy older adults who exercise.

    Photo Quiz

    Chronic Neck Pain

    THITINAN SRIKULMONTREE, TANGADA P. SUDHA RAO

    Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

    Tips from Other Journals

    Combination Therapy Does Not Improve Vascular Outcomes

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Does Self-Monitoring Improve Management of Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Internet Program Useful for Adolescent Weight Management

    CAROLINE WELLBERY

    Practice Guidelines

    ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Herpes Zoster

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on the prevention of herpes zoster (i.e., shingles).

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Baby Formula: Separating Fact from Fiction

    Breastfeeding gives your baby the best nutrition, but formula can be used if you are unable to or choose not to breastfeed. Formula gives your baby most of the calories, vitamins, and protein he or she needs. It also gives your baby all the liquids he or she needs. Formula...

    What You Should Know About a Heart-Healthy Diet

    Eating too much food high in saturated fats or simple sugars can lead to heart disease. But eating certain foods can lower your risk. A “heart-healthy” diet limits the amount of foods that put you at risk for heart disease and allows you to eat plenty of the foods that keep...



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