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    Treatment Options for Acne Rosacea

    CONSTANCE GOLDGAR, DAVID J. KEAHEY, JOHN HOUCHINS

    Rosacea is a common dermatosis characterized by facial erythema, inflammatory lesions, telangiectasias, and phymatous changes. Treatment is tailored to the disease subtype and includes topical therapy, oral agents, or a combination. Avoidance of trigger factors is also an...

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Biceps Tendinitis and Tendinosis

    CATHERINE A. CHURGAY

    Patients with biceps tendinitis or tendinosis usually present with a deep, throbbing ache in the anterior shoulder. Provocative tests, radiography, and ultrasonography can guide the diagnosis. Conservative treatment options include rest, ice, oral analgesics, physical therapy...

    Acupuncture for Pain

    ROBERT B. KELLY

    Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment for several pain conditions, and it is generally safe and well tolerated. Acupuncture can be recommended to patients with a variety of common syndromes as an adjunctive or even primary treatment option.

    Splints and Casts: Indications and Methods

    ANNE S. BOYD, HOLLY J. BENJAMIN, CHAD ASPLUND

    In this article, physicians will learn which splints and casts should be used for various injuries, how each is applied, the proper position of function of the injured extremity, and the pearls and pitfalls of splinting and casting.

    Graham Center Policy One-Pager

    Decreasing Self-Perceived Health Status Despite Rising Health Expenditures

    DAVID RABIN, STEPHEN M. PETTERSON, ANDREW W. BAZEMORE, BRIDGET TEEVAN, ROBERT L. PHILLIPS, JR., MARTEY S. DODOO, IMAM XIERALI

    Despite steady increases in U.S. health care spending, the population's self-perceived health status has been in a long-term decline. Increased support for public health, prevention, and primary care could reduce growth in spending and improve actual and perceived health.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Organizations Develop Resources, Issue Recommendations for Fall Flu Vaccinations | Report Outlines Unnecessary Health Care Spending, Offers Tips for Cutting Costs | Proposed CMS Rule Would Affect Solvency of Family Medicine Residency Programs | Study Shows Prevalence of...

    Editorials

    Type 2 Diabetes: Separating Proven from Unproven Interventions

    COLIN KOPES-KERR

    Type 2 diabetes is common and is becoming alarmingly more so, yet it is often misunderstood. Physicians and patients tend to think of it as a problem with glucose, when in reality it is a metabolic form of vascular disease, of which glucose comprises only a relatively small...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Corticosteroid Injections for Trigger Finger

    RONALD G. CHAMBERS, JR.

    Based on limited evidence, corticosteroid injection combined with lidocaine (Xylocaine) was more effective than lidocaine alone for the treatment of trigger finger in adults. Compared with those who received lidocaine alone, 38 percent more of the patients who received...

    Vaccines for Postexposure Prophylaxis Against Varicella (Chicken Pox)

    LUIS B. OTERO, MINH Q. HO

    Varicella vaccine appears to be effective in preventing or modifying the severity of the disease in healthy unvaccinated children if administered within three days of exposure. Data are insufficient to support or refute the use of the vaccine as postexposure prophylaxis in...

    Photo Quiz

    Shoulder Pain with a Lung Mass

    CELESTINO VEGA, ANGELA AUSTIN-LEYVA

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

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    Curbside Consultation

    Breaking Bad News Over the Phone

    QUYEN NGO-METZGER

    As a general rule, it is preferable to give test results to your patients in person.

    Practice Guidelines

    IDSA Updates Guideline on Treatment of Candidiasis

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has published updated recommendations on the treatment of candidiasis.

    Letters to the Editor

    Screening for Iron Deficiency In Frequent Blood Donors

    STEPHEN GODSHALL

    Prolotherapy for Treatment of Lateral Epicondylosis

    DAVID RABAGO

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Rosacea: A Skin Disease

    Rosacea (ro-ZAY-she-ah), which is also called acne rosacea, is a skin disease that causes redness on your face. It can affect your nose, forehead, chin, and the skin around your mouth.

    Acupuncture for Pain Relief

    Acupuncture is when thin needles are put into certain places on the body. Acupuncture has been an important part of traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In modern times, other acupuncture methods have been discovered. The most common of these is ...



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