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    Cervical Radiculopathy: Nonoperative Management of Neck Pain and Radicular Symptoms

    JASON DAVID EUBANKS

    Cervical radiculopathy is a disease process marked by nerve compression that typically leads to neck and armpain, as well as sensory and motor abnormalities. Most patients improve over time with a multimodal, nonoperative treatment approach. Possible therapies include...

    LASIK: A Primer for Family Physicians

    JOHN J. MESSMER

    LASIK is the most popular method of corneal refractive surgery in the United States. Almost all patients achieve uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/40. LASIK appears to be safe and effective over the long term, with only a small tendency for increased myopia in the...

    Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults

    BASSEM ELSAWY, KIM E. HIGGINS

    Lack of physical activity contributes to many chronic diseases in older adults. All older adults who are physically able to exercise should participate in aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities throughout the week. The addition of balance exercises may be helpful for...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    CMS Extends Grace Period for Medicare's PECOS Physician Enrollment Policy | USPSTF Chair Defends Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations | House Approves Legislation to Help Small Practices Purchase Health IT Systems | Medicare Adds HIV Infection Screening Tests to List of...

    Editorials

    Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults

    DAVID M. BUCHNER

    Shortly after World War II, health researchers began to investigate the high rates of coronary heart disease in the United Kingdom. Jerry Morris, a scientist in London, noted a striking difference in rates of myocardial infarction between drivers and conductors of double...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Statins for Non-Dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease

    NATHAN HITZEMAN

    When taken over a five-year period, statins significantly reduce all-cause mortality (number needed to treat [NNT] = 56), cardiovascular mortality (NNT = 86), and nonfatal cardiovascular events (NNT = 25).

    Cochrane Briefs

    Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis

    JANELLE GUIRGUIS-BLAKE

    Acupuncture appears to be effective for prophylaxis of migraine headaches, and may be slightly better than pharmacotherapy. Sham acupuncture is just as effective as real acupuncture.

    Tips from Other Journals

    Combination Beta-Agonist/Steroid Therapy: Does It Help COPD?

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Can Troponin Predict Risk in Pulmonary Embolism?

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Photo Quiz

    Retinal Changes and Visual Impairment

    KHIEM T. TRAN, ANDREW S. QUALM, MARCIA A. SHANNON

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

    Practice Guidelines

    ASCO and AUA Release Guideline on Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention with 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors

    LISA GRAHAM

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Urological Association (AUA) developed a practice guideline on the benefits and harms of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors for prevention of prostate cancer.

    Letters to the Editor

    The Ethical Dilemma of Life-Prolonging Medical Devices

    SHAWN CLAUSEN

    Helpful Tips for Performing Musculoskeletal Injections

    JOHN P. METZ

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    LASIK: What You Should Know

    LASIK is a type of surgery in which a laser is used to reshape the eye. This helps some people with vision problems see better. LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (KER-uh-toe-mi-LOO-sus).

    Exercise in Older Adults

    Any amount of exercise will make you healthier. All people who are able to exercise, regardless of age, should be active throughout the week.



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