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    Diagnosis and Management of Red Eye in Primary Care

    HOLLY CRONAU, RAMANA REDDY KANKANALA, THOMAS MAUGER

    Most causes of red eye are benign, and the condition is often managed effectively in the primary care setting. A patient history and eye examination can pinpoint the cause of red eye, which is the focus of treatment. Ophthalmology referral is necessary in severe or...

    Peripheral Nerve Entrapment and Injury in the Upper Extremity

    SARA L. NEAL, KARL B. FIELDS

    Evaluation of upper extremity nerve injuries should follow the pattern of inspection, palpation, joint range of motion, muscle strength testing, and sensory and neurologic examination. The most common nerve entrapment injury is carpal tunnel syndrome, which involves the...

    Vocal Cord Dysfunction

    JAMES DECKERT, LINDA DECKERT

    Airway obstruction from vocal cord dysfunction may be precipitated by exercise, airborne irritants, rhinosinusitis, or psychological conditions. Patients may experience inspiratory stridor, cough, or choking sensations. Pulmonary function testing or flexible laryngoscopy can...

    Noninfectious Penile Lesions

    JOEL M. H. TEICHMAN, JASON SEA, IAN M. THOMPSON, DIRK M. ELSTON

    Noninfectious penile lesions may be categorized as inflammatory and papulosquamous, or neoplastic. Diagnosis is usuallymade based on clinical presentation during the physical examination, although biopsy may be necessary to rule out neoplasms. Treatment of benign lesions...

    Outdoor Air Pollutants and Patient Health

    ROBERT J. LAUMBACH

    Ozone and particulate matter are the air pollutants that most commonly exceed national health standards. Health risk is greatest to vulnerable populations, such as children, older adults, and persons with pulmonary or cardiovascular disorders.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that physicians screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection (Table A). A Recommendation.

    Universal Screening for Hearing Loss in Newborns: Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hearing loss in all newborn infants.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Accountable Care Organizations Still Evolving, AAFP Adopts Recommendations | Manufacturer Recalls Pediatric H1N1 Vaccine Lots Because of Decreased Potency | ACC and AHA Update Guidelines for Perioperative Beta Blockers | President Obama Announces Funds for CHCs and PCMH Pilot...

    AFP Journal Club

    Cancer Risks Associated with CT Scanning

    ROBERT DACHS, MARK A. GRABER, ANDREA DARBY-STEWART

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    Editorials

    Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Beyond

    KRISTA R. BIERNATH, DANIEL P. MONTERO, ALBERT MEHL, KATHLEEN E. TOOMEY

    In the United States, approximately 12,000 infants per year (or one to three per 1,000 newborns) are born deaf or hard of hearing, making hearing loss one of the most common potentially disabling conditions present at birth.1 Exposure to visual or spoken language is vital...

    Drug Pricing in AFP—How Much Does a Drug Cost?

    JAY SIWEK

    It seems like a simple question—how much does a drug cost? The answer turns out to be far from simple. As you may have noticed, we routinely include the approximate cost of drug therapy in tables on treatment. The difficulty starts in deciding which source to use for drug...

    Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

    Title VII Is Critical to the Community Health Center and National Health Service Corps Workforce

    BRIDGET HARRISON, DIANE R. RITTENHOUSE, ROBERT L. PHILLIPS, JR., KEVIN GRUMBACH, ANDREW W. BAZEMORE, MARTEY S. DODOO

    Community health centers (CHCs) and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) are essential to a functioning health care safety net, but they struggle to recruit physicians. Compared with physicians trained in residency programs without Title VII funding, those trained in...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Universal Screening for Hearing Loss in Newborns

    KENNETH W. LIN, MELISSA CAMP

    Case study: A 29-year-old patient gave birth to a healthy infant two days ago. You visit her and her newborn in the hospital where the first-time mother tells you that her baby is scheduled to have a hearing test in the newborn nursery.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Sleep Apnea

    MICHAEL HENSLEY, CHERYL RAY

    What are the effects of treatment for severe and nonsevere OSAHS?

    Photo Quiz

    Acute Pruritic Rash on the Foot

    MARISOL REAVIS, SARAH JORGENSEN

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

    Curbside Consultation

    Recognizing Mental Illness in Culture-bound Syndromes

    GREGORY JUCKETT, LISA RUDOLPH-WATSON

    Somatic symptoms often replace emotional complaints in foreign-born students from cultures where mental illness is stigmatized.

    Practice Guidelines

    ACIP Releases 2010 Immunization Schedules

    JONATHAN L. TEMTE

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added the bivalent vaccine to the child and adolescent immunization schedules, providing recommendations for harmonization between the schedules for both vaccines.

    Letters to the Editor

    Physicians Should Be Aware of Colleagues' Impairments

    CHERYLE SULLIVAN

    Tips from Other Journals

    Is Adjunctive Psychotherapy Effective in Chronic Depression?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Predictors of Readmission After Hospitalization for Pneumonia

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Imaging Strategies for Acute Abdominal Pain

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Surgical Masks for Preventing Influenza in a Health Care Setting

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Tandospirone Improves Symptoms of Functional Dyspepsia

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Pink Eye: What You Should Know

    Pink eye is an inflammation of the tissue that covers the eyeball and the inside of your eyelid. Pink eye is also called conjunctivitis (con-junk-tiv-EYE-tis). It is usually caused by a mild infection that isn't serious. Most pink eye is caused by a virus, but it can also be...

    Vocal Cord Dysfunction

    It is when your vocal cords partially close while you are breathing. This may cause shortness of breath, tightness in your throat, or a choking feeling. Vocal cord dysfunction can sometimes be mistaken for asthma.

    Outdoor Air Pollution and Your Health

    Air pollution makes the air you breathe dirty. It can be caused by gases, drops of liquid, or dust particles. Air pollution can put your health at risk. Pollution is usually man-made, but it also can come from natural sources. In the city, air pollution often comes from motor...



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