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    Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease

    SCOTT L. HALL, TODD LORENC

    Components of secondary prevention of recurrent coronary artery disease include physical activity, weight and dietary control, smoking cessation, medication, and management of hypertension, diabetes, depression, and cholesterol levels. Coronary artery bypass grafting may be...

    FDA Boxed Warnings: How to Prescribe Drugs Safely

    NINA R. O'CONNOR

    Physicians are required to provide patients with information about the risks of drugs they prescribe, and should be familiar with the process by which these warnings are created. Several recent boxed warnings illustrate this process, and strategies for safe prescribing of...

    Management of Erectile Dysfunction

    JOEL J. HEIDELBAUGH

    Erectile dysfunction causes a substantial negative impact on intimate relationships, quality of life, and self-esteem. History and physical examination are usually sufficient to make a diagnosis, and first-line treatment consists of lifestyle changes, modifying drug therapy...

    Recognition and Management of Acute Medication Poisoning

    IVAR L. FRITHSEN, WILLIAM M. SIMPSON, JR.

    Prescription and over-the-counter medications account for almost one half of poisoning exposures in the United States. The initial approach to a person who has been poisoned is to assess the airway, breathing, and circulation, and to take a thorough history. Management is...

    Editorials

    Boxed Warnings and Other FDA Communication Tools

    NORMAN S. MARKS, KAREN WEISS

    Although a boxed warning in the prescribing information for a prescription drug focuses attention on the risks of drugs regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is only one of many risk communication tools that the FDA uses. Well-placed information can...

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    Getting Motivated Is Difficult

    SUMI SEXTON, MEGAN CARROLL, null MSIV

    I was diagnosed with diabetes during a routine examination when I was in my 40s. My reaction to the diagnosis was, “I'll take the medication they give me, but I'm not going to let this control me. I'm not going to change my life for it.” On a scale of one to 10 of readiness...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Senate Passes Health Care Reform Bill with Provisions Favorable to Primary Care | Congress Approves Temporary SGR Payment Patch, CMS Revises Consultation Codes | Pneumococcal Infections Increase, CDC Advises Vaccination for At-Risk Patients | FDA Launches Initiative That...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Leg Compression and Pharmacologic Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism Prevention in High-Risk Patients

    SUZANNE MEYER

    A 67-year-old patient is scheduled for hip replacement surgery. He has heard that surgery can cause blood clots, and he wants to know how to reduce his chances of perioperative blood clots.

    Upright vs. Recumbent Maternal Position During First Stage of Labor

    CLARISSA KRIPKE

    During the first stage of labor, what is the effect of maternal positioning on duration of the first stage of labor, type of delivery, maternal satisfaction, and neonatal and maternal outcomes?

    Photo Quiz

    Infant with a Morbilliform Rash

    ROBERT C. LANGAN, HEATHER E. MOHER

    A previously healthy 12-month-old girl presented with an erythematous, macular rash (see accompanying figure) and a fever of 102°F (38.9°C) that began one day earlier. The child attended day care and had two older siblings in the home. One sibling had an upper respiratory...

    Tips from Other Journals

    Reducing Perioperative Events During Vascular Surgery

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Antiviral Medications for Pregnant Women Exposed to Influenza

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Colon Cleansing and Body Detoxification: Any Evidence of Benefit or Harm?

    ANNE D. WALLING

    Using Walking Speed to Predict Mortality in Older Adults

    GREG JOHNSON, SUMI SEXTON

    High-Dose Nicotinic Acid Improves Atherosclerosis

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Practice Guidelines

    AHA Guidelines on Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    Guideline source: American Heart Association

    Letters to the Editor

    Recommended Age for Testing for Osteoporosis in Women

    HERBERT L. MUNCIE, JR.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Drug Warnings: Is My Medicine Safe?

    Reports about potentially dangerous medicines seem to always be in the news. All of this information can be confusing and overwhelming. How can you be sure that your medicines are safe to take? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (or FDA) is the government agency that...

    Erectile Dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man can't get or keep a good enough erection to have sex that is satisfying for him and his partner. It is normal to have ED occasionally, but if it happens a lot, it may mean there is a bigger problem. Men can have ED at any age, but it...



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