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    Hepatitis B: Diagnosis and Treatment

    THAD WILKINS, DAVE ZIMMERMAN, ROBERT R. SCHADE

    High-risk populations, including health care professionals and pregnant women, should be screened for hepatitis B infection. The goals of treatment for chronic infection are to reduce inflammation of the liver and prevent complications by suppressing viral replication....

    The Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Medical Examination: Practical Issues

    NATALIE P. HARTENBAUM

    When conducting the commercial motor vehicle driver medical examination, the examiner must follow mandated medical standards, comply with specific criteria, and consider expert recommendations and guidance to reach a certification determination. This article focuses on major...

    Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders

    SY ATEZAZ SAEED, DIANA J. ANTONACCI, RICHARD M. BLOCH

    Exercise and yoga are effective alternative treatments for adult depression, and yoga has also shown positive effects for treating anxiety. There is only minimal evidence to support the use of exercise for anxiety. Meditation has not shown effectiveness in the treatment of...

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Ulcers

    LAUREN COLLINS, SAMINA SERAJ

    Determining etiology is critical in guiding the management of venous ulcers, which usually affect the lower extremities. Surgery is considered in patients with ulcers that are large, persistent, or refractory to conservative measures.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Health Care Reform Bill Only a Starting Point for Physicians, Says AAFP President | FDA Recommends Temporary Stop to Use of Rotarix Rotavirus Vaccine | NRMP Results Show Highest Ever Fill Rate for Family Medicine Resident Matching | Family Medicine Groups Support New...

    Editorials

    Examining the Heart of Family Medicine: Family History

    W. GREGORY FEERO

    Family history has been used by generations of family physicians during clinical encounters in emergency departments, intensive care units, and primary care offices. As a clinical tool, it can shape the differential diagnosis, uncover patient fears, and identify those at risk...

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Warts (Nongenital)

    STEVEN KING-FAN LOO, WILLIAM YUK-MING TANG

    What are the effects of treatments for warts (nongenital)?

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for colorectal cancer in adults using fecal occult blood test (FOBT), sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, beginning at 50 years of age and continuing until 75 years of age. The risks and benefits of these...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Colorectal Cancer

    KENNETH W. LIN, RUTA SHARANGPANI

    Case study: N.P., a 51-year-old man, comes to your office because one of his friends was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer. He is wondering whether he should be screened too.

    Photo Quiz

    Acute Extensive Bullous Eruption

    OSSAMA ABBAS, ADELE CHEDRAOUI, SAMER GHOSN

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

    Tips from Other Journals

    Biennial vs. Annual Mammography: Which Is Better?

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Can Bone Marrow Biopsy Diagnose Fever of Unknown Origin?

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Long-term Effects of Weight Loss Diets on Overall Mood

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Antidepressant-Related Adverse Effects Improve with Time

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Use of Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Bradycardia Risk

    KENNETH T. MOON

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches

    HEATHER PICKETT, JEAN C. BLACKWELL

    Acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraine headaches when used as an adjunct to, or in place of, medical management.

    Practice Guidelines

    ACEP Releases Guidelines on Evaluation of Suspected Acute Appendicitis

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has developed evidence-based recommendations to help physicians judge which clinical findings are most useful for guiding decision making in patients with suspected acute appendicitis. The guidelines also address the use of...

    Letters to the Editor

    Management of Lactose Intolerance in Infants

    DAVID T. YUAN

    Infant Formula Versus Whole Milk in Six- to 12-Month-Olds

    Family History and Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

    Depression is a common illness that is serious. It is normal to sometimes have sad feelings for a couple of days. However, if you have depression, these feelings last for two weeks or longer. It affects how you cope with daily life and causes pain for you and those who care...

    Venous Leg Ulcers

    It is a shallow wound that happens when the veins in your legs are unable to properly pump blood to your heart. This can cause blood to pool inside your legs.



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