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    Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

    DENISE K. SUR, STEPHANIE SCANDALE

    Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of allergic rhinitis should be based on the patient's age and symptom severity. Intranasal corticosteroids are recommended as first-line therapy for mild to moderate disease, with the addition of second-line therapies for more...

    Office-Based Strategies for the Management of Obesity

    GOUTHAM RAO

    Family physicians need practical office-based strategies for treating obesity and obesity-related conditions. This article offers suggestions about assisted self-management and popular diets, commercial weight-loss programs, weight-loss medications, bariatric surgery, and...

    Evaluation of Anemia in Children

    JENNIFER JANUS, SARAH K. MOERSCHEL

    In children, anemia is usually caused by one of two abnormalities: decreased production of red blood cells or increased turnover of red blood cells. Anemia should not be considered a diagnosis, but a finding that warrants further investigation.

    Editorials

    Let's Treat Obesity Seriously

    GEORGE A. BRAY

    Patients who are obese walk into physician offices every day; according to one study, approximately 33 percent of U.S. adults are obese and 66 percent are overweight.1 Overweight or obesity is their primary medical complaint, or it is present in addition to another health...

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Diagnosing Von Willebrand Disease

    BRIAN CROWNOVER, LESLIE SLEUWEN, CLARA CARLS, BETH KETTERMAN

    The diagnosis of vWD requires two clinical criteria: (1) a personal history, family history, or physical evidence of mucocutaneous bleeding and (2) a qualitative or quantitative decrease in functional activity of von Willebrand factor (vWF).

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    CDC Updates Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella Vaccination Recommendations | FDA Recommends That Physicians Resume Use of Rotavirus Vaccinations | FDA Investigating McNeil Consumer Healthcare After Product Recalls | Study Shows No Effect on Patient-Physician Communication...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of using a whole-body skin examination by a primary care physician or patient skin self-examination for the early detection of...

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Skin Cancer

    KENNETH W. LIN, RUTA SHARANGPANI

    Case study: S.B., a healthy 47-year-old woman, comes to your office for a routine check-up. S.B. has fair skin and a history of frequent sun exposure and sunburns when she was in college more than 25 years ago. She has no personal or family history of skin cancer.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Burns (Minor Thermal)

    JASON WASIAK, HEATHER CLELAND

    What are the effects of treatments for minor thermal burns?

    STEPS

    Saxagliptin (Onglyza) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    KAREN WHALEN, ERIN ST. ONGE

    Saxagliptin lowers A1C levels to a lesser extent and is much more expensive than first-line therapy with metformin. Its ability to decrease diabetes-related complications, including mortality, is not known. It is a DPP-4 inhibitor that has a more significant drug interaction...

    Photo Quiz

    Cyanosis in an Older Woman

    SANGIL LEE, TOSHINORI OZEKI

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

    Practice Guidelines

    International Consensus Group Issues Recommendations for Management of Upper GI Bleeding

    MARA LAMBERT

    In response to new data that may lead to improved patient outcomes, the International Consensus Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Conference Group—a multidisciplinary group of 34 experts from 15 countries—developed international guidelines for managing nonvariceal upper GI...

    Letters to the Editor

    Hypocupremia in Patients After Gastric Bypass Surgery

    HASSAN R. ABUL-KHOUDOUD

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Weight Loss: Practical Tips

    People become overweight or obese for many reasons. Weight issues can run in families. They can be caused by unhealthy behaviors and a person's environment. Certain health problems and medicines can also lead to unwanted weight gain.



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