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    Stress Fractures: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

    DEEPAK S. PATEL, MATT ROTH, NEHA KAPIL

    Stress fractures are common in persons who engage in repetitive, high-intensity training. The diagnosis should begin with plain radiography, followed by advanced imaging if needed. Treatment includes restricted activity, as well as analgesics for pain relief and pneumatic...

    The Geriatric Assessment

    BASSEM ELSAWY, KIM E. HIGGINS

    The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older person's functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and socioenvironmental circumstances. It aids in the diagnosis of medical conditions;...

    Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Treatment

    CECILIA GUTIERREZ, DANIEL G. BLANCHARD

    Atrial fibrillation is a source of significant morbidity and mortality. Patients commonly report palpitations, dyspnea, fatigue, and lightheadedness. Rhythm control and rate control are the two main management strategies. Anticoagulation therapy is often required to decrease...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Senate and House of Representatives Approve 12-Month Medicare Payment Patch | Positive Changes in CPT Codes for Childhood Vaccinations, Medicare Allowances | Primary Care Benefits from GME Training Provision in Health Care Reform Law | CDC Issues Recommendations for Lead...

    Editorials

    Avoiding Sore Throat Morbidity and Mortality: When Is It Not “Just a Sore Throat?”

    ROBERT M. CENTOR, RALPH SAMLOWSKI

    Sore throat consistently ranks in the top 10 reasons for ambulatory care visits. We see this symptom so often that our vocabulary even includes the phrase “just a sore throat.” For more than 50 years, physicians have considered group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus the only...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Copper Intrauterine Device vs. Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate for Contraception

    JANELLE GUIRGUIS-BLAKE

    The copper IUD is more effective in preventing pregnancy compared with Depo-Provera.1 Each contraceptive method has different adverse effects; the evidence is too limited to make comparisons of discontinuation rates.

    Cochrane Briefs

    Short Course of Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media Treatment

    MARK H. EBELL

    Antibiotic courses between two and seven days in duration are associated with a slightly higher risk of treatment failure than longer courses (number needed to treat = 33), but also a somewhat lower risk of adverse gastrointestinal effects (number needed to harm = 29)....

    Photo Quiz

    Yellowish Papules on a Middle-aged Man

    JEFFREY S. HENNING, MICHAEL G. FAZIO

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

    Curbside Consultation

    Comforting a Grieving Parent

    RICHARD DEW

    The death of a child is the most devastating loss any parent can face. If physicians can help even a little, we will have done something of lasting value. Most of the things we can do may seem small to us, but are appreciated by the parents.

    Tips from Other Journals

    Do Coffee and Tea Help Prevent Diabetes Mellitus?

    KENNETH T. MOON

    What Is the Best Treatment for Childhood Absence Epilepsy?

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Is BNP-Guided Treatment for Heart Failure Effective?

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    Practice Guidelines

    ACOG Updates Guideline on Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    Endometriosis is a chronic gynecologic disorder that commonly manifests as chronic pain and infertility. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has updated the guideline on diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.

    Letters to the Editor

    STEPS Approach Allows Patient to Participate in Decision Making

    JONATHAN D. FERENCE

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Stress Fractures

    It is a fracture or break in the bone that is caused by repeated stress or pressure. Stress fractures are most common in the bones in your leg.

    Atrial Fibrillation

    There is an electrical signal in your heart that causes it to beat and pump blood to your body. If the signal is jumbled or irregular, it causes the upper chambers (atria) of your heart to tremble rapidly. This is called fibrillation (fih-brih-LA-shun). It can cause many...



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