CINDY L. PARKER
The progression of global warming will negatively affect health outcomes in many ways. Family physicians can advise patients on how to help slow global warming and concurrently improve individual health by doing things such as reducing meat consumption and using active...
ELIE MULHEM, SUSANNA PINELIS
Watchful waiting is acceptable for new cutaneous warts because many resolve spontaneously. However, patients often prefer treatment because of social stigma or discomfort. Salicylic acid and cryotherapy are first-line treatments, although many other modalities with less-clear...
NAMIRAH JAMSHED, ZONE-EN LEE, KEVIN W. OLDEN
Patients with chronic constipation typically have three or fewer bowel movements per week, with accompanying symptoms of lower abdominal discomfort, distension, or bloating. The diagnosis requires a history and physical examination. Endoscopy may be necessary in patients with...
New Study Shows Patients Benefit from More Than Verbal Communication Alone | ACCME Issues a Statement Explaining How the CME Accreditation Process Works | Family Medicine Organizations Call for Changes to Proposed ACO Model | Partnership for Patients Funding to Help Health...
ROBERT M. GOULD
Global warming will directly affect the health of our patients, communities, and planet; therefore, physicians and other health care professionals have a critical role in addressing the issue.
SANAZ SARA MAJD
The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.
WILLIAM E. CAYLEY, JR.
Self-monitoring and self-management of long-term oral anticoagulation therapy reduce the risks of thromboembolism, all-cause mortality, and minor hemorrhage for appropriately selected patients.
DANETTE NULL, DANIELLE WALZ
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
KENNETH T. MOON
KENNETH T. MOON
ELIZABETH HORSLEY, null MSJ
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly created the updated version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The updated guidelines are based on two main concepts: focusing on balancing caloric intake...
ROBIN A. HOLZER, ROBERT K. PERSONS, BARBARA JAMIESON
Initial evaluation of an ovarian cyst is largely determined by its characteristics on ultrasonography, in addition to the presence of symptoms, laboratory evaluation, and patient history. Women with an ovarian cyst, but with no symptoms, family or personal history of cancer ...
Global warming is when the Earth's average surface temperature goes up over time. Because of this, the Earth is getting warmer with each decade. Scientists have found that this is mostly caused by human activities that affect air pollution.
Warts are bumps on the skin that can happen anywhere on the body, but usually on the hands or feet. They are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Warts typically do not cause pain or bleeding.
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