• Articles

    Slowing Global Warming: Benefits for Patients and the Planet

    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...

    Treatment of Nongenital Cutaneous Warts

    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...

    Diagnostic Approach to Chronic Constipation in Adults

    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...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    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...

    Editorials

    The Physician's Role in Efforts to Slow Global Warming

    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.

    Close-ups

    The Race Against Time: Coping with Anxiety and Depression

    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.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Self-Monitoring and Self-Management of Anticoagulation Therapy

    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.

    Photo Quiz

    Nonhealing Vulvar Ulcer

    DANETTE NULL, DANIELLE WALZ

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

    Tips from Other Journals

    Vitamin B Supplementation Does Not Preserve Cognition in Older Men

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Acyclovir Safe for Treating Herpes Infection in Early Pregnancy

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Self-Testing of INR at Home Is Comparable to Office Testing

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Practice Guidelines

    Updated Dietary Guidelines from the USDA and HHS

    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...

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    Evaluation of Ovarian Cysts

    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 ...

    Letters to the Editor

    Ultrasensitive Culture in Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Global Warming and Your Health

    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.

    Treating Warts

    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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