SARA M. BRADLEY, CAMERON R. HERNANDEZ
Assistive devices may be considered for older patients to help improve balance, reduce pain, and increase mobility. When choosing among a cane, crutches, or a walker, the physician should consider the patient's strength, endurance, vision, vestibular and cognitive functioning...
RAVINDER MOHAN, PAUL F. SCHELLHAMMER
Most patients who are diagnosed with prostate cancer undergo surgery or radiotherapy. However, many of these patients have low-risk cancer and can follow an active surveillance protocol instead of undergoing invasive treatments. Primary care physicians can use clinical...
MICHAEL A. KRAFCZYK, CHAD A. ASPLUND
Symptoms of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction include wheezing, shortness of breath, dyspnea, cough, and chest tightness during or after exercise. The diagnosis is made using direct or indirect bronchial provocation testing. Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment...
CMS Campaign Raises Awareness of New Preventive Benefits for Medicare Patients | New Telemedicine Project Connects Primary Care Physicians with Dermatologists | Revised Medicare ABN Form Is Available Now, Becomes Mandatory This Fall | AHRQ Brief Highlights Ways to Improve...
PAUL H. LIPKIN, SUSAN L. HYMAN
Should All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders?Yes: Merging Science, Policy, and Practice
Should All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders?No: Screening Is Not Ready for Prime Time
JOHN M. KITSTEINER, JAMES D. WHITWORTH, JOAN NASHELSKY
Gradual ascent is the most effective method for preventing acute mountain sickness.
What are the effects of oral drug treatments, injection therapy, and nondrug treatments for persons with chronic low back pain? What are the effects of nonsurgical and surgical treatments?
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for testicular cancer in adolescent or adult males.
JENNIFER CROSWELL, CYNTHIA SIKORSKI
Case study: A 17-year-old male presents to your office for a college entrance physical examination. He learned about testicular cancer in health class, and asks you about screening. He has no history of cryptorchidism and no physical symptoms.
DHIREN PATEL, JENNIFER D. GOLDMAN-LEVINE
In older patients with primary insomnia, Silenor can increase duration of sleep without next-day effects. However, it does not significantly decrease the time to sleep onset, and it is less effective in younger adults.
The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the United States continues to increase, with more than 94,000 cases of invasive disease reported in 2005. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its first evidence-based...
DUNCAN CHAPMAN, MORTEZA KHODAEE
If you have pain or weakness on one side of your body that makes it hard to walk or balance, a cane may be helpful. If you have poor balance or feel unsteady on your feet, a walker may give you more support. Which type of cane or walker is best for you depends on several...
Prostate cancer is usually found in the early stages, when treatment can cure it. Some men have more aggressive cancer that spreads quickly; treatment can be life-saving in these cases. However, treatment can also cause urinary, sexual, and bowel problems.
Exercise-induced wheezing, or bronchoconstriction (BRON-ko-kon-STRIK-shun), happens when your airways shrink during or after exercise. It can cause shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing.
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