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    Geriatric Assistive Devices

    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...

    Treatment Options for Localized Prostate Cancer

    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...

    Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction: Diagnosis and Management

    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...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    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...

    Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

    Should All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders?Yes: Merging Science, Policy, and Practice

    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

    DOUG CAMPOS-OUTCALT

    Should All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders?No: Screening Is Not Ready for Prime Time

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Preventing Acute Mountain Sickness

    JOHN M. KITSTEINER, JAMES D. WHITWORTH, JOAN NASHELSKY

    Gradual ascent is the most effective method for preventing acute mountain sickness.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Low Back Pain (Chronic)

    ROGER CHOU

    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

    A Bubble Under the Tongue of a Child

    SCOTT CORDTS

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

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Testicular Cancer: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for testicular cancer in adolescent or adult males.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Testicular Cancer

    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.

    STEPS

    Doxepin (Silenor) for Insomnia

    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.

    Practice Guidelines

    IDSA Guidelines on the Treatment of MRSA Infections in Adults and Children

    MARA LAMBERT

    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...

    Letters to the Editor

    Do Vaginal Estrogens Increase Endometrial Proliferation Risk?

    Case Report: Agranulocytosis Attributed to Levamisole-Tainted Cocaine

    DUNCAN CHAPMAN, MORTEZA KHODAEE

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Using Canes and Walkers

    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: Who Should Be Treated?

    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

    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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