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    Outpatient Burns: Prevention and Care

    EMILLIA C. O. LLOYD, BLAKE C. RODGERS, MICHAEL MICHENER, MICHAEL S. WILLIAMS

    Most burn injuries can be managed by primary care physicians. Superficial burns can be managed with topical treatments. Deeper burns should be treated with topical antimicrobials or absorptive occlusive dressing to reduce pain, promote healing, and prevent wound desiccation....

    Evaluation and Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Premenopausal Women

    MARY GAYLE SWEET, TARIN A. SCHMIDT-DALTON, PATRICE M. WEISS, KEITH P. MADSEN

    Abnormal uterine bleeding is categorized as anovulatory (irregular or infrequent periods) or ovulatory (excessive volume or duration of periods). Evaluation and treatment options depend on the type of bleeding. Treatment may include oral contraceptives, oral or implantable...

    Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment

    KEITH SINUSAS

    The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is based on the history and physical examination. Physical exercise can help reduce pain and improve function. Treatment should begin with acetaminophen, although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and intra-articular injections also are...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Screening Guide Created to Help Prevent Alcohol-Related Problems in Teenagers | CDC Report: Only One-Fourth of U.S. Patients with HIV Have Virus Under Control | Medicare Now Covers Screening and Counseling for Patients with Obesity | System Facilitates Data Sharing Among...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Antidepressants for Agitation and Psychosis in Patients with Dementia

    QUYNH BUI

    There are few high-quality studies examining the effectiveness of antidepressants for treating the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. Although there is some evidence to support the use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) sertraline (Zoloft) and...

    Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

    Refocusing Geriatricians’ Role in Training to Improve Care for Older Adults

    ELIZABETH J. BRAGG, GREGG A. WARSHAW, STEPHEN M. PETTERSON, IMAM M. XIERALI, ANDREW W. BAZEMORE, ROBERT L. PHILLIPS, JR.

    The current number of geriatricians cannot keep up with the health care needs of the growing number of older adults. To fill the gap, more geriatricians should focus on training primary care and other specialty physicians to care for older adults.

    Photo Quiz

    Persistent Cough

    CHINWE UKAONU, STALINA CINE-GOWDIE, PEGGY BERGRAB

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

    Practice Guidelines

    AHA Updates Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women

    LISA HAUK

    Major changes addressed in the American Heart Association's (AHA) 2011 guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) are that benefits and risks found in the clinical practice setting were strongly considered, and recommendations were not based solely on benefits found in the...

    Letters to the Editor

    Features and Serotypes of Chlamydial Conjunctivitis

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Caring for Minor Burns

    In young children, most burns happen when a hot object or liquid is pulled off of the stove or countertop. Older children and teenagers typically get burns from playing with lighters, firecrackers, or gasoline. Adults can get burns from sun exposure, touching hot objects, and...

    Abnormal Bleeding During Your Period

    Periods are considered abnormal if they last more than seven days, have less than 24 days or more than 35 days between starting dates, or are very irregular or very heavy. Bleeding is considered very heavy if you have to change tampons or pads more than every one to two hours...

    What You Should Know About Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease. It is caused by a breakdown of the cartilage in the joint (see picture). It is more common in older people, women, overweight people, and people with family members who have osteoarthritis.



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