JOEL J. HEIDELBAUGH, MICHELLE TORTORELLO
The adult well male examination should incorporate evidence-based guidance toward the promotion of optimal health and well-being, including use of screening tests shown to improve health outcomes, prevention of premature morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, and...
BRETT A. JOHNSON, MONICA G. KALRA
Persons traveling to malaria-endemic areas should be counseled on mosquito bite prevention. Use of insect repellent and insecticide-treated bed netting is effective in reducing malaria transmission. Chemoprophylactic regimens should be used before, during, and after travel....
DEBORAH PIERCE, BETHANY C. CALKINS, KRISTEN THORNTON
Endocarditis should be suspected in patients with unexplained fevers, night sweats, or signs of systemic illness. Diagnosis is made using the Duke criteria, which include clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic findings. Antibiotic treatment depends on whether the...
Macy Foundation Awards Grant to Study Direction of Graduate Medical Education | Adults Diagnosed with Mental Illness Have Higher Rates of Chronic Physical Ailments | Death Rates from Injury Among Children Have Decreased over the Past Decade | AMA Launches Online Resource to...
KENNETH W. LIN
A recent national survey on the use of preventive health services in the United States found that men were 30 to 60 percent less likely than women to have received blood pressure screenings, cholesterol testing, and influenza vaccinations.1 Consequently, the review of...
LARA MOR ZILBERSTEIN, APAR BAINS
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
REX DANCEL, DAVID PRICE, LEONORA KAUFMANN
All newborns should be screened for hearing loss, whether or not they have preauricular skin lesions. Newborns with these anomalies may be at increased risk of hearing impairment.
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and American Heart Association (AHA) have updated their 2005 guideline on the management of peripheral artery disease (PAD) based on new data, with particular focus on lower extremity and abdominal aortic disease....
Talk to your doctor about your diet, exercise, and risk factors for diseases and cancer. You can talk about ways to keep yourself healthy, and make sure you are up to date on vaccinations and screening tests. Keep your doctor updated on your family and personal health history.
Malaria is an infection that is carried by mosquitoes in some areas of the world. It is most common in parts of Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. It also is found in Mexico, Central America, and South America.
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