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    Hearing Loss in Older Adults

    ANNE D. WALLING, GRETCHEN M. DICKSON

    Screening for hearing loss is recommended in adults older than 50 to 60 years. The medical history can indicate etiology and identify risk factors. Physical examination includes inspection of the auditory canal and tympanic membrane. Management goals are to address any...

    Diagnosis and Evaluation of Heart Failure

    MICHAEL KING, JOE KINGERY, BARETTA CASEY

    Heart failure has high morbidity and mortality rates, especially in older persons. Many conditions, such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease, and diabetes mellitus, can cause or lead to decompensation of chronic heart failure. The initial...

    Update on Acute Ankle Sprains

    JEFFREY D. TIEMSTRA

    Ankle sprains are common injuries in teenagers and young adults, and often occur during athletic activity. The Ottawa ankle rules may be used to determine the need for radiography by ruling out fracture. Options for pain relief include cryotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Ankle...

    AAFP News now AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now:AFP Edition

    Report Shows First-Year Enrollment in U.S. Medical Schools Steadily Increasing | Reducing Waste in Six Key Areas Could Save Billions of Dollars in U.S. Health Care Costs | AAFP, USPSTF Issue Final Recommendation Against Routine PSA-Based Screening | Vaccination Rates Could Be...

    Editorials

    Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Patients with Osteoporosis

    CHRISTINE HENG, VICTOR M. BADNER, TASIOS G. VAKKAS, ROSEMARY JOHNSON, YVON YEO

    In 2007, more than 5.4 million patients in the United States were taking oral bisphosphonates. However, bisphosphonates are under scrutiny because of the risk of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw.

    AFP Journal Club

    Transient Ischemic Attack: The Rules Have Changed

    ROBERT DACHS, ANDREA DARBY-STEWART, MARK A. GRABER

    This scientific guideline includes three game changers for physicians regarding TIA. The Journal Club authors discuss why physicians should be wary of clinical guidelines that are based on expert opinion.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Cervical Cancer

    PIERRE L. MARTIN-HIRSCH, NICHOLAS J. WOOD

    What are the effects of interventions to prevent cervical cancer? What are the effects of interventions to manage early-stage cervical cancer? What are the effects of additional interventions to manage bulky early-stage cervical cancer?

    Photo Quiz

    Enlarging, Pedunculated Skin Lesion

    JUSTIN A. LEE, MORTEZA KHODAEE

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

    STEPS

    Dutasteride/Tamsulosin (Jalyn) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    STEPHEN A. WILSON, JENNIE BRODERS

    Jalyn offers the convenience of taking one medication instead of two. Although monotherapy with dutasteride or tamsulosin is beneficial for many men, the combination drug is slightly better than either component alone at decreasing symptom scores; however, these benefits are...

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    Saw Palmetto Extract Ineffective for BPH Symptoms

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Practice Guidelines

    ACP Recommendations for VTE Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients

    AMBER RANDEL

    Most hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE), such as pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released guidelines on VTE prophylaxis in hospitalized, nonsurgical patients,...

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    Advantages of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy Technique

    DAVID A. MOSS, TRAVIS C. RUSSELL, JENNIE B. MOSS, MARK B. STEPHENS, ALISON ROLLINS

    NSV should be used instead of the standard incisional method.

    Letters to the Editor

    NSAIDs for Relieving Renal Colic in Patients with Kidney Stones

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    How to Care for Your Ankle Sprain

    There are several things you should do to help your ankle heal:

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