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    Evaluation of First Nonfebrile Seizures

    JESSICA A. WILDEN, AARON A. COHEN-GADOL

    A nonfebrile seizure may indicate underlying disease or epilepsy. The patient history may distinguish epileptic seizures from nonepileptic disorders. Laboratory testing, lumbar puncture, and neuroimaging may be indicated. Antiepileptic treatment does not prevent epilepsy in...

    Common Breast Problems

    BROOKE SALZMAN, STEPHENIE FLEEGLE, AMBER S. TULLY

    Although most breast masses are benign, they require immediate evaluation because they are the most common presenting symptom in patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Risk assessment may affect diagnostic or treatment plans. Mastalgia is not a risk factor for breast cancer,...

    Nocturnal Leg Cramps

    RICHARD E. ALLEN, KARL A. KIRBY

    The etiology of nocturnal leg cramps is unclear, although muscle fatigue and nerve dysfunction are likely causes. Medical conditions and medication use also have been implicated. No treatment has been proven safe and effective, but stretching and deep tissue massage may be...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Opioid Manufacturers to Provide Funding for FDA-Specified Education Programs | Study Shows New Weight Loss Approach May Be Effective and Economical | Virtual Clinics Expanding Veterans' Access to Specialty Care in Rural Areas | Survey Shows an Increase in Salaries and Demand...

    Editorials

    Breast Masses in Adolescents: Clinical Pearls in the Diagnostic Evaluation

    SANDHYA PRUTHI, KATIE N. JONES, JUDY C. BOUGHEY, PATRICIA S. SIMMONS

    The diagnostic evaluation of an adolescent presenting with a breast mass differs substantially from that of an adult because of marked differences in breast cancer risk and breast architecture. In the adolescent, early clinical assessment and close follow-up are most...

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

    TOM McNICHOLAS, ROGER KIRBY

    What are the effects of medical, herbal, and surgical treatments in men with BPH?

    Photo Quiz

    Rapid-Onset Skin Rash

    NADINE D. HENLEY

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

    STEPS

    Ulipristal (Ella) for Emergency Contraception

    KAREN WHALEN, RENEE ROSE

    Ulipristal is a prescription-only emergency contraceptive. It is at least as effective as levonorgestrel when administered within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse, and is more effective than levonorgestrel in the 72- to 120-hour window.

    Practice Guidelines

    CDC Recommends New Treatment Regimen for Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection

    MARA LAMBERT

    Guideline source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionEvidence rating system used? YesLiterature search described? YesGuideline developed by participants without relevant financial ties to industry? Not reportedPublished source:Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,...

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    Evaluation of Hip Pain in Older Adults

    MATTHEW M. VERRILL, MARY N. HALL, BRIDGET LOVEN

    The evaluation of hip pain in patients 65 years and older should include a history and physical examination, followed by pertinent imaging studies.

    Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

    Improving America's Health Requires Community-Level Solutions: Folsom Revisited

    Amidst sweeping changes to health care in the 1960s, the broadly influential Folsom Commission report, “Health is a Community Affair,” never fully achieved its vision of galvanizing the creation of Communities of Solution, which were empowered to improve health at the local...

    Letters to the Editor

    Strategy for Facilitating Advance Directive Completion Among Patients

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Nocturnal Leg Cramps

    Leg cramps are sometimes called charley horses or muscle spasms. They happen when your leg muscles tighten and it is hard to relax them.

    Corrections

    Correction

    In the editorial “School-Based Management of Food Allergies in Children” (July 1, 2012, page 16), the second to last sentence in the first paragraph (page 16) contained an error regarding the incidence of fatal food allergy anaphylaxis in children. The sentence should have...

    Correction

    In the article “Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease: Updated CDC Guideline” (July 1, 2012, page 59), the third to last sentence of the abstract (page 59) incorrectly stated that clindamycin is recommended in persons at serious risk of anaphylaxis if...



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