• Articles

    Health Maintenance in Women

    MARGARET RILEY, MARGARET DOBSON, ELIZABETH JONES, NELL KIRST

    The health maintenance examination should focus on disease prevention and health promotion. Topics such as drug and alcohol abuse, depression, sexually transmitted infections, coronary heart disease, and osteoporosis should be discussed, with screening performed as...

    Audiometry Screening and Interpretation

    JENNIFER JUNNILA WALKER, LEANNE M. CLEVELAND, JENNY L. DAVIS, JENNIFER S. SEALES

    Hearing loss affects more than 25 percent of adults older than 50 years, and more than 50 percent of those older than 80 years. Audiometry is a relatively simple screening procedure that can be conducted in the family medicine clinic setting. Tests such as pure-tone...

    Caring for Latino Patients

    GREGORY JUCKETT

    Latino persons have disproportionately higher rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus. However, language barriers; lack of insurance; different cultural beliefs; and in some cases, illegal immigration status, mistrust, and illiteracy have resulted in striking disparities in...

    Editorials

    The Annual Pelvic Examination: Preventive Time Not Well Spent

    GIANG T. NGUYEN, PETER F. CRONHOLM

    Given the lack of evidence to support annual pelvic examinations, it would be better for patients if we spend that time addressing screening, counseling, and other preventive services for which strong evidence exists.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Newborns

    ERIC EWALD, ERIN KIESEL

    Although screening increases the proportion of newborns who are treated for DDH, there is insufficient evidence that targeted or universal ultrasound screening improves long-term orthopedic outcomes.

    Caffeine as an Analgesic Adjuvant for Acute Pain in Adults

    JOSEPH R. YANCEY, GINA DATTOLI

    Overall, there appears to be a small but clinically significant benefit to adding caffeine to analgesic therapy for various types of acute pain. More research is needed to determine the optimal dosing.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    Proposed Rules to Address Various Provisions of the Affordable Care Act | Survey Compares Effectiveness of Private and Public Health Information Exchanges | Childhood Psoriasis and Obesity Linked | Anticompetitive Market Conditions Are Common in U.S. Health Insurance Markets ...

    Photo Quiz

    Papular Rash in a Child After a Fever

    CHELSEA TAGAWA, MORI SPEAKMAN

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

    Practice Guidelines

    AAP Releases Guideline on Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of ADHD

    LISA HAUK

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first published guidelines on the diagnosis and evaluation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2000, with recommendations for treatment published in 2001. Based on new data collected since then, the AAP released new...

    Letters to the Editor

    Homeopathic Remedies for Treatment of the Common Cold

    Tips from Other Journals

    Is Telephone CBT as Effective as Face-to-Face CBT?

    AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Staying Healthy: Recommendations for Women

    The best way to stay healthy is to live a healthy lifestyle. This includes keeping a healthy weight by eating a diet high in fiber, fruits, and vegetables. It also includes exercising for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. You should not use tobacco products, and...



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