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    Iron Deficiency Anemia: Evaluation and Management

    MATTHEW W. SHORT, JASON E. DOMAGALSKI

    Diagnostic criteria include findings of low iron stores and a hemoglobin level two standard deviations below normal. Women should be screened during pregnancy, and children screened at one year of age. Asymptomatic men and postmenopausal women should not be screened, but...

    Evaluation and Treatment of Endometriosis

    SARINA SCHRAGER, JULIANNE FALLERONI, JENNIFER EDGOOSE

    The initial diagnosis of endometriosis in primary care usually is clinical, but can be confirmed with laparoscopy if initial treatment is ineffective. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and hormonal contraceptives are effective treatment options for symptoms; however,...

    Evaluation and Management of Corneal Abrasions

    JENNIFER L. WIPPERMAN, JOHN N. DORSCH

    Corneal abrasions may result from mechanical injury, foreign bodies, contact lens wear, or flash burns. The diagnosis is made clinically with an eye examination and fluorescein staining. Topical antibiotics are used routinely to prevent superinfection, and topical...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    House Bills Would Strengthen Federal Regulations for Compounding Pharmacies | HHS Launches Initiative and Online Tools to Protect Patient Privacy on Mobile Devices | Quality Improvement Interventions May Improve Vaccination Rates | Study Shows Patients Utilize More Services...

    Editorials

    Updated Recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care

    MADELINE B. DEUTSCH, JAMIE L. FELDMAN

    The health care of transgender persons has begun moving out of the shadows and into the spotlight; as transgender health care moves into the mainstream, primary care physicians will be increasingly called upon to provide compassionate and individualized care to this diverse...

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    CHRISTOPHER K. GALE, JANE MILLICHAMP

    What are the effects of treatments for generalized anxiety disorder in adults and children and adolescents?

    Photo Quiz

    Painful Red Eye

    MOHENISH SINGH, ADAM SANBORN

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

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults

    JENNIFER CROSWELL, BRYANT WEBBER

    Case study: A 75-year-old woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. She mentions that her friend was recently diagnosed with hearing loss and fitted for a hearing aid. She has no perceived hearing loss, but she wonders whether she needs a hearing aid.

    Tips from Other Journals

    Are Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements an Effective Secondary Prevention for CVD?

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening Reduces Colorectal Cancer Incidence

    KENNETH T. MOON

    Practice Guidelines

    ACP Updates Guideline on Oral Pharmacologic Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    MICHAEL DEVITT

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published an updated guideline on the oral pharmacologic management of type 2 diabetes. Recommendations are based on a systematic evidence review of head-to-head comparisons of oral pharmacologic treatments for type 2 diabetes, and...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in asymptomatic adults 50 years or older.

    Letters to the Editor

    Serologic Cross-Reactivity of Syphilis, Yaws, and Pinta

    PASCAL J. de CAPRARIIS, PHYLLIS DELLA-LATTA

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Anemia (ah-NEE-me-uh) is a condition that affects your red blood cells. These cells carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Hemoglobin (HEE-moh-glow-bin) is the protein in red blood cells that allows them to carry oxygen. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin.



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