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    Diabetic Foot Infections

    FASSIL W. GEMECHU, FNU SEEMANT, CATHERINE A. CURLEY

    Diabetic foot infection is a common complication in persons with diabetes mellitus, and is a common cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations. It is diagnosed clinically based on the presence of at least two classic findings of inflammation or purulence. Treatment is...

    Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Cancer: A Guide for Early Recognition

    IOANNA FRAGKANDREA, JOHN ALEXANDER NIXON, PARASKEVI PANAGOPOULOU

    Childhood cancer, although rare, is the second most common cause of mortality among children in developed countries. Many of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer mirror those of benign conditions. Worrisome or persistent red flag symptoms should be investigated...

    Thyroid Nodules

    MARK A. KNOX

    Measurement of thyroid-stimulating hormone can identify conditions that may cause hyperfunctioning of the thyroid. For all other conditions, ultrasonography and fine-needle aspiration are central to the diagnosis. Lesions larger than 1 cm should be biopsied.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP to Congress: Immigration Reform Should Enhance Access to Health Care Services | Report Finds Mixed Results for Family Physicians in Meaningful Use of EHRs | Survey Raises Concern Over Physicians' Readiness for ICD-10 Implementation | More Accountability Needed in GME...

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    Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm

    JAY SIWEK, KENNETH W. LIN

    The Choosing Wisely campaign provides key clinical recommendations for physicians and patients that promote best practices and help avoid unnecessary medical interventions. This campaign is sponsored by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, and initially nine...

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    Back to Baseline

    JASON DELCOLLO, AMY CRAWFORD-FAUCHER

    COMMENTARY

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    Antiretroviral Preexposure Prophylaxis for Preventing HIV Infection in High-Risk Individuals

    AARON SAGUIL

    Does antiretroviral preexposure prophylaxis reduce the risk of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in high-risk individuals?

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    Dyspnea in an Older Patient

    ANUSH S. PILLAI, WU MONICA

    An 88-year-old nursing home resident was admitted to the hospital with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. At presentation she had type 2 diabetes mellitus, stroke, colovesical fistula, atrial fibrillation, and Alzheimer's dementia. Four days after she was admitted, she...

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    Mediterranean Diet Reduces Cardiovascular Events

    MARK H. EBELL

    Practice Guidelines

    AACAP Releases Practice Parameter on Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and Gender Identity Issues in Children and Adolescents

    AMBER RANDEL

    Guideline source: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Letters to the Editor

    Physicians Need More Education About Natural Family Planning

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Preventing Diabetic Foot Infections

    If you have diabetes, you can develop sores or wounds on your feet. These sores are called ulcers. If a foot ulcer does not heal, it could get infected. However, if you watch your diabetes carefully and take good care of your feet, you can usually prevent infection. Here are...

    Thyroid Nodules

    The thyroid is a small gland in the front of your neck, just above the breastbone (see drawing). It controls your body temperature and the rate at which your body uses calories.

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