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    Common Questions About the Pharmacologic Management of Depression in Adults

    HEATHER KOVICH, AMANDA DEJONG

    Although the use of antidepressants is widespread, research has shown mixed effectiveness. In the primary care population, medications are modestly superior to placebo in achieving remission. The benefit is more pronounced in patients with severe depression. Second-generation...

    Differential Diagnosis of the Swollen Red Eyelid

    ROBERT THOMAS CARLISLE, JOHN DIGIOVANNI

    Understanding the anatomy of the orbital region can guide diagnosis and care of the swollen red eyelid. Conditions that may present with swollen red eyelid include superficial skin processes, inflammatory eyelid processes, cellulitis, and orbital mass effect. Methicillin...

    Health Literacy in Primary Care Practice

    LAUREN HERSH, BROOKE SALZMAN, DANIELLE SNYDERMAN

    Health literacy includes a set of skills needed to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services. Physicians often overestimate patients' health literacy level. Using universal precautions for all patients, regardless of health literacy level, is...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Medical Groups Throw Support Behind Bill That Would Safeguard CME | AAFP Warns of Fallout from ICD-10 Rollout | White House Forum Spotlights Antibiotic Overuse in Medicine and Food Production | Falls Prevention Program Shows Investing in Safety Reduces Risk and Costs of Falls

    Editorials

    Health Literacy: What Do You Need to Do?

    BARRY D. WEISS

    What can physicians do to address limited health literacy and be sure that patients understand health information? The answer is twofold: practicewide changes and individual communication changes.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

    TINA FAN, CARLO ROSSI

    N.D. is a 72-year-old white man who presents for a preventive visit. He smokes, and his medical history is significant for essential hypertension, which is stable and well controlled with medication. N.D.'s close friend was recently diagnosed with dementia, and N.D. is...

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Fungal Toenail Infections

    JILL FERRARI

    What are the effects of oral and topical treatments for fungal toenail infections in adults?

    Curbside Consultation

    Care of a Transgender Adolescent

    DAVID A. KLEIN, JAMES A. ELLZY, JOHANNA OLSON

    Although the actual number may be higher, research estimates that approximately 700,000 Americans are transgender. Many in this population have inadequate insurance to cover appropriate health care. Primary care clinicians treat transgender patients in their practices, and...

    Photo Quiz

    A Bump on the Knee

    MORTEZA KHODAEE, DREW ASHBY

    A 13-year-old girl presented with a painless bump on her knee that had been present for two weeks; Plain radiography was performed.

    Practice Guidelines

    Management of Non–ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Guideline from the AHA and ACC

    LISA HAUK

    • Cardiac troponin levels should be measured on arrival and again three to six hours after the patient's symptoms began.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Treating Depression with Medicine

    Medicines for depression work by increasing levels of chemicals in your brain that help you feel good. These medicines can help people with mild or moderate depression, but they're more effective in people with very bad depression. These medicines work best if you take them...



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